BizStarts Milwaukee works with entrepreneurs, service providers, capital connections and other resources to help launch and grow new companies. From small stores to large, scalable start-ups, BizStarts can provide the coaching and connections that help smooth the path from idea to investment. To get started, call us at (414) 973-2334 or click on the “Begin BizStarts” button above.
FastPitch deadline approaching, July 30th
The third Annual Racine/Kenosha FastPitch Competition is your chance to prove the potential of your business idea, meet people who can help you succeed, and maybe even win a cash prize! Competitors will have three minutes max to hit it out of the park before a panel of judges from the business and investment community.
Additional information and registration forms are available at www.gtc.edu/fastpitch
Jacquin Davidson new Entrepreneur Director
BizStarts is pleased to announce new Entrepreneur Director, Jacquin Davidson.
Jacquin comes to us from Southern California and says one of her entrepreneurial highlights was when Harrison Ford went to fetch coffee for her during a commercial photo shoot!
She started at J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in Los Angeles, enjoying leadership roles in the Production, Creative and Facilities Departments. From there, she launched a business in the Entertainment Industry working on commercial productions. As an entrepreneur, she grew the business to the top tier of companies in Southern California by providing services to the television commercial production industry and international print media. She worked with many great Hollywood stars.
Jacquin launched a second business, Davidson Associates, consulting with nonprofit organizations and small businesses on strategic planning, board and staff development, training and fundraising
BizStarts in the News
The recent opening of BizStarts’ BizForge generated good buzz in the business community. Check out these recent media clips, and sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Catalyst, to stay up to date on our programs, events and news.
BizStarts unveils new offices at Schlitz Park - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 2, 2014)
A recipe for job creation - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dan Steininger editorial (April 4, 2014)
Sneak peek: BizStarts’ BizForge entrepreneurial hub launches: Slideshow - Milwaukee Business Journal (April 3, 2014)
BizStarts was also recently featured several times recently as part of the larger conversation on the critical need to reverse brain drain and support job creation.
Bomboard featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – top ‘o the fold!
BizStarts companies featured in BizTimes cover story
The February 17, 2014 issue of BizTimes features two BizStarts companies, American Telehealthcare and Bomboard. Read about both and learn why more baby boomers are leaving the regular work force to start their own enterprises.
Bill Richards new Director of Business Development
BizStarts Milwaukee is pleased to announce that Bill Richards has joined the team as Director of Business Development, a new position.
Bill began his professional career working in various capacities for a group of small, family businesses in Wisconsin and Louisiana, which fostered an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a strategic approach to operations, management, and communications with diverse audiences and constituencies.
Bill came to BizStarts from the Donors Forum of Wisconsin, where he served as Director of Membership & Communications. With an eagerness to elevate and further promote Wisconsin’s economic climate and entrepreneurial culture, Bill looks forward to helping the organization do what it does best: provide resources to entrepreneurs so they can start and grow companies. Check out the full staff here!