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SPARC is a growth-training program for Milwaukee businesses who want to scale. Scale Up Milwaukee, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, and WWBIC designed SPARC for central-city businesses with revenues between $100,000 and $1 million*. SPARC participants will be connected to important new resources including financing, marketing, legal, and workforce training.

Interested businesses should:

  • Have an annual revenue of between $100,000 and $1,000,000
  • Have a great ambition and dedication to growing their organization
  • Commit to participate in all scheduled SPARC activities
  •  Respect the confidentiality of participant information
  •  Agree to complete all assessment surveys for a period of three years

*Applicants without evidence of this minimum are encouraged to participate in other Scale Up  Milwaukee activities. Applicants with revenue over $1,000,000 are encouraged to apply for Scalerator.


SPARC sessions will be held 8:00am – 12:00pm on October 4, October 25, November 15, and December 6.


The application is open August 14 through September 15.



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