Ward4: Celebrates 2nd anniversary

Kenzi Enright

Ward4 Community Curator

Chris Abele to Host Open House Event on June 22nd


Milwaukee, WI. – June 20, 2017 – Ward4 will celebrate its second anniversary in Milwaukee with an open house event hosted by Chris Abele on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The event will take place at Ward4 (333 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee) and is open to credentialed media.


Chris Abele founded Ward4 in June 2015. Abele designed the space to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to Milwaukee’s resources, networks and tools necessary for success.


Driven to enable entrepreneurs to thrive, Ward4 provides its members with resources, opportunities and space to enrich their pursuits. Members have the opportunity to thrive in the company of an ambitious and passionate community. As a result, the coworking space is now home to more than 50 entities with over 130 members.


“I started Ward4 with a vision to establish a lighthouse for innovation in Milwaukee, strengthening and building the city’s startup and tech industry,” said Chris Abele. “In just two short years, Ward4 is home to some of the best and brightest innovators in the country, and we’re constantly attracting new talent to Milwaukee’s already thriving startup scene. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Ward4.”


The purpose of the open house event is to showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurs and companies that are members at Ward4. Ward4 aims to bring entrepreneurs into the coworking space to make visible the resources to which they can have access. Booths will be set up throughout the space at which attendees can network with members. Companies such as Bright Cellars, gener8tor, Scanalytics, devCodeCamp and more will be featured at the event. MobCraft Brewery will be sponsoring the event’s happy hour.


The space also holds networking, business and social events for the community. In March of 2017, Ward4 hosted Milwaukee’s first Women’s Entrepreneurship Week. Ward4 also partners with the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce as well as the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Conference. Ward4 is committed to supporting startups and entrepreneurs to build Milwaukee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Attendance at the event is free and registration is available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ward4-open- house-tickets- 35052131870.


About Ward4

Ward4 is a coworking hub for entrepreneurs, startups, investors, and other technologists. It is a coworking community with emphasis on community. The community Ward4 has established is one in which motivated individuals find success through collaboration and innovation.