Bootcamp & Cultivator
YES, with the founding sponsors, the City of Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Institute and Northwestern Mutual will offer locally-owned startups an opportunity to participate in the inaugural business cultivator known as “The Blueprint.” The targeted businesses will be those that have been in existence for under 10 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, eCommerce and Manufacturing.
Forty businesses will be selected through an extensive application process to attend a weekend-long Bootcamp. From those forty businesses, ten will be chosen to attend the Cultivator. YES will announce the participants of the Bootcamp in late August during the City of Milwaukee’s first ever Hip-Hop Week. In addition to the Bootcamp and Cultivator, YES will host quarterly lunch and learns to recruit and retain like-minded individuals.
All participants will receive visual documentation of their journeys through the program. Participants will be immersed in the concepts of the Business Model Canvas as well as receive legal, marketing, financial, mentor, tax and technical assistance.
Expanding Employment Through Entrepreneurship
Application PeriodJuly 18, 2018 – August 12, 2018
Initial Cohort AnnouncedAugust 20 – 26, 2018
BootcampSeptember 7 – 10, 2018
CultivatorSeptember 22 – November 10, 2018
Tech, Manufacturing, eCommerce
The Brand. The LifeStyle. The Movement.
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $5,000
- 3rd Pace: $2,500
Lastly, Legacy Redevelopment Corporation will provide access to capital of up to $200,000 through a newly established revolving loan fund.