$100,000 In Seed investment

YES, along with the City of Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Institute, Northwestern Mutual and Wisconsin  Economic Development Corporation will offer locally-owned startups an opportunity to participate in a business accelerator known as “The Blueprint.” The targeted businesses will be those that have been in existence for under 5 years with annual revenue of $1,000,000 or less. We are looking for visionary, high-growth potential startups in the preferred sectors of Technology and Advanced Manufacturing.

Ready to expand your business?

The Blueprint provides $100,000 in seed capital, entrepreneurial and technology training for promising, urban startups. Cohort 5 will feature the top 20 underrepresented companies in the of which atleast 10 will be from Milwaukee, WI. The accelerator will follow a rigorous and demanding schedule.

Applications open May 1, 2020

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PARTICIPANT AWARDS

Cash Award

Top Business, based upon readiness, class participation and pitch will receive, up to $25,000. Exact amounts will be announced prior to Cultivator start.

Commitment

Monday: Entrepreneurial Training: 4 hours
Tuesday: Financial Literacy: 1 hour
Thursday: Mentor +Workday: 1 hour
Saturday: Tech Training: 2 hours

Instructors

Dr. Keenan Grenell
Dr. Keenan Grenell
Greg Meier
Greg Meier
Krystle Perry
Krystle Perry
Steph Crosley
Steph Crosley
Kendrick Pullen
Kendrick Pullen
Teresa Esser
Teresa Esser

Important Dates

Application Period

May
1

May 1 – May 8, 2020

Cohort 5 Announced

May
10

2020

Idea Validation

May
2020

12 Weeks

Market Validation

September
2020

12 Weeks

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