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Mark Hogan Highlights WEDC Partnership at GMC Event

Published by Milwaukee Independent on April 26, 2017 The Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) held its membership meeting, with a focus on the Scale Up program and regional jobs creation, at the University Club on April 10. Leaders from local corporations and nonprofits attended the April event in support of the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s work and […]

Telling #GROWTH Stories

Storytelling is a valuable skill for any organization.  A good story calls attention to the strategy, ambition, and vision of an organization.  At the October Scale Up Milwaukee Members Meeting, we will develop the skill of telling growth stories.  Be a part of the narrative, and RSVP here  today.

Members Meeting on October 6

Scale Up Milwaukee is hosting its quarterly Members Meeting on October 6. Member Meetings are an important benefit of the Scale Up Milwaukee membership, bringing together an active network of growth-minded businesses and individuals discussing a myriad of topics centered around growth in our region. Learn from our expert panelists and engage in group discussion […]

Introducing the Scale Up Milwaukee membership program.

18 new Scalerator Alumni

Celebration of Growth Today, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch, Senator Alberta Darling and a host of others will join Scale Up Milwaukee for a Celebration of Growth as 18 companies become Scalerator alumni. Congratulate these entrepreneurs for their commitment to growth.

Getting the word out

Scale Up Milwaukee is about helping our region’s companies grow. It’s also about ensuring the region’s environment is equipped to embrace and enable growth. In short – to initiate culture change. Getting the word out there about the importance of growth and how to facilitate it is a significant component of the Scale Up initiative. […]

Strong Women Strong Coffee

Scale Up Milwaukee partner, WWBIC, hosts a monthly event for business professionals and entrepreneurs to network, learn, and develop. Strong Women, Strong Coffee features successful woman entrepreneurs and executives but is open to everyone. The next event on November 5, presents Meg Boyle, Co-owner, VP & CFO of Paul Davis Restoration. Date: November 5, 2015 Time: 7:30am […]

Scalerator Open House dates announced!

The Scale Up Milwaukee team and past Scalerators invite interested entrepreneurs to have questions answered and learn more about the program during open house sessions hosted by WWBIC, Racine County Economic Development Corporation and others. More dates announced soon.      

Shel Lubar talks about growing big!

Shel Lubar spoke about growing big businesses in the Midwest for more than 50 years. In an intimate setting. Mr. Lubar described the principles that have guided him and his company in achieving sustained growth. Introduced by Park Bank CEO David Werner and moderated by Dan Isenberg, the talk attracted leaders from many business sectors. […]

#Growth is catching on

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Scale Up Milwaukee to host Brazilian delegation from Scale Up Rio

Scale Up Milwaukee to host Brazilian delegation from Scale Up Rio Scale Up Milwaukee will host senior delegates from Scale Up Rio May 14-15. Delegates will have a round-table on growth with representatives from City of Milwaukee, large regional corporations and finance institutions. Additional activities include a growth tour of Milwaukee with City of Milwaukee […]

105 Milwaukee Leaders hear Scale Up Milwaukee’s $1.4 Billion Economic Engagement Plan

105 Milwaukee Leaders hear Scale Up Milwaukee’s $1.4 Billion Economic Engagement Plan On April 13th, the Scale Up Milwaukee team presented their long-term plan for growth in the region with over 100 Milwaukee leaders convened for one of the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s members’ meetings. Dan Isenberg, thought and practice leader of Scale Up Milwaukee, presented […]

Scale Up Milwaukee Graduates New Scalerator – 15 Ventures, Average New Growth Exceeds 25%

Scale Up Milwaukee Graduates New Scalerator – 15 Ventures, Average New Growth Exceeds 25% March 20, 2015 Scale Up Milwaukee celebrated regional economic growth with a full-house graduation event of the 15 graduating ventures from the second Scalerator program. The finale featured the graduates from the first Scalerator program, as well as a plethora of […]

Mayor Barrett’s Entrepreneur Week

  Monday, November 10 6 pm to 7pm  Jerry Jendusa will present his growth story as founder of EMTEQ, the company he grew and sold. In his eye, if you are not growing, you are dying. If you grow too fast without the proper planning, this will lead to another dynamic of chaos. The key is […]

