Scale Up Milwaukee
Press Release

Applications being accepted for third cohort of businesses to participate in business training course funded by JPMorgan Chase

Collaborative effort includes African American Chamber of Commerce, Scale Up Milwaukee, and WWBIC

By - Jul 17th, 2019 04:01 pm

MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, is accepting applications from minority- and women-owned businesses in the Metro Milwaukee area to participate in the third cohort of SPARC, a business-training course led in partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce and WWBIC, and funded by JPMorgan Chase.

SPARC focuses on minority- and women-owned businesses with revenues between $100,000 and  $1 million. The previous two cohorts have graduated 43 companies that now project 47 percent revenue growth and are hiring 120 new employees.

Interested business owners can visit to complete an application. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Elizabeth Cizinsky at

SPARC was launched in 2017 thanks to generous support from JPMorgan Chase.

SPARC’s five-session training program teaches owners practical skills to inject growth into their ventures. Taught by a team of expert entrepreneurs from around Milwaukee, SPARC teaches the skills needed for rapid and sustainable growth, resulting in increased revenue, hiring, capital expenditures, and wealth creation.

About Scale Up Milwaukee: Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, advances inclusive economic prosperity in southeastern Wisconsin using entrepreneurial growth as a catalyst for economic development. Scale Up Milwaukee fosters a growth-driven and growth-obsessed region in Milwaukee. Scale Up Milwaukee activities include a membership program for growth ambitious businesses, Growth Accelerator, Meet the Masters, Guide to Growth, and other programs promoting an ambitious and growth-focused region.

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