Four southeastern Wisconsin companies have been selected for the latest round of the Ideadvance Seed Fund.

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Ideadvance provides grants to startups in return for achieving specific goals. In this latest round, it will divide $309,000 among 10 small businesses created by UW System staff, faculty, students and alumni, excluding University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Among the teams selected in this latest cohort are Marble Pillar of Kenosha, Build it Fab of Pewaukee, Forsythe & Storms Technologies of Oak Creek and Ictect of Brookfield.

Marble Pillar is working to increase access to pesticide-free, non-GMO local vegetables. As a stage 1 awardee, Marble Pillar can earn up to $25,000 in grant funding from Ideadvance if it demonstrates “significant progress toward a scalable, profitable business model” during the six-month program, which will focus on customer validation. Read the full story here.

Read the Milwaukee Business Journal article here.