Young Enterprising Society, in partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp, City of Milwaukee,The Milwaukee Institute and Northwestern Mutual offers startups an opportunity to participate in The Blueprint’s Market Validation for businesses that:
- Have been in existence for less than 3 years -
- Have annual revenue of $1 million or less -
- Are visionary, high-growth-potential startups -
- Have a working prototype -
- In the Technology or Advanced Manufacturing sectors -
Five to Seven startups will be chosen to attend the Cultivator. YES intends to accept up to Three startups from outside of Milwaukee to participate in the cohort.
August 31, 2019: Application Deadline
September 21, 2019 : Cohort 3 Announced
September 2019 – November 2019: The Blueprint Cultivator
Participants will be immersed in the Founder’s Tool Box where they will be immersed in topics such as Entrepreneurial Selling, Marketing, Investability, amongst others. The top three startups, based upon class participation, investability in business and pitch will receive up to $25,000.
The class will be headed by Sanmitra Iwanski and feature guest professionals in law, investing, financial planning, taxes and entrepreneurship.