September 21, 2023

Rev-Up MKE pitch contest returning for a sixth 12 months

The 2019 Rev-Up MKE finalists.

Rev-Up MKE, the Close to West Aspect Companions’ entrepreneurship pitch contest, is returning for a sixth 12 months.

This system is now accepting functions by way of July 12. The objective of Rev-Up MKE is to carry financial growth to the neighborhoods of Milwaukee’s Close to West Aspect. The winner commits to finding his or her enterprise within the space.

The winner, who can be introduced at a stay pitch occasion on Sept. 13, will obtain $10,000 in money, $25,000 of in-kind providers, and promoting and assist from Close to West Aspect Companions and different anchor establishments.

“The Close to West Aspect is worked up to welcome a brand new era of entrepreneurs to our growing neighborhood,” mentioned Lindsey St. Arnold Bell, government director of NWSP. “We’re excited to see continued curiosity from startups, organizations and companies looking for to spend money on Milwaukee, and convey new jobs and vibrancy to our business corridors.”

NWSP is working to reinforce the important thing business corridors in its neighborhoods. Rev-Up MKE helps establish and assist native companies that may relocate or open within the Close to West Aspect and convey new providers to space residents and staff.

Because the launch of Rev-Up MKE in 2016, a number of competitors finalists have opened up store on the Close to West Aspect, together with Pete’s Pops, Lisa Kaye Catering, Triciclo Peru and A Goodman’s Desserts.

City Financial institution will present seed funds for the profitable firm and also will sponsor the Rev-Up MKE reception.

“We’re thrilled to be supporting Close to West Aspect Companions and native entrepreneurs as a companion for Rev-Up MKE,” mentioned Jay Mack, president and chief government officer, City Financial institution and Wintrust Wisconsin market head. “As an lively small enterprise lender in Milwaukee with two areas within the Close to West Aspect, we perceive the significance of entrepreneurship to develop and develop communities.”