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MKE Startup News delivers unique stories that goes deep into what makes local entrepreneurs successful.

All businesses are important to the Milwaukee economy. From large manufacturers to the corner store, each business plays a vital role in our city. Startups are typically, but not exclusively, technology-based, and create something innovative that is not yet offered in the market. This unique product or service is typically designed to be scaled beyond a single location or geographic region.

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HeyGov helps municipalities modernize

By Anna Lardinois, Startup Storyteller Serial entrepreneur, Dustin Overbeck, got the idea for his company, HeyGov when he was struggling to receive payments from government municipalities in the early days of the pandemic. Overbeck is also the owner of Town Web Design, a company that creates websites for small municipalities across the country. Founded in…

Lillipad leaps into home offices

By Anna Lardinois, Startup Storyteller The inspiration for Lillipad struck just months before the demand for the unique portable workstation exploded. In January 2020, Colin Dowdle had a dilemma. The Marquette University graduate lived in a small space with a number of roommates. He began working remotely several times a week and found his at…

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 startup ecosystem good news to share, please send it to info@MKEStartup.News  Congratulations to WI’s top fundraisers Wisconsin…

SPARC sparks business growth

Looking to grow your Milwaukee-area business? Take a look at Scale Up Milwaukee’s SPARC business accelerator program. The program, presented in collaboration with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACCWI) and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), provides business education and mentorship to BIPOC and women-owned businesses with annual revenue between $25,000 and…

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