Published November 10, 2014
Milwaukee’s latest startup accelerator is off and running.
The Commons put 16 university student teams on a track toward launching a startup or solving a corporate challenge at its kickoff event, a 48-hour planning and mentoring session culminating in project pitches to a packed room in Walker’s Point.
The launch has been in the works since Cordio and co-founder Michael Hostad first announced the nonprofit in August. Cordio is also co-founder of Startup Milwaukee. Hostad is executive director of Innovation in Milwaukee, or MiKE, a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative.
Since then, the two have been fundraising, recruiting student participants, and crafting a rubric to measure the program’s success.
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