Launched in 2016, Milwaukee Startup Week is an annual entrepreneur-led event that brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders and startup enthusiasts together to build momentum and celebrate Southeast Wisconsin’s unique entrepreneurial identity.
The inaugural event which took place November 1 – 6, 2016 featured 25+ events hosted by 28+ community partners at various locations around Southeast Wisconsin.
Community Partners: gener8tor, Newaukee, Milwaukee Tech Engine, BizStarts, Ward 4, Granular Marketing, IdeaWake, Golden Angels Investors, Brightstar Foundation, The Water Council, The Commons, MWERC, UWM Research Foundation, Center for Technology Commercialization, IronTek, Marquette Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, Marquette University Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Technori, CrafterSpace, Pendio, Accelity Marketing, WWBIC, UW-Milwaukee SBDC, HUDSON Business Lounge, Startup Grind Milwaukee, Harvest Strategy, and more.
Milwaukee Startup Week Values:
1) Developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
2) Inclusive of all stakeholder groups in Southeast Wisconsin’s startup community
3) Engage the entire entrepreneurial stack in Milwaukee (not just tech startups)
4) Build something that can have a long-term net positive effect on Southeast Wisconsin’s startup community