Funds up to $20K per team
Takes 0% equity
Funds 20 startups per year
Markets Technology Development
Invests in North America United States
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Young Enterprising Society’s Blueprint business accelerator helps improve the prospects of local, visionary, high growth potential startups, preferably in the Technology and Advanced Manufacturing. Our programming is based on two 12 week sessions -- the first focused on idea validation and the second focused on market validation. Each 12-week program culminates in a pitch event during which startups make presentations to community members and potential investors. At the end of each program YES provides graduating companies with grant funding.

Blueprint Startups’ Progress
48 completed Boot Camp
18 completed Cultivator 1
15 completed Cultivator 2

Blueprint Startups’ Demographics
48% have a product in development
37% have a product on the Market
14% are doing Beta Testing
15% received post-program funding

Blueprint Startup Founders’ Demographics
86% African American
82% based in Milwaukee
58% Women
55% in their 20’s

Blueprint Startup Accomplishments
● StyleQ: 3rd Place at SXS...
Young Enterprising Society’s Blueprint business accelerator helps improve the prospects of local, visionary, high growth potential startups, preferably in the Technology and Advanced Manufacturing. Our programming is based on two 12 week sessions -- the first focused on idea validation and the second focused on market validation. Each 12-week program culminates in a pitch event during which startups make presentations to community members and potential investors. At the end of each program YES provides graduating companies with grant funding.

Blueprint Startups’ Progress
48 completed Boot Camp
18 completed Cultivator 1
15 completed Cultivator 2

Blueprint Startups’ Demographics
48% have a product in development
37% have a product on the Market
14% are doing Beta Testing
15% received post-program funding

Blueprint Startup Founders’ Demographics
86% African American
82% based in Milwaukee
58% Women
55% in their 20’s

Blueprint Startup Accomplishments
● StyleQ: 3rd Place at SXSW Pitch Competition; Black Girl Ventures top female founder
● InPower: won $5,000, 2nd Place and Audience Award at Rev-Up Pitch Competition.
● Pump Five, Ready Set Staff & Musample: Selected for Brew City Match Program
● Safety4Her won $10,000 on Project Pitch It
● Good Vibez Founder Chanel Brown featured on TMJ4
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Staff

Kathleen Gallagher
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Kathleen Gallagher Milwaukee Institute
Que El-Amin
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Que El-Amin I am a highly motivated person, serial entrepreneur, leader, builder, lifetime student.

Investors

Jamie D. Elder
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Jamie D. Elder Social innovator and Army veteran with cross-sector experience in business, government, and venture philanthropy.