When people think of the top technology startup ecosystems in the U.S., Milwaukee oftentimes falls to the wayside, with locations like Silicon Valley, Boston, Chicago and Minneapolis seen as more of a hub for entrepreneurs.

Two Wisconsin natives, however, have played a huge role in making outsiders believers in the Milwaukee region’s tech scene.

With offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Minneapolis, Wisconsin’s premier startup accelerator, gener8tor, is ranked as a gold-level seed accelerator program in the United States by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, which ranks the top accelerators in the U.S. Out of 150 accelerator programs across the country, from San Francisco to New York, in the most recent rankings, gener8tor falls within the top 16 as a gold-level accelerator. Read the full story here.