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BizStarts works with entrepreneurs, service providers, capital connections and other resources to help launch and grow new companies that will create sustainable jobs. From small stores to large, scalable start-ups, BizStarts is a one-stop center that offers all the help and connections entrepreneurs need including:  one-on-one meetings, market assessment, team assessment, financial preparation and more.  We stay with the entrepreneur every step of the way until they succeed.  To get started, call us at (414) 973-2334 or click on the “Begin BizStarts” button above.

Upcoming Professional Programs

Top FloorAugust 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Building Digital Marketing Strategy with TopFloor


Scale Up Milwaukee Open Houses

The Scale Up Milwaukee team will be available to answer questions about the Scalerator and the application.  Visit the team and have all your questions answered.

Racine County – iMET Center at Gateway Technical College, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant, WI 53177

Wednesday, July 29 11am – 2pm

Milwaukee County – Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, 1533 N. RiverCenter Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Thursday, July 23 12pm – 3pm
Thursday, August 5 12pm – 3pm

The Scalerator will help you grow your business – the seven workshops, exercises, and mentoring will have an immediate and direct impact on your top and bottom line growth.

Click here to learn more about Scalerator or to apply

FastPitch Competition Registration Now Open

fastpitch_logoThe fourth Annual Fast Pitch 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.

Click here for more information and to download the registration form

This Week’s Important Read

-July Newsletter: The Catalyst

Midwestern start up challenges, and learning from Jump Start

Journal Sentinel blog post by BizStarts President, Dan Steininger

“In a recent interview Ray Leach, CEO of JumpStart in Cleveland, announced he wants to see a boom in entrepreneurship in the Midwest and further wants to create 10,000 new jobs in Cleveland over the next 10 years.

Maybe Milwaukee and Wisconsin need to set a similar ambitious goal in light of the Kauffman foundation report that we have moved to 50th out of 50 in the nation for startups? (That fact led Joe Kirgues of Gene8tor to offer some gallous humor “that at least we made the top 50!”’  read more

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. 

Hatching a business: Startups learn to fly in challenging environment – BizTimes (July 27, 2015)

Jacquin Davidson returns to help grow companies with BizStarts – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (February 17, 2015)

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.

Sustaining the state’s startups – Kenosha News, Tom Still editorial (April 7, 2014)

Entrepreneurs can reverse brain drain – The Startup Economy, John Torinus (April 2014)