Gener8tor, which has run training programs for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin and Minnesota, graduated five startups from its core accelerator program. Descriptions of the companies, which had been working from Gener8tor’s office in Madison since February, are available here. See articles in the Wisconsin State Journal and for additional coverage.

—StartingBlock Madison, a center for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin’s capital city, took another step forward when the Madison City Council agreed to provide additional funding to a nearby parking garage that is also being built, the Capital Times reported. Construction on “The Spark,” an eight-story building that will house StartingBlock, is underway.

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