Scale Up Milwaukee: Taking applications for Growth Accelerator’s 8th cohort

MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee is accepting applications for the eighth cohort of its Growth Accelerator, which will begin in July and provide insight on how established businesses can maintain and expand growth strategies. The program’s first in-person programming since 2019 will be available in addition to a virtual component.

Since launching the Growth Accelerator in 2013, 91 companies have completed the program. Collectively, participants in the 2021 cohort are projecting 65% growth this year and have hired 43 new employees since and during their time in the Growth Accelerator.

Programming is focused on helping companies improve in the areas of sales, marketing, finances, operations, organizational development, and improving digital business, planning and adaptability. The Growth Accelerator is designed for companies approaching $1 million and over in annual revenue.

“The Scale Up Milwaukee team has been an incredible partner in laying out the path forward for scaling our business,” said John LaPointe, co-owner and founder of GRG Playscapes. “For the first time in 15 years in business I feel like we have real direction. We finally have tools that work and a coach to give us the nudges we need.  We are grateful for the collaboration with them, their platform, and our peer group, both of which are contributing to our continuous momentum.”

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About Scale Up Milwaukee: Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, is transforming the culture of growth in the greater Milwaukee area. We host impactful events and accelerators designed to infuse growth into every corner and help spread inclusive economic prosperity.