Corporate Engagement Forum

Corporate Engagement Workshop – Using Entrepreneurship to Strengthen Corporate Global Competitiveness. One aspect of an entrepreneurship ecosystem is access to markets – in order for growth entrepreneurship to flourish, entrepreneurs need access to customers and marketing partners, particularly big ones.  Did you know that the Milwaukee region is home to dozens of publicly traded corporations? […]

IBM Global Entrepreneur Day

For those of you who attended the Corporate Venture Forum in October, this upcoming event presented by IBM is a great opportunity to continue to learn more about the process for partnering with larger businesses and hear from others who have done it. Special keynote from Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871.         […]

Join Us: Corporate Venture Forum Next Steps

Growth Happens When We Scale Up Together. At the recent Corporate Venture Forum, attendees were asked to develop an idea on how Milwaukee can work to improve entrepreneurial and corporate partnering. Following the event, Professor of Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, Sammis White, presented his class with the challenge of analyzing the recommendations and determining what […]

Scale Up & COSBE Host Entrepreneurs Roundtable with SBA

Roundtable with SBA’s Chief Counsel for Advocacy On November 14th, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, Winslow Sargeant, visited Milwaukee. The MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) and Scale Up Milwaukee are hosted an informal and open forum to give businesses the opportunity to interface with the SBA and to […]

Scalerator Pilot Class Graduates!

Last week, before the Scalerator class officially graduated, they participated in the fourth and final session of the program! Babson College’s Dean of Executive Education, Elaine Eisenman, worked with the group on how to successful build your organization for growth, focusing on growing companies through people.  Eisenman stressed the importance of vision, value and culture […]

Mayor’s Listening Session #2

On Thursday, October 24th, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted his second listening session, this time with eight of the businesses who are participating in the Scalerator pilot program. With only one session left in the program, the group wanted to share some of their experiences from the past few months, as well as discuss their experience […]

Scale Up Meets with Revolution Labs

While Vini Onyemah was in Milwaukee for the third Scalerator session, we wanted to see how we could share his knowledge and experience with the wider Milwaukee entrepreneurship ecosystem. We were fortunate enough to have Vetransfer’s Greg Meier help coordinate “office hours” for several teams from the Revolution Labs program. Revolution Labs “is an intensive […]

Corporate Venture Forum

Just last Friday, over 150 entrepreneurs, corporations and other leaders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem came together for the Corporate Venture Forum hosted by American Express OPEN to have a first of its’ kind dialogue about best practices and opportunities for corporate venturing with local and national leaders. Scale Up Milwaukee leader, Dan Isenberg, set the […]

Recap: Financial Stakeholder Workshop

On Friday September 27th, we invited bankers, equity investors and entrepreneurs to come together for a dialogue on the availability of capital in the Milwaukee region, creating a dynamic and interactive conversation among the different representatives of each sector. The following were the objectives of the workshop: To improve the understanding between the entrepreneurial community and […]

Public Leadership: Mayor’s Visit to Ink to the People

  As a part of the Scale Up initiative, we want to activate public leadership’s involvement with entrepreneurs by actually going and visiting businesses in the greater Milwaukee area to see first-hand the successes that exist throughout city. On Monday August 26th, Scale Up Milwaukee invited Mayor Tom Barrett to visit Visual Impressions, a local […]

Mayor’s Listening Session

On July 22, 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett and seven local entrepreneurs, with businesses ranging from technology to manufacturing, convened on Monday morning for a an hour long “round-table” discussion about the current state of the Milwaukee region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, focusing on ways the City can be involved and support its growth. The participants led the […]

Video from June 10 Roundtable

Scale up Milwaukee Round Table – 6-10-2013 from Korporate-Media.com on Vimeo.

Launch Event May 6

Scale Up Milwaukee Launch Event May 6, 2013 5:30 – 8:00 PM   Watch some of the Launch belowStreaming Live by Ustream

March 28 Press Conference

Watch a video recap of the press conference, courtesy of Fox 6 News: Broadcast of Press Conference, March 28, 2013