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Scale Up Milwaukee; Announces 15 businesses taking part in fifth cohort of Growth Accelerator

June 6, 2018 ptrewyn@muellercommunications.com

Launch party set for June 7th at Central Standard Craft Distillery

MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, has announced 15 businesses that will participate in the fifth cohort of the initiative’s Growth Accelerator program.
The public can meet and learn more about the participants at a Growth Accelerator Launch Party on June 7th hosted by past participant, Central Standard Craft Distillery, 2330 W. Clybourn St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Those interested in attending can register at https://galaunch.eventbrite.com.

The 15 businesses include:
- All Season Lawn Care & Landscaping Inc. - ALLCON, LLC - Agape Supportive Living Services, LLC
- Capital Electric Wire & Cable - GRG Playscapes - Hamacher Resource Group
- LTL Service, Inc. - Magellan Promotions - MahlerClean
- Milwaukee Metal Products Company - PartsBadger LLC - Prism Technical
- Tangie’s Just Like Mommy Care, LLC - Tuna Traffic - West Allis Blue

The five-month-long Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator (formerly known as the Scalerator) will focus on helping each business identify new ways to spur growth and development within their respective organizations. Participants will receive instruction and guidance from faculty and staff at the Lubar School of Business Executive Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to faculty members from the Lubar School of Business, the Growth Accelerator works with corporations, investors, banks, professional services firms, universities and public sector stakeholders to support growth.

“This is another strong group of businesses that will experience a tremendous opportunity to improve sales and marketing efforts along with organizational development through the Growth Accelerator,” said Elmer Moore, executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee.

To date, the Growth Accelerator program has helped 57 participating companies from around southeastern Wisconsin experience significant growth with more than 700 new hires and 23 percent projected annual revenue growth. Also collectively, graduates leveraged nearly $25 million in new financing in 2017.

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