$100,000 In Seed investment

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.

Ready to expand your business?

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 September 2019. In addition to the Bootcamp and Cultivator, YES will host quarterly Brunch & Bizs to recruit and retain like-minded individuals.

Applications open August 17, 2019

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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.

New Location for Business

Every business will receive a year of free share co-working space.

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

March
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March 15 – April 30, 2020

Cohort 5 Announced

TBD
TBD

2020

Boot Camp

April
TBD

2020

Cultivator

April
2020

12 Weeks

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