96square has launched.

Dear friends,

The Startup Milwaukee team is excited to announce the launch of 96square, a co-working space for high-growth startup companies in Southeastern Wisconsin. Located in the historic Blatz Wash House, 96square provides entrepreneurs with access to affordable  scalable office space; mentorship; potential investors; talent and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

96square is a game changer for Milwaukee’s community of innovative entrepreneurs. As research shows, the startups are responsible for all net new job creation–and we all know Milwaukee and Wisconsin desperately need more jobs. At Startup Milwaukee we are happy to step forward and provide a place where entrepreneurs, talent and capital can collide and accelerate the growth of Milwaukee’s top startup companies.

We are excited to have great companies such as Alithias, Find My Spot, Onkol, Rent College Pads, SAR32 Technologies, UCAP, LLC, Voxelmetric, Wisconsin Super Angel Fund and more already located at 96square.

The meaning of 96square goes beyond having a “cool name.” The city of Milwaukee is approximately 96 square miles, and 96square will be the epicenter of entrepreneurship and innovation in our great city.

Are you a startup, designer, developer or engineer looking for affordable dedicated desk or private office space for your team? Learn more and apply for 96square membership at 96square.org. Memberships start at just $110/month.

Your first chance to check out 96square is this Thursday, October 24 at our Capital Connections event featuring CSA Partners and Scanalytics. RSVP to reserve your free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8508341679

Thanks to the many people who have made this endeavor possible: Ronnie Reum of SAR32 Technologies, Heather Johnston of Find My Spot, Marvin Bynum of Godfrey & Kahn and many more.

See you at 96square!

Matthew J. Cordio, Executive Chairman
Alicia Boknevitz, President
Tim Grove, Corporate Secretary
Joe Poeschl, Treasurer
Michael Anderson, Community Outreach Director

Meet our new leadership team members!

Meet the latest additions to the Startup Milwaukee leadership team, Michael Anderson and Chelsey Orlikowski!

Michael Anderson joins Startup Milwaukee as Co-Organizer & Community Outreach Director. Michael is Founder of Loteek, a Milwaukee-based startup company that “brings the best stuff from local boutique businesses together in one place to create a digital main-street for shoppers to find the unique stores, items, and sales they love, in one easy-to-browse website.” Michael loves boating and the outdoors. He also enjoys the local dining scene, always looking for new restaurants to try in the Milwaukee area. (If you’re looking for great restaurant recommendations, Michael is the guy to ask!) Follow Michael on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Chelsey Orlikowski joins the Startup Milwaukee team as an Advisor. She is an Account Coordinator at Core Creative, a Milwaukee-based marketing agency. She is also PR + Social Media Manager for Tappr, a local startup company that makes it easier for bar patrons to order drinks. In addition to marketing, Chelsey loves staying active, traveling and the Brewers. She also has an eye for graphic and web design. Follow Chelsey on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Welcome aboard, Michael and Chelsey!