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Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator Application

Scalerator Almnni ringing the "Growth" bell at Milwaukee City Hall.

Scalerator Alumni ringing the “Growth” bell at Milwaukee City Hall.

The Growth Accelerator Application Closes Friday, May 4!

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Welcome to Scale Up Milwaukee’s Growth Accelerator (formerly the Scalerator) application! Scale Up Milwaukee is a region-wide project helping entrepreneurs infuse their ventures with growth which also helps the ecosystem “stakeholders” (educators, government, banks, equity investors, public institutions, corporations, local and national media) learn how to encourage and support that growth. Past Growth Accelerator participants  have reported an average 23% projected growth which they directly attribute to the practical skills and lessons learned from the Growth Accelerator program


We are pleased to open up the application process for Growth Accelerator program. The Growth Accelerator is an intense 5-month training program for business owners and key team members who are active managers and who are also extremely motivated to grow their businesses. The Growth Accelerator will start in June 2018 and conclude in October 2018.  A core of the best faculty from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and other experts (local and international) will conduct hands-on practical workshop sessions to help business entrepreneurs kick off and sustain a more rapid growth trajectory.  Additionally, the program works with investors, banks, professional services firms, universities, and public sector stakeholders to support growth.


The Growth Accelerator will help you grow your business – the five workshops, exercises, and mentoring will have an immediate and direct impact on your top and bottom line growth. The Growth Accelerator works well for those entrepreneurs who have a powerfully strong ambition to grow and are open to learning new ways to do that. We invite companies who meet these criteria to apply to the Growth Accelerator.


Applicant Criteria

  • Serious ambition to grow
  • Annual revenues exceeding $1 million
  • Headquartered in Wisconsin (remote offices, franchises, and business units are not eligible)
  • Owner-operated
  • Product or service that is exportable


Important things to note BEFORE completing the application:

  1. All private information about your company, with the exception of its name, will be kept confidential. We will survey participants periodically both during and after the program to monitor your growth.
  2. There is no fee for participation in the Growth Accelerator. Admitted companies are required to join Scale Up Milwaukee as members.  Additionally, companies participating in the Growth Accelerator will pay for their own incidentals (meals, travel, etc.). The meetings will all take place in the Milwaukee area.
  3. Participants are expected to attend all of the sessions and fulfill the interim homework assignments and periodic surveys in a timely fashion.

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