Category Archives: Babson

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 […]

Entrepreneurial Leadership: Developing Peak Performance

Scale Up Milwaukee and Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) invite you to join us for a night with Dr. Elaine Eisenman, Dean of Executive Education at Babson College, presenting Entrepreneurial Leadership: Developing Peak Performance. Coaching is an effective tool for motivating teams to achieve great outcomes. Elaine will discuss how to use coaching and feedback to navigate […]

Success Stories: Two Regions that are turning entrepreneurship into economic growth

Overview REGISTER NOW Regional economic development remains an elusive objective for most public and private leaders around the world. What is becoming apparent to many is that the accepted strategies – attracting investment, providing financial incentives, encouraging startups, subsidizing small businesses – have all yielded disappointing, if any, results. A recent report, for example, showed […]

Scalerator Application is open!

Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee supported by WEDC, announced it will open applications for the Scalerator program, which kicks off in October 2015. The Scalerator program has been wildly successful in helping companies in the M7 region to grow. So far, 27 local companies have graduated from the Scalerator program, […]

Session 6: February 25-26 Recap

Session 6: February 25-26 Organizational Building for Growth (II) w/ Dean Elaine Eisenman The most recent Scalerator session was facilitated by Elaine Eisenman, Dean of Executive Education at Babson College, and was focused on Organizational Building for Growth. The current Scalerator class is comprised of 15 companies, bringing the total to 27. These 27 growing […]

Session 5: February 5-6 Recap

Session 5: February 5-6 Building your Sales Pipeline w/ Prof. Vini Onyemah The Scalerator class met for its fifth session last week. Vini Onyemah of Babson College led a session on building a sales pipeline. We were also joined by Professor Kaczmarek of Marquette University who facilitated a session about how data mining can impact […]

Session 4: January 12-13 Recap

Session 4: January 12-13 Forecasting Cash Requirements w/ Prof. Mary Gale Scale Up Milwaukee hosted the fourth Scalerator session this past Monday and Tuesday. Babson professor Mary Gale spoke with the 15 Scaler companies about cash flow and the importance of managing rapid growth. Mary Gale was also invited to speak at two other events […]

Session 3: December 9-10 Recap

Session 3: December 9-10 Organizing and Managing your Sales Team w/ Prof. Vini Onyemah The Scalerator companies met with Vini Onyemah to discuss sales and marketing. Mayor Tom Barrett and George Mosher stopped by to show their support and celebrate growth.

Session 2: November 12-13 Recap

Session 2: November 12-13 Organizational Building for Growth (I) w/ Dean Elaine Eisenman The second Scalerator session was conveniently located in the middle of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Entrepreneur Week. Participating business owners were focused and challenged as Elaine Eisenman spoke some tough truths about organizational leadership.

Session 1: October 24-25 Recap

Session 1: October 24-25 Marketing and Sales Strategy for Growth w/ Prof. Vini Onyemah This year’s Scalerator participants are already hard at work scaling up. The first session is taking place today and will continue for the next six months. An internationally respected team of faculty from Babson College, including Vini Onyemah, will conduct hands-on […]

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 […]

Faculty Case Teaching Workshop Recap

On July 15th, Dan Isenberg conducted a day-long Case Teaching and Writing Workshop for entrepreneurship faculty members throughout the region at UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business. We were thrilled to have over 20 attendees from nine different institutions in the Southeast Wisconsin region, as well as Chicago, join us for the day. With Dan at the […]