We are looking for visionary
high-growth potential startups

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

Applications open February 1, 2019

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PARTICIPANT AWARDS

Cash Award

Top Business, based upon readiness, class participation and pitch will receive, up to $10,000. 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

February
1

Feb 1st – March 1st, 2019

Cohort 2 Announced

March
22

2019

Boot Camp

April
5 – 7

2019

Cultivator

April
10

April 10th –June 30th, 2019

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