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Startup Accelerator is an event where everyone can contribute and pick topics to learn or teach. Bring your expertise, creativity and curiosity. If you have a project, are an entrepreneur, a professional, an idea person or just need a fresh perspective, this is for you.

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Startup Accelerator Founder, Mark Huber, Dies at Age 56

Dear Startup Accelerator Community, I'm saddened to inform you that the founder of the Startup Accelerator, Mark Huber, passed away on November 5. The obituary is available from the funeral home at: You may also see it at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Website: Mark's passing is a loss to the startup communities in Madison and Milwaukee. Those of us who knew and worked with him will miss him. We're working to determine whether and how we will continue this website and the Startup Accelerator. We will post another blog once we've figured out next steps. Please keep Mark's family in your thoughts. Best wishes, Sue Carlson

Startup Accelerator a key part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at UW-Madison

Startup Accelerator 7 was the last event of Global Entrepreneurship week at UW-Madison in November. SUA members also participated in judging the whiteboard challenge and presented at the Gilson Bootstrapping Series. Learn more about the events at the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations website.

Hackathon and mobile workshop this weekend in Milwaukee

Random Hacks of Kindness global hackathon will be taking place at Bucketworks on 706 S 5th St in Milwaukee (as well as in 34 other cities around the globe!).

This event aims to bring together experts on real world social problems with hackers, designers, programmers, scientists and world-saving enthusiasts to build technology which solves these problems. The main focus will be on water and disaster management issues, but anything that helps make the world a better place is fair game!

Lunch, team building and the problem presentations will begin on Saturday at 12:30pm at Bucketworks. Hacking will commence at 2pm on Saturday and finish at 2pm on Sunday, 24 hours later. You are free to come and go as you please, there is no requirement to hack for 24 hours straight, but the space will be available to you if you choose to use it.

Meals will be provided through out! Prizes will be awarded to teams for best water solution, best disaster solution, best design and a sponsored challenge from WaterTech USA.

For more information and to register, please visit this URL:

On Saturday morning, there will be a mobile workshop held at Open MiKE (in the Grand Ave Mall) from 9:30am to 12:00pm. If you're interested in mobile strategy, development and design, please register here:

To kick off the festivities for both events, there will be a pre-party at Open MiKE on Friday at 5:30pm, which will feature beer from Big Bay Brewing Company and a tasting from the Great Lakes Distillery.

Hope to see you there!

Best regards,



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