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Scale Up Milwaukee relaunches its Growth Accelerator

Previously focused mainly on southeastern Wisconsin, the accelerator programming will be offered both in-person and virtually this year, making it accessible to businesses throughout Wisconsin. Applications are closing soon for the program's seventh cohort, which starts in August. Read More
2021-07-26T08:32:42-05:00July 26, 2021|Accelerators in Wisconsin, Blog Post, Launch Blog|

How BizStarts Institute supports a different kind of Wisconsin entrepreneur

BizStarts has been helping new businesses launch in the Milwaukee area for over a decade, but with startup programs and accelerators now mainstream, the nonprofit is now focused on promoting entrepreneurship in the form of self-employment in low-income neighborhoods. Read More

2020 Wisconsin Deal Flow Snapshot

According to the 2020 Wisconsin Deal Flow Snapshot, investment in Wisconsin startups topped $297 million in 2020, which was a $34 million increase over 2019 and included a total of 139 deals statewide. These results, based on data from Pitchbook, indicate that Wisconsin’s early-stage ecosystem continues to enable companies to attract funding and increase the

2021-06-03T15:55:08-05:00June 3, 2021|Blog Post, Launch Blog|

Public-private venture capital “fund of funds” under consideration for creation in Wisconsin

With the success of the Badger Fund of Funds and larger venture capital initiatives in nearby states, interest is growing in creating this new source of support for Wisconsin companies at all stages of growth. Read More
2021-05-19T22:08:13-05:00May 18, 2021|Blog Post, Funding Source Q&A, Launch Blog|
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