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, Advanced Ionics Wisconsin Inno – Milwaukee startup raises $4 million to help make decarbonizing heavy industry affordable (

This week in Midwestern funding Midwest Funding Report: Sun King Closes $260M – Mug.News

Welcome to the ecosystem, MU Innovation Alley! Wisconsin Inno – Marquette’s new Innovation Alley director to connect students and companies (

Innovation brewing in the Big 10 Who Is The Best At Research in the Big Ten? – Mug.News

Main Street Bounceback Program funds awarded WEDC awards $34 million to help support small businesses (

Web 3.0 business in the Brew City Augminted Labs designs games, NFTs, crypto products for Web. 3.0 (


Calling all budding student entrepreneurs Wisconsin YES! (Youth Entrepreneurs in Science) | A statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition 2022 is now accepting application Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition 2022

The Creative Destruction Lab Course offers mentoring, high-potential ventures and investment decisions exposure.

Applications are open for SPARC 7, an amazing opportunity for black, Hispanic and women owned companies. SPARC is a 10-week, cohort based, virtual training for businesses with revenues under $1 million. Click here to learn more about the program.

Milwaukee-centric Clicks

Summer’s most delicious festival is back! Cedar Creek Settlement welcomes Strawberry Festival visitors (

The Designer Speaks Calatrava Revisits His Iconic Milwaukee Design, 20+ Years Later (

Don’t forget your sunscreen Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen Officially Kicks Off Milwaukee Rooftop Season with May 12 Sunset Acoustic Set From Local Favorite Joe Wray » Urban Milwaukee

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