First Thursday ArtWalk Gets an App

South Main Streets' First Thursday ArtWalk will include a new interactive mobile app, StriveOn. The app will incorporate scavenger hunts, quizzes, and will ping you when you walk past a participating business. The StriveOn Launch Party will take place on the lawn of the First Baptist Church from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 29th.

2019 Best Tech Startups in Milwaukee

The Tech Tribune, a new publication focused on tech startups, recently announced its 2019 rankings of the 9 best tech startups in Milwaukee. The rankings were based on revenue potential, brand and product traction, the competitive landscape, and leadership team. Scanalytics and Ideawake both rank on the list. 

Online Public Policy Polling Yet to Take Off in Madison

In a city of about 253,000 known both for its civic involvement and tech culture, and at a time when the options for free online communication are ubiquitous, residents have been slow to warm to Polco. The company counts 10 other current or former Dane County clients.

How Milwaukee Floor Sensor Startup Scanalytics Keeps on Growing

Since its launch in 2013, Scanalytics has become one of the most notable tech startups in the state of Wisconsin. The company has more than 100 clients and its technology has collected over 188 million impressions.

This Wisconsin Startup Helps Schools Improve Their Fundraising

“We want fundraising to be a positive experience,” said Platt, co-founder of Classmunity, an affiliate of the Whitewater Innovation Center. Classmunity aims to solve some of the fundraising problems that school districts have been facing.

Lemont Adopts New Public Engagement Platform

The village of Lemont recently announced the launch of Polco to make it easier for residents to participate in the community. Polco is an engagement platform where residents can give direct input to the local government decision-making process.

Smart Building Presentation to Silicon Valley IFMA

Joe Scanlin, the CEO and co-founder ofScanalytics, shared his knowledge of senior technology advancements during the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) meeting on June 27 in Palo Alto, CA.

Spatial Science Consortium in Chicago

Together Scanalytics and Salt Flats will launch Atmos, a consortium with a specific focus on spatial science. The purpose of the organization is to "understand, advance and apply research and development on the built environment and its businesses, customers and occupants." 

Scanalytics raising $1 million round

Scanalytics, an affiliate of the Whitewater University Innovation Center,  is working to raise $1 million in debt funding. The series A round will be used to fund Scanalytics growth into new applications. According to a new SEC filing, Scanalytics has already raised $533,000 from three investors.

Top Insights on the Idea Management Software Market

How do the key players in the idea management software market compare? Ideawake, Brightidea, Qmarkets IDea Management, Spigit, Quip, Organised Feedback, Planbox, Idea Drop & Exagosmart are a few of the key players in the market. Learn more about Ideawake, an affiliate of the Whitewater University Innovation Center. 

A lot more than peanuts is going into this protein-packed peanut butter

Sam Lepak and Evan Laird are putting more than peanuts into their new peanut butter, Pintful . In many ways, the 22-year-olds feel they're in the perfect spot to start a business.  "We've got nothing to lose," Lepak said.

Planning efforts underway to form Whitewater grocery co-op

The Whitewater Grocery Co. is a cooperatively, locally-owned business working to build a full-service local grocery store. To be a vested owner of the Whitewater Grocery Co., individuals make a one-time payment of $150. The Co-Op has signed up nearly 400 of the 1,000 owners needed to open. 

Investors Extend More Than $550,000 to Veteran-Owned Startups at Veterans Business Battle

Polco was one of four companies to receive a $25,000 investment offer from an Entrepreneurs' Organization-Houston investment group. Investors offered a total of $550,000 to veteran-owned companies at the 4th annual Veterans Business Battle.

Innovation Center Wins Impact Award

The Whitewater University Innovation Center won the Impact Award in Mixed-Use from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) in February of 2018. The awards honor centers involved in creating an economic impact in their community.

This middle schooler chose brewing beer for her science project. Then, got MobCraft to help

Andrew Gierczak, co-founder of MobCraft, gives back by mentoring a middle schooler who chose brewing beer for her science project. As Gierczak expained, "I love to educate on how much goes into the process and getting people interested in food science."

Scanalytics CEO to Address The Increasing Role of IoT in Building Security at IFMA Facility Fusion

Scanalytics' CEO Joe Scanlin joined a select panel at the IFMA International Facility Managers Association Facility Fusion Conference Influencing Change, Building Toward Our Future. The panel discussed how IoT solutions play an important role in emergency preparedness.