In an effort to increase connections between startups and established corporations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and gener8tor have created OnRamp – an event that gives young companies the opportunity to pitch their products and services, one-on-one, to established corporations.

The event is intended to help startups in the critical effort to find sales channels and to provide a way for established companies to engage with the entrepreneurial community. It highlights our commitment to helping emerging entrepreneurs succeed.

Past participating corporations include: 
*Milwaukee Bucks
*Harley-Davidson
*American Family Insurance
*Rite-Hite
*US Cellular
*MillerCoors
*Northwestern Mutual
*Nordic Consulting
*Assurant Healthcare
*GMI Solutions
*Madison Gas & Electric
*CUNA Strategic Services

OnRamp takes place three times per year, rotating between Milwaukee, Green Bay and Madison. Startups must apply during each event's respective application window.

Following each OnRamp event, participating corporations will select at least one startup to either purchase from, mentor (at least two lunches/coffees) or invest in.
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Abby Taubner Leader at OnRamp Green Bay 2015, Program Manager @gener8tor, a Wisconsin-based accelerator
Troy Vosseller Leader at OnRamp Green Bay 2015, Co-Founder @gener8tor, a Wisconsin-based accelerator

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