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Startup Milwaukee Releases Inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week Calendar

The week will feature 20+ events organized by 20+ organizations

By - Sep 20th, 2016 08:29 am
Milwaukee Startup Week 2016

Milwaukee Startup Week 2016

MILWAUKEE – September 20, 2016 – Startup Milwaukee today announced the official calendar for first-ever Milwaukee Startup Week which will be held November 1-6 at various locations around Southeast Wisconsin.

The entrepreneur-led week will feature over 20 events that bring entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders and startup enthusiasts together to build momentum and celebrate Southeast Wisconsin’s unique entrepreneurial identity. All events are free as a way to give back to the entrepreneurial community and are intended to educate and engage the entire entrepreneurial stack.

“Building a stronger startup community in Southeast Wisconsin is critical for the long-term economic health of the region, research shows that startup companies create nearly 100% of net new jobs.” said Matt Cordio, Co-founder of Startup Milwaukee and a Co-organizer of Milwaukee Startup Week.

“We’ve all heard the negative news regarding startup growth for our region, instead of complaining about it, we decided to do something about it,” said Ed Javier, Co-organizer of Milwaukee Startup Week. “We believe that by hosting this event we can highlight the organizations out there who are helping entrepreneurs in Southeast Wisconsin and help foster the long-term growth of the community.”

Milwaukee Startup Week is sponsored by Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

Events throughout the week will be hosted and organized by a group of over 20 Community Partners including gener8tor, Newaukee, Milwaukee Tech Engine, Irontek Beloit, BizStarts, Ward 4, Granular Marketing, IdeaWake, Marquette University, Technori, Accelity Marketing, Golden Angels Investors, UWM and more.

Events include various educational workshops for entrepreneurs who are launching and growing businesses in Southeast Wisconsin, a discussion about Southeast Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial activity hosted by Startup Milwaukee and 1 Million Cups Milwaukee, a Speaker Crawl organized by Newaukee featuring startup stories from a diverse group of local entrepreneurs, a pitch event featuring collegiate startups organized by Technori and Marquette University,  Coding for Entrepreneurs, a Road trip to Beloit’s startup scene, and many more.

If interested in attending an event, you can find more information below:

About Startup Milwaukee

Startup Milwaukee provides entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, capital, talent, affordable office space and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. We work with digital companies with scalable business models. Our vision is to make Southeast Wisconsin among the best places to launch and grow a high-growth company. To learn more visit:

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One thought on “Startup Milwaukee Releases Inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week Calendar”

  1. Do we need more entrepreneurial activity in and around Milwaukee? Yes. Are those initiatives which have begun springing up here and there the last ~2-5 years the fundamental under-served or missing element(s)? After decades of living here and attempting to capitalize my talents and skills I must say. No. Not only no, but hell no.

    What we need are customers.

    In general, we have an over abundance of talented and skilled people but niether businesses nor consumers buy much of anything from them working as sole proprietors or startups; especally technology; they do like us to cut their grass and plow their snow and such.

    The fundamentals of buying local need to change in and around Milwaukee.

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