The redesigned Growth Accelerator now includes nearly 100 hours of curriculum, discussion, and consultation focusing on companies approaching or over $1M in annual revenue. Topics include sales, marketing, finances, operations, and organizational development with an emphasis on digital business, crisis planning & prevention, and adaptability.
Led by UW-Milwaukee faculty and industry experts, the program is designed for businesses with an annual income up to $10 million. Growth Accelerator provides businesses with training, networking opportunities and tools to help them expand.
The 2021 program is open to businesses throughout Wisconsin and the country for the first time. It will run from August to December.
Since its 2013 launch, 85 companies have completed the program and experienced more than a 25 percent revenue growth, Scale Up Milwaukee said in a written statement. The companies have also reported hiring more than 1,200 employees.
The Greater Milwaukee Committee partnered with WEDC, WHEDA and UW-Milwaukee to run the Growth Accelerator program. Growth Accelerator is meant to “increase in growth driven start-ups and successful scale-ups,” according to Scale Up Milwaukee’s website.