Ten South Korean entrepreneurs will soon be participating in an accelerator program—and potentially creating new Milwaukee companies and partnerships—at the Midwest Energy Research Consortium in Milwaukee.

With the help of Teresa Esser, MWERC has partnered with Greenpoint Asset Management and Korean university Daegu Gyoungbok Institute of Science and Technology to bring the early stage, high-tech focused Korean entrepreneurs to Milwaukee during its upcoming WERCBench Labs accelerator program. Esser manages private equity strategy at Madison-based Greenpoint and is managing director at angel investment group Silicon Pastures, which is located in MWERC’s Energy Innovation Center. WERCBench targets startup companies in the energy, power and controls sector, and is currently accepting applications for the 10 slots in its third accelerator class, for which the deadline has just been extended to July 16.

The aim of the DGIST-MWERC partnership is to form international business relationships through a rapid-paced, four-week stint of meetings and collaborative work at MWERC’s Energy Innovation Center. Esser said each participant is expected to have 30 to 40 meetings while in Milwaukee. Read the full story here.

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