Milwaukee Startup Community News & Events – July 23, 2014

Unraveling The Internet of Things - July 30, 6pm @ 96square
Startup Milwaukee is partnering with Milwaukee Tech Engine to present

Join Startup Milwaukee and Milwaukee Tech Engine at 96square  for a night devoted to unraveling the Internet of Things (IoT) featuring short talks from gener8tor, Johnson Controls & Tempo IQ.  The event is free to attend, register here.
Learn about Uber’s Launch in Milwaukee - August 5, 6pm @ 96square
Our August growth hacking nights event will feature speakers from Uber who will share the story and tactics they used to launch the popular ridesharing service in Milwaukee. The event is free, register here via EventPally or our meetup page.
1million Cups Launch Event - August 6th, 9am @ The Pritzlaff Building
CSA Partners, gener8tor & Wired Wisconsin are bringing The Kauffman Foundation’s 1million cups program to Milwaukee. To learn more, click here

To learn more about what’s going on in the community visit our website, startupmke.org.

Venture forth!
Team Startup Milwaukee

Take Action: Protect Ridesharing in Milwaukee

Startup Milwaukee rarely takes positions on political issues, but tomorrow morning, the Milwaukee Common Council will vote on a measure that would negatively impact ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft in the city of Milwaukee.  This measure has been written to protect special interests (the taxi lobby) and limit your access to safe, affordable and friendly ridesharing services.

Ridesharing services are creating jobs and making the city more accessible for citizens, tourists and business travelers.  Research also shows ridesharing services may even be leading to a decrease in drunk driving in other cities.

The folks at Uber have made it extremely simple to email your alderman. You may also visit the official contact directory for The Common Council here. Remind them, a vote for this measure is a vote against job creation, innovation, public safety and keeping Milwaukee competitive with other cities in the 21st century economy.

Let’s keep moving Milwaukee forward,
The Startup Milwaukee Team