Launched in Fall of 2017, Reverse Pitch MKE brought together over 150 entrepreneurs, hackers, and other creative minds together during Milwaukee Startup Week. Entrepreneurs traveled to Milwaukee from across the country including New York, California, Nebraska and Illinois to participate in the event.

At the event, Northwestern Mutual executives pitched to entrepreneurs, outlining potential business challenges and big ideas Northwestern Mutual is looking to explore and solve.

In January six startups pitched their solutions to a group of Northwestern Mutual executives. One team was selected to receive a seed investment of up to $85,000 from Northwestern Mutual, access to corporate mentors and working space at Northwestern Mutual’s downtown Milwaukee headquarters. Other teams were offered the opportunity to continue discussions and potentially form strategic partnerships with Northwestern Mutual. 

We expect Reverse Pitch MKE to return and continue to develop as a platform for attracting entrepreneurs from around the country to connect with Milwaukee's corporate community. 

Are you a corporation interested in participating in Reverse Pitch MKE? Contact, Matt Cordio, Co-founder & President of Startup Milwaukee at