There’s a new business accelerator in town, and it takes a more long-term approach toward mentoring entrepreneurs.

The Doyenne Group, formed in 2012 to help women start businesses, has stitched together several of its programs to create an accelerator designed to build skills over a full year.

That’s different from the main accelerators in Madison: gener8tor, with programs that run from seven to 12 weeks, and Madworks, a 10-week business booster.

“We wanted to do a different model. Ours unfolds over the course of 12 months,” said Amy Gannon, who co-founded Doyenne with serial entrepreneur Heather Wentler and serves as director of entrepreneur development. Read the full story here.