MADISON: Mikkel Svane, Founder & CEO of Zendesk & gener8tor Information Session

This is a past event

80 people went

Location image of event venue


Come meet Founder and CEO of Zendesk, Mikkel Svane at our Madison Meetup! Mikkel will be discussing his experiences from his book, Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business (

The first 20 attendees to arrive at the Meetup will receive a FREE copy of Startupland!

This Meetup will also include an information session about our upcoming Milwaukee 2015 gener8tor program. Learn about gener8tor, hear from alumni, and get tips on submitting the best application.

Apply to the gener8tor Milwaukee 2015 accelerator program here:

Pizza and salad will be provided.

About Mikkel Svane:

Mr. Svane co-founded Zendesk and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since August 2007 and as a member of its board of directors since August 2007. He was appointed Chair of its board of directors in January 2014. Prior to founding Zendesk, Mr. Svane founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Caput A/S, a software company, and served as a technology consultant. Mr. Svane holds an A.P. in marketing management from Arhus Kobmandsskole.

About gener8tor: gener8tor invests its community, capital, expertise, mentorship and network in capable, early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative business models. gener8tor works with the startups in its portfolio to create successful, scalable companies.

Join the 33 gener8tor alums who have cumulatively raised over $40 million in follow-on financing. Of these 33 alums, twelve have raised more than a million dollars of follow-on financing or have been acquired in multi-million dollar acquisitions. Over 85% of gener8tor's alums have raised more than $200,000 in follow-on financing.

gener8tor is seeking to invest in technology-enabled 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: