Scale Up Milwaukee seeking minority- and women-owned small businesses

July 17, 2019

Scale Up Milwaukee is now accepting applications for its third cohort of SPARC, a training course for minority- and women-owned businesses in the Milwaukee area.


The five-session SPARC program, launched in 2017, caters to central city businesses with $100,000 to $1 million in revenue, with the aim of teaching practical skills that will help drive rapid business growth. Expert Milwaukee entrepreneurs are commissioned to teach the program.


This cohort will run from September to December, with applications accepted through mid- to late August, said Elizabeth Cizinsky, program manager at Scale Up Milwaukee. About 20 companies will be admitted to the program.


Scale Up Milwaukee is a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative aimed at driving economic development via entrepreneurship. It offers SPARC in cooperation with the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp., with funding from JPMorgan Chase.


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