Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseller are shifting their roles away from day-to-day operations at Milwaukee- and Madison-based startup accelerator gener8tor.

gener8tor co-founders Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseller.

The pair, two of the co-founders of the nationally-ranked entrepreneurship training and investment vehicle, have guided gener8tor’s daily operations since its 2012 inception. Fellow co-founders Dan Armbrust and Jon Eckhardt have not been involved in operations.

“For the first time since we launched gener8tor, Troy and I will not be managing the Wisconsin and Minneapolis programs,” Kirgues said. “Up until now, we’d run every 12-week program.”

The reason: gener8tor has grown substantially over the past couple of years. In 2018, it expanded internationally with a gBETA program in Toronto, Canada; began operating The Brandery in Cincinnati and NMotion programs in Lincoln, Nebraska; and moved into new industries with an artist fellowship accelerator,, a music technology accelerator, gBETA Musictech, a nonprofit program, gBETA Social Impact, a medical-technology accelerator, gBETA Medtech, and a Milwaukee musician accelerator, Backline. Read the full story here.