About gener8tor

Believe. Ignite. Achieve.

gener8tor is a “Top 15” accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Twice a year we invest up to $140k in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.

Join the 38 gener8tor alums who have cumulatively raised $65 million in follow-on financing. Of these 38 alums, thirteen have raised more than $1 million of follow-on financing or have been acquired in multi-million dollar acquisitions. Over 85% of gener8tor’s alums have raised more than $250,000 in follow-on financing.

gener8tor is seeking to invest in high-growth businesses, including software, IT, web, SaaS, e-commerce and hardware. Accepted companies receive up to $140,000 and 12 weeks of mentorship-driven programming. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and is sponsored by American Family Insurance.

gener8tor is a Top 15 accelerator in the US as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project: http://www.seedrankings.com.

1 of 5…not 10…not 15…not 100

gener8tor invests in only five companies per program. This means a concierge, white glove experience. We focus all of our time, energy and network on you.

Deal Terms & Perks:

– $20,000 cash investment in exchange for 6-7% common stock equity.
– $70,000 of guaranteed follow-on capital from gener8tor and Angels on the Water (uncapped convertible note).
– Additional $50,000 of guaranteed follow-on capital for Wisconsin-based companies from the BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation (uncapped convertible note).
– Access to staff interns (development, design, marketing, social media, journalism, business development, sales and more).
– $500,000+ in deals and perks from vendors like SoftLayer, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal and Microsoft
– Support from the gener8tor team and network of alumni and mentors.

Much more than space…but we have that, too

We have two locations in the heart of the ‘entrepreneurial corridor’ in Wisconsin, one in Milwaukee and another in Madison.

Our Milwaukee location is in the heart of the vibrant Third Ward. This inspiring building is perfect for the gener8tor team and you can feel the history as soon as you walk in. It’s an exciting, energized place with a constant buzz.

Our Madison location is also in the heart of the action–right on the main Capitol Square. This space is located in an area that offers constant inspiration and is easily accessible for visitors and team members alike.

Global Accelerator Network

We are a member of the GAN, an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organizations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are. Startups accepted into a GAN accelerator have access to a variety of exclusive perks including over $1M worth of free services, introductions to a network of investors and access to soft landing spaces worldwide.

Our physical addresses:

Milwaukee Office: 333 N Plankinton Ave, Suite 211, Milwaukee, WI  53203 (Map)

Madison Office: 30 W Mifflin St, 5th Floor, Madison, WI 53703 (Map)