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Here are the 11 Wisconsin student startup ventures that pitched at The Commons Demo Day

A home fitness device for climbers, a software that helps search and rescue planning and an app upgrade that allows consumers to more easily return items at Kohl's were among the student startup ventures pitched at The Commons Demo Day for the spring class of 2018. More than 200 people, including investors, academics and corporate executives attended the event held at the We Energies Auditorium in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday night. The Commons, an entrepreneurial skills accelerator for college students in southeast Wisconsin, is based at the Ward 4 co-working space in the Pritzlaff Building. The spring class is comprised of 75 students from several state colleges and universities, regardle

Scale Up Milwaukee enters new partnership with UWM’s Lubar School of Business to spark growth among

MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., has entered into a new partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business to provide programming designed to teach business owners practical skills to inject growth into their ventures. Select faculty from the Lubar School of Business will participate in Scale Up’s five-month training program known as the Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator. Formerly known as the “Scalerator,” the program is accepting applications for its fifth cohort of business owners interested in identifying new ways to spur growth and development within

Medical College educates many physicians, but not enough reach central city

With a major boost from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the number of physicians in southeast Wisconsin has increased by more than 400 percent the past 50 years, but some communities — particularly Milwaukee’s central city — remain underserved, according to a new report. The physician-to-patient ratio in southeastern Wisconsin exceeds the national average, according to the report released Monday by the Wisconsin Policy Forum, formerly known as the Public Policy Forum. The ratio today is 521 physicians per 100,000 population compared with 119 physicians per 100,000 in 1967, the report found. Of course, the number of people living in Wisconsin has greatly increased since 1967, so the increas

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