Small Shops United to Present January 14th at 1 Million Cups

Also announcing search for a PHP/SQL Programmer

Small Shops United, a Milwaukee area startup creating technology-based marketing and fundraising solutions for small businesses, local schools, and non-profits, will be presenting at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, January 14th (9am).  1 Million Cups is a weekly event giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to discuss their startup with an audience of advisors, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs.  Events are held at 9am each Wednesday morning in the Historic Pritzlaff Building (325 N. Plankinton Ave).

Additionally, Small Shops United will be announcing their search for a back end developer as they begin to build their in-house team.  It’s a ground floor opportunity to join a growing startup based here in Milwaukee.  Interested programmers with a strong PHP/SQL background should reach out to Eric Tallmadge:


Get Your Startup in front of Corps at OnRamp on January 22!

In an effort to increase connections between Wisconsin’s startups and established corporations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Bucks, and gener8tor are sponsoring OnRamp – an event that gives young companies the opportunity to pitch their products and services to established Wisconsin corporations.

The event is intended to help startups in the critical effort to find sales channels and to provide a way for established companies to engage with the entrepreneurial community. It highlights our commitment to helping Wisconsin’s emerging entrepreneurs succeed.

Participating corporations include:
*Milwaukee Bucks
*Harley-Davidson*American Family Insurance
*US Cellular
*Northwestern Mutual

Startups wishing to apply are encouraged to research the participating corporations. Each participating corporation will receive those startup applications that requested to pitch to them and those whose applications indicate a potential customer opportunity. Participating corporations will then choose 4-6 startups to pitch them at the event.

Those startups selected to pitch at the event will be notified on 1/19 and offered a time slot to pitch at the 1/22 event. Startups are requested to arrive at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 North 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203) at least 30 minutes before their scheduled pitch. No technology will be available at the event, however you can use your laptop to present. Startups are encouraged to bring brief handouts of PowerPoint presentations or sales collateral to aid in their presentation. Startup pitches will last 20 minutes including Q&A.

At the conclusion of the event, participating corporations will select at least one startup to either purchase from or mentor (at least two lunches/coffees). Organizers will notify each selected startup.

Apply before the January 16th deadline: