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gener8tor is powering Midwest innovation

By SPN Team / April 9, 2019

gener8tor is no longer just a top tier accelerator hidden away in Wisconsin. gener8tor’s mission is to be the best partner for a community to invest in its best and brightest. gener8tor is proving this mission through its success around the SPN region – growing more multiple programs in communities throughout the Midwest. The company…

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Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Kansas City lead the Midwest in first fundings of female-founded companies

By SPN Team / March 8, 2019

A new report signals that St. Louis, Kansas City, and Milwaukee excel compared to the rest of the Silicon Prairie when it comes to first fundings of female-founded companies. The report, published by the Center for American Entrepreneurship and Research Director Ian Hathaway, details the pathway for many early-stage companies and the continued relative scarcity…

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ImageMoverMD raises $4 million in capital

By SPN Team / February 15, 2019

MADISON, WI – ImageMoverMD has raised $4 million in Series B financing. HealthX Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Cultivation led the February 11 deal, with Colle Capital Partners and Wisconsin Investment Partners participating. The company will use the investment to expand its customer network and technology offering. ImageMoverMD medical imaging software is designed to improve…

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Fasetto closes $6 million venture funding deal

By SPN Team / February 13, 2019

  Wisconsin-based technology startup Fasetto raised $6 million in venture funding from an undisclosed investor on February 4. The company’s real time cloud storage and file sharing platform is intended to provide users easy access to their online content across any platform, device, and connection type. Fasetto’s storage and file-sharing platform is enhanced with a…

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New companies and an accelerator are tackling transportation and logistics in the Silicon Prairie

By SPN Team / December 10, 2018

Virtually every community in the Silicon Prairie advertises that it is in the middle of the country, and thus it is a good location for transportation, logistics, and warehousing.  It should come as no surprise then, that many regional communities have a significant employment level in transportation and warehousing. According to the United States Cluster…

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GenoPalate recommends food choices based on customer’s genetic profiles

By SPN Team / December 10, 2018

GenoPalate raised $357,065 in seed funding from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and other undisclosed investors on May 3, 2018. An undisclosed amount of convertible debt financing is included in the deal. The company, founded by Yi Zhang Ph.D and based in Brookfield, WI, has developed a genetic data analytics platform designed to analyze genetic, demographic…

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NMotion and Gener8tor announce new partnership

By SPN Team / December 7, 2018

NMotion and Gener8tor have announced a new partnership federating the two early stage accelerators. Brian Ardinger, founder of NMotion, and Troy Vosseller, founder of Gener8tor, announced the partnership at NMotion’s sixth demo day held in Lincoln, Nebraska, (home to NMotion), on December 6th. Gener8tor is a GOLD-tier accelerator with operations in Minnesota, Madison, and Milwaukee,…

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Fetch Rewards closes $8 million deal

By SPN Team / December 5, 2018

MADISON, WI – University of Wisconsin-Madison spinout Fetch Rewards, Inc. has raised $8 million in venture funding from undisclosed investors on November 29, 2018. The company plans to use the money for general corporate purposes. The company previously raised $9.56 million in August 2017, and $8.5 million in May 2015. Fetch Rewards, founded in 2013,…

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NMotion Demo Day will highlight 6 new startups breaking onto the Lincoln, Nebraska scene

By Rod Armstrong / November 30, 2018

The sixth cohort of the NMotion Accelerator will pitch their businesses at Demo Day on Thursday, December 6th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln. “It’s been really good,” said Christina Oldfather, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and Interim Co-Managing Director for NMotion. “We’re…

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