gener8tor Madison Wisconsin

Madison Top 15 Accelerator Now Taking Apps

gener8tortop Madison Top 15 Accelerator Now Taking AppsOne of the greatest accelerators “everywhere else” has opened it’s application process up.

gener8tor has been ranked one of the top 15 accelerators in the country by They hold court twice a year, once in Madison Wisconsin and the other session is in Milwaukee. In each session 5 startups take part in $140k in investment.

We got a chance to visit with the gener8tor folks in their first year in Madison and they’ve not only survived the past few years, they continue to grow.

To date, gener8tor’s 38 alums have cumulatively raised $50 million in follow-on financing. Of these 38 alums, thirteen have raised more than $1 million in follow-on financing or have been acquired in multi-million dollar acquisitions. Over 85% of gener8tor’s alums have raised more than $250k in follow-on financing.

gener8tor invests in high-growth startups, including software, IT, web, SaaS, e-commerce and hardware. Accepted startups receive up to $140k and 12 weeks of mentorship-driven programming. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and is sponsored by American Family Insurance.

gener8tor recently completed its “Milwaukee 2015” program with a Premiere Night event held at the Milwaukee Art Museum attended by a crowd of 500+ investors, entrepreneurs and community members. The Milwaukee 2015 program received 486 applications for five slots.

As part of the Madison 2016 recruiting process, the gener8tor team is making itself available for office hours and Meetup events, both virtually and in select cities, during the application period. Entrepreneurs can visit to sign up for a one-on-one meeting or RSVP for one of gener8tor’s Meetup events.