What We Do

Startup Milwaukee provides entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, capital, talent, affordable office space and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. We work with digital companies with scalable business models. Our vision is to make Southeast Wisconsin among the best places to launch and grow a digital company.

Startup Milwaukee was founded by a small group of entrepreneurs in the Fall of 2011 the team led by Matt Cordio included Alicia Boknevitz, Tom Giles, Tim Grove & Joe Poeschl.


Meet the Team

Matt Cordio
Founder & CEO

In Fall of 2011, Matt Cordio founded Startup Milwaukee with a small group of entrepreneurs from around Southeast Wisconsin and has overseen our growth since then. Cordio is a leading voice in Milwaukee’s technology startup community he has founded Milwaukee Startup Week, Wisconsin Startup Week, The Commons, 96square.

Cordio also is founder & President of Skills Pipeline, a technology talent solutions company.

Over the years Cordio has also served as a consultant to Marquette University’s Entrepreneurship program and The Branch entrepreneurial skills accelerator in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Cordio is also the host of Tech Wisconsin podcast  powered by WTMJ Mobile and regular contributor at Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

A native of Cedarburg, Wisconsin he is a 2011 graduate of Marquette University. Cordio resides in downtown Milwaukee.

Meet Our Partners

Wipfli offers startups a wide array of accounting and consulting services. Wipfli is the official accounting firm of Startup Milwaukee.