Startup Milwaukee is launching two new programs this month intended to boost local startup activity and connect entrepreneurs with investors as well as potential employees and customers.

  • Emerge, to be held once a month at different locations around southeastern Wisconsin, will give three local startups a chance to make short pitches and receive feedback from attendees.
  • Showcase, an informal networking event that will double as a small trade show for local startups, will be held every other month at various locations.

“Emerge is kind of the next version of 1 Million Cups,” said Matt Cordio, co-founder and chief executive officer of Startup Milwaukee and Skills Pipeline. Read the full story here.