The Commons’ Student Entrepreneurs Dive Into Startup Projects

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

Published November 10, 2014
From Xconomy

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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