Featured Startup of the Month: Okanjo

Okanjo (oh-kahn-jo), which means “checkout” in Japanese, connects buyers, sellers and communities with the things they care about. Headquartered in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, Okanjo launched on February 1. The site is a national platform, like eBay, with the locality of Craigslist, featuring a secure transactional platform. Okanjo also makes giving easy by providing sellers the opportunity to donate a portion or all of their proceeds from sales to any cause that they care about. To start selling easier and buying happier, visit


Startup of the Week: Small Shops United


Small Shops United is a member-based program supporting locally owned and operated businesses in the community. We provide a consumer-friendly multi-merchant rewards platform customized to fit each merchant’s specific needs, while offering consumers the convenience of just one card to earn rewards at shops all around town. Cards may be obtained from any participating merchant location, and then registered online at to setup a member account.

By providing each merchant consistent hardware using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, merchants gain quick access to a member’s account in order to add or redeem credits in the most efficient manner. We are currently developing additional features for both the consumer and merchant interfaces on albuterol inhaler price the Small Shops United website, including data metrics and a local promotions platform. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to be among the first to learn of new developments.

Key Facts:

  • Founder: Eric Tallmadge
  • Founded On: 06/2011
  • Employees: N/A
  • Funding: Bootstrapped
  • HQ Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Website: