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.

City of Stillwater to utilize new public engagement app

With new insights from Polco's civic analytics website and apps, the city will post questions and receive data to help inform local policy decisions. The City of Stillwater is looking for community input on its comprehensive plan update.

BrightStar Wisconsin invests $260,000 in two startups

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. dedicated $260,000 in funding to two startups, Ideawake and ImageMoverMD. With their innovation capture software platform, Ideawake plans on using the $50,000 to hire additional employees and increase its marketing spend.

Wisconsin Beer Innovator MobCraft Taps National Attention

MobCraft is one of 11 companies invited to the 2018 America's Small Business Development Center's Client Showcase and Reception on February 13th at Capital Hill. The event will celebrate small businesses and the success of SBDC clients across the country.