Sift Healthcare: Introducing AI into Healthcare Payments

CEO Justin Nicols was working on mobile payment application designed for small businesses when he uncovered the need for an innovation in healthcare billing. He observed the staggering number of manhours devoted to the processing and collection of medical bills, and noted dollars wasted because of disparate data systems and human capital intensive workflows ….

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Funded): This week in MKE startup success

It’s Friday, finally! Time to catch up on some of the good things happening in our great city’s startup and entrepreneurship scene. Below is a list of click-worthy articles that will end your week with a smile. If you have some good startup ecosystem good news to share, please send it to info@MKEStartup.News Local superstars…

Entrepreneurship is a key part of economic development

MMAC leads efforts to highlight Milwaukee as a destination for innovation, startups, and entrepreneurship — and form stronger connections among the people who make it all happen here. By Tim Sheehy President, MMAC We have made great strides in economic development in the Milwaukee Region, with the success of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Partnership in…

Crowdfunding in MKE: An Update

Earlier, we checked in with Milwaukee businesses using WeFunder to raise capital. MobCraft Beer reached its first fundraising milestone this week, raising half a million dollars in equity crowdfunding capital. The popular, Milwaukee-based brewery and taproom is now in its second stage of funding, with aims to meet a $2.25 million goal. The company is…

The state of the state: Wisconsin’s early entrepreneurship numbers

Amid the disruption of 2020, some saw opportunity. Earlier this year, the Kauffman Foundation assessed the state of early-stage entrepreneurship in the United States in 2020. The non-profit foundation, founded in 1966 and based in Kansas City, Mo., is a nationally recognized leader as the study and development of entrepreneurship. Their study, released in the…

Yes, Milwaukee can compete with the coasts on startups. Gener8tor shows us how.

By Chris Jenkins Director of Communications, MMAC Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseller went to high school together, but they didn’t necessarily socialize in the same circles. Only later, after working together in the entrepreneurship clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School, would they team up to build perhaps the most accomplished accelerator program in the…

Why Startups Matter

By Anna Lardinois Startup Storyteller The term “startup business” often conjures the image of a group of twenty-somethings coding late into the night from their Silicon Valley-based computer lab/skateboard park. While that is sometimes the case, the reality is that startups begin in universities, research labs, and home offices all across the country, every day. …