Startup Milwaukee is the leading cheerleader of Southeast Wisconsin’s growing startup community. Aggregating access to resources, capital, events at office space for high-growth companies. Below we have outlined some compelling reasons to start your high-growth startup in Southeast Wisconsin:

Business Friendly Environment that Incentivizes Startups

  • The Qualified New Business Venture tax credit program from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation incentivizes angel investors to invest in Wisconsin-based startups.
  • Wisconsin is a top 10 state for business according to Chief Executive Magazine.

Large Companies Engaged in Milwaukee’s Startup Community

  • 13 Fortune 1000 companies based in Metro Milwaukee.
  • 7 Fortune 500 companies based in Metro Milwaukee.
  • Large corporations such as Aurora Health Care, Direct Supply and Northwestern Mutual are engaged in the local tech startup community.

Strong Pipeline of Young Technology Talent

  • Strong Computer Science and Software Engineering programs at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University.
  • 24 colleges, universities and tech schools call the Milwaukee region home.

Growing Momentum in the Local Healthcare Technology Space

  • 30+ HealthTech startups call the Milwaukee metro area home.
  • Nine investor groups investing in healthcare startups at various stages.
  • Four large health systems and a strong base of HealthTech talent from GE Healthcare, Aurora Healthcare and other local health systems.

Access to Seed Accelerator Programs

  • gener8tor is a top 15 seed accelerator program in the country, they also offer gBeta a pre-accelerator program for local startups.
  • The Brew is a seed accelerator program focused on supporting Water technology startups.
  • WERCbench Labs is a seed accelerator focused on supporting Energy technology startups.