OnRamp Wisconsin
OnRamp Wisconsin
January 22nd 2015
BMO Harris Bradley Center

In an effort to increase connections between startups and established corporations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Bucks, and gener8tor are sponsoring 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.

Participating corporations include: 
*Milwaukee Bucks
*American Family Insurance
*US Cellular
*Northwestern Mutual

Startups wishing to apply are encouraged to research the participating corporations. Each participating corporation will receive those startup applications that requested to pitch to them and those whose applications indicate a potential customer opportunity. Participating corporations will then choose 4-6 startups to pitch them, one-on-one, at the event. Startups may request to pitch more than one corporation.

Those startups selected to pitch at the event will be notified on 1/19 and offered a time slot to pitch at the 1/22 event. Startups are requested to arrive at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 North 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203) at least 30 minutes before their scheduled pitch. No technology will be available at the event, however you can use your laptop to present. Startups are encouraged to bring brief handouts of PowerPoint presentations or sales collateral to aid in their presentation. Startup pitches will last 20 minutes including Q&A. 

At the conclusion of the event, participating corporations will select at least one startup to either purchase from or mentor (at least two lunches/coffees). Organizers will notify each selected startup.

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