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Category Archives: Wisconsin

Announcing Scalerator 4

  Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee supported by WEDC, is proud to announce the newest Scalerator class. This year’s cohort features 12 diverse companies that manufacture a wide range of products from bicycles to bourbon and offer services from healthcare marketing to metal fabrication or industrial machine maintenance.  These companies represent 5 counties, 250 employees, and over […]

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.

Danish visitor interviewed on Scale Up Milwaukee on WUWM

Danish Advisor Explores Scale Up Milwaukee’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem For the month of February, Scale Up Milwaukee hosted an emissary from Denmark. Soren Boutrup spent 26 days living and working as a part of the Scale Up team. Bonnie North from Lake Effect on WUWM interviewed to learn more about his perspective. Here the interview and […]

How to Scale Your Venture with Sue Marks

The Meet the Masters series continues with Sue Marks, CEO of Cielo Talent, the world’s leading pure-play provider of technology-enabled Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Sue has a reputation for being an inspiring speaker and visionary. This Meet the Master’s event provides an intimate setting to learn from an experienced growth leader.  RSVP now.    Scale […]

Scale Up Milwaukee is an effective model for growth

Scale Up Milwaukee Becomes a Model for Helping Established Firms Grow Resources for small companies tend to focus on startups, but businesses that are fully established face their own set of issues as they work to move on to the next phase. Scale Up Milwaukee was created to provide networking opportunities, a unique accelerator program and other […]

Scale Up Milwaukee is a movement

Scale Up Milwaukee  is more than the programs and events we host. Scale Up Milwaukee is a movement to foster a growth obsessed and enabled region. Our success is predicated on a shift in the entrepreneurial mindset of business owners and the ecosystem stakeholders that  support and encourage growth. This TED talk describes the work […]

Introducing the newest Scalerators

We are proud to announce the participants of their third Scalerator Program. Once again Scale Up Milwaukee will convene business owners from seven counties companies representing a diverse array of industries and sectors ranging from metal fabrication to gourmet cookies.  Scale Up Milwaukee is scaling up. With 17 companies in the new cohort, this class […]

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.      

Scalerator Alum- Vistelar Group receives significant media coverage

Scalerator alum, Vistelar Group have been quite busy lately. Vistelar, a “total conflict prevention and management solutions provider,” is an industry expert on conflict resolution and training. With clients including law enforcement agencies, health care staff, and public transit workers around the country, the Milwaukee-based company has become an authority in training people who operate in […]

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. […]

AMEX & D&B research show that mid-market companies lead in job growth

Middle Market Companies Playing a Vital Role in the U.S. Economy, According to New Research from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet First-Ever Middle Market Power Index Finds Mid-Sized Companies Created 92% of Net New Jobs Since 2008 NEW YORK,  April 14, 2015 — Middle market companies are leading job growth, employing more than 50 million […]

Scale Up Milwaukee is growing Milwaukee, and here are the numbers to prove it

Scale Up Milwaukee has been working to quantify some of the impact of the project. Here are a few numbers: Scorecard These numbers speak volumes. They say Scale Up Milwaukee is making an impact by fostering a growth-obsessed and growth-enabled region. Milwaukee is growing.

Mayor Tom Barrett lauds growth and “One Milwaukee” in latest State of the City Address

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address Milwaukee March 9, 2015 As Prepared for Delivery EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:15 a.m. Thank you, Kadijiha! You are an impressive young woman with great promise. Thank you Dr. Meehan for hosting us and more importantly for leading a college we are proud calls Milwaukee home. Alverno’s reputation […]

First of its Kind Program Give Wisconsin Businesses Access to Supercomputer

$500,000 invested in new program to promote high-tech job growth MADISON, December 9, 2013 – Wisconsin small- and medium-sized businesses will have the opportunity to gain access to specialized high-performance computing systems and services under a new program unveiled Monday by the Milwaukee Institute, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Mason Wells. The Milwaukee […]