gBETA, a free version of gener8tor’s nationally ranked accelerator program that will provide individualized mentorship and coaching to ten Northeast Wisconsin startups each year, announced a partnership with Microsoft. The coalition includes UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business. Microsoft President Brad Smith, an Appleton native, said about the partnership “emerging companies need more than just a great idea to take off. They need great coaching, a strong network of partners, and financial investors. gBETA’s accelerator program gives startups the boost they need to be successful, ultimately creating more jobs in Northeast Wisconsin.” More here.