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Scale Up Milwaukee

Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., is helping to create a growth-driven and growth-obsessed region. Using Daniel Isenberg’s proven model for fostering entrepreneurship, Scale Up Milwaukee convenes a diverse group of stakeholders (private sector leaders, public officials, investors, entrepreneurs, university faculty and local economic development support groups) to develop actionable strategies for high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurship in the region. Scale Up Milwaukee helps to foster an entrepreneurship ecosystem that leads to significant growth events.

Scalerator is the flagship program of Scale Up Milwaukee. The six-month, seven-session training program teaches business owners the practical skills to inject growth into their ventures. Administered by a team of professors from world leader in entrepreneurship education Babson College, the Scalerator focuses on three primary areas: sales and marketing, organizational development and entrepreneurial finance.

Scale Up Milwaukee convenes a diverse group of stakeholders, including private-sector leaders, public officials, investors, entrepreneurs, university faculty and local economic development support groups, to develop actionable strategies for high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurship in the region.

Unique Forum for Growth
Scale Up Milwaukee helps companies grow and accelerates the environment that makes growth a core, self-sustaining part of the fabric of Milwaukee, with all the social and economic benefits that accompany it.

Convener
Scale Up Milwaukee convenes a diverse group of stakeholders to develop actionable strategies for high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurship in the region.

Activities and Programming
Activities include the Scalerator, CEO Forum for Entrepreneurial Growth, Growth Entrepreneurship Organization Roundtable, Meet the Masters series, mayoral roundtables and site visits and loan officer training.

Broad Base of Stakeholders
Stakeholders include 10 regional universities, 15 of the largest regional public and private corporations, 100+ financial stakeholder workshop attendees and elected official.

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