The Blueprint

Bootcamp & Cultivator

Program Overview

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 a business accelerator 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 Advanced 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 March 2019.   In addition to the Bootcamp and Cultivator, YES will host quarterly Brunch & Bizs 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

Important Dates

Application Period
February 1 – March 1, 2019
Cohort 2 Announced
March 22, 2019
Bootcamp
April 5 – 7, 2019
Cultivator
April 10, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, eCommerce

Instructors

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

The Brand. The LifeStyle. The Movement.

Participant Awards

Top Business, based upon readiness, class participation and pitch will receive, up to $10,000. Exact amounts will be announced prior to Cultivator start.

The Blueprint: Cohort 2

Applications open February 1, 2019