Five startup companies recently presented their unique business ideas as part of gener8tor’s Premiere Night.

Three times a year, the 12-week startup accelerator program invests up to $140,000 in each of five startups, which were whittled down from nearly 700 applicants this time around. Since it began, the program’s 49 alums have raised more than $110 million in follow-on financing.

The five startups presented May 11 at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison. They were:

*Errund, a Madison-based company, and the only one in this cohort to have come from Wisconsin. This Delaware C-corp helps customers connect with background-checked cleaning and service providers.

Since it began in January 2016, the company has earned commission revenue of $84,743, and has grown over 25 percent month-over-month.

Founder and CEO Jacob Ong says he created the company to solve the problem presented by most cleaning services; they are hard to find, often have no website or a minimal one, and generally have no online sign-up process. Read the full story here.