Nine companies face off at WERCBench Labs Demo Day


Nine startups that recently graduated from the 12-week immersive WERCBench Labs program pitched their big ideas to a group of investors and other business leaders last week during the 2017 WERCBench Labs Demo Day. WERCBench Labs, run by the Mid-west Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC), matches early-stage companies with mentors in the state’s energy, power and

Since its inception in 2012, gener8tor, which has locations in Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, has helped fund and guide 42 startups around the country. Earlier in October, the accelerator announced six new startups that will join its program’s ranks. The accelerator opens up its 12-week course to five or six new companies from around the […]

The Water Council and A. O. Smith recently announced Cincinnati-based SofTap Water as the winner of their 2016 BREW Corporate challenge. The BREW Corporate program partners The Water Council with water industry leaders to support entrepreneurial efforts that help solve the partner company’s needs. A.O. Smith’s 2016 program sought entries that developed technologies in any […]

Ten teams of entrepreneurs, representing four countries, will work to advance their innovative technologies during the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC’s) 2016 fall class of WERCBench Labs. The program is a 12-week immersive course for entrepreneurs and innovators to refine their ideas and business plans, while having access to top-of-the-line rapid prototyping capabilities and mentorship […]

Never short on innovative ideas, the pioneers behind early-stage companies benefit greatly from the support of a structured environment to focus, cultivate and grow their businesses, a need that Madworks Seed Accelerator seeks to fulfill for Wisconsin entrepreneurs. Based in Madison, Madworks Seed Accelerator runs three 10-week programs a year. During each, six early-stage companies get […]