Author: Brennan Nardi

Nonprofit school celebrates its first graduation

Eight graduates from pre-school program

For eight area students who graduated in June, the future is kindergarten, where they land this month after an early childhood education that prepared them to enter Madison’s K-12 school system.

Expanding forward for entrepreneurs

Forward Fest attracts audiences in varying sectors

Eight years after the first ever Forward Fest, the event keeps growing and attracting a more diverse group of entrepreneurs.

Sector67 hackerspace prepares to expand

This hackerspace stirs creative juices

Sector67 is Madison’s first and friendliest hackerspace, where humans of all ages show up to hone their hobbies, experiment, invent and, best of all, learn, share and have fun.

Madison startup keeps those who work solo from being siloed

THE JILLS connects independent contractors

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Megan A.C. Boswell’s teenage daughter, who gave her mom and her mom’s business partner Corinne Neil tips on how to use Twitter. That’s where I stumbled upon THE JILLS OF ALL TRADES, read about the venture and discovered that it is a Madison-area startup.

The M List 2013: Future Fantastic

Over the years, Madison Magazine has celebrated our Person of the Year and Top Madisonians in a variety of ways. This month, we rebrand the editorial project "The M List," kicking off a new Madison A-list of the people you should know. 

Levingston is living an infamous life

Startup urges women to overcome, dream and achieve

This new year is going to be a very big one for Sagashus Levingston, founder of Infamous Mothers. A for-profit startup, Infamous Mothers aims to redesign modern American workplaces into high-functioning and highly successful organizations where everyone can realize their potential.

Getting down to business with a business consultant

Entrepreneurs get tough-love treatment

“You’re making the face,” said a client to Michelle Somes-Booher, business consultant and director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. According to Somes-Booher, it’s the tough love face, the one she puts on when she says something that a client doesn’t want to hear.

Road Wrench: Bike biz gets you back on the road

The BikeMobile is a much needed business in...

Last summer, after several years of frustration with a temperamental gearshift on my bike, I finally walked it down the street to Revolution Cycles and, boom, two weeks later my 20-year-old mountain bike was as good as new. I rode it around Lake Monona for the first time in years, and I’ve been contemplating a two-wheel commute to work. I love my bike again.

Digging in with Digsite

Brilliant ideas galore for social media,...

Madison-based Digsite has dual roots in Madison’s innovative marketing and advertising sector and Silicon Valley’s high-tech revolution. While we’ll never match the San Francisco Bay Area in the quantity of brilliant ideas, it’s the quality of creative genius that’s abundant here, and it’s why we are well on our way to our own unique brand of startup city.

Wisconsin needs more female entrepreneurs

Although women-led startups are growing our...

Although women-led startups are growing our economy, Wisconsin lags behind. We can gain inspiration from female trailblazers.