Chamber Statement Re: TechStars Selection of Local Startup, SnowShoe

MADISON – TechStars, one of the top startup accelerators in the world, announced today that a local technology company, SnowShoe, has been accepted to their spring program in Boulder, Colo. In response to the announcement (linked below), Zach Brandon, president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce said:

“SnowShoe is a perfect example of the innovation and talent that exists in the Greater Madison region. Our area continues to be a leader in producing companies selected for the TechStars program. This is a validation of Greater Madison’s potential to be a global hub for innovation – a place where the best and brightest choose to start and grow their businesses.

Congratulations to the SnowShoe team for being recognized and selected from thousands of startup companies for their innovation and potential. We look forward to their continued growth upon their return to Greater Madison.”

Matt Younkle, co-founder and CEO of Murfie Inc, is a 2012 TechStars grad and a recently-announced board member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with nearly 1,400 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 6,000 employees. With 75 percent of the membership consisting of small businesses with 50 employees or less, the Chamber is working to translate our innovative culture into increased jobs and wages. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, Madison businesses vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at


 Contact: Jo-ell Carson, Communications Director, at 608-443-1952 or 608-213-1799

Click here for electronic version of SnowShoe’s press release.

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