Stay current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
—Gener8tor announced the six startups chosen to receive investments and mentorship during its latest 12-week accelerator program, which kicked off last month and runs through November. The program is being run out of Gener8tor’s Milwaukee offices, and three of the companies in the current cohort are based in or just outside of the city. They are GenoPalate, SteamChain, and Ideawake, which is developing software to help businesses gather and evaluate product ideas from clients and employees. Ideawake represents a new spin on founder Coby Skonord’s previous startup Inventalator.
—In other Gener8tor news, the Wisconsin-based organization is bringing gBETA, a free, seven-week training program for entrepreneurs, to Detroit. According to gBETA’s website, the inaugural Motor City program will kick off Oct. 19 and run through Dec. 7. Stella Safari has been named director of gBETA Detroit, according to the organization’s website.
—Janesville-based Shine Medical Technologies will move into a prototype production facility in January, where the company will test its technology for producing radioisotopes used in diagnostic medical imaging procedures, the Janesville Gazette reported. Shine and some of its competitors have been racing to start producing the isotope molybdenum-99 in an effort to avert a looming potential shortage. Read the full story here.