The Rev-Up MKE small business competition will provide an opportunity for start-up entrepreneurs to expand or start a business and get the support needed to make it successful. Similar to a shark tank-style competition, the finalists will make live pitches to the judges later this year. Leading up to the pitches, finalists will receive hands on business training, technical assistance and mentorship from a number of organizations in Milwaukee including WWBIC, BizStarts and the Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic. In addition to a cash prize and a suite of pro-bono services from Milwaukee firms, the winner will locate in a primary storefront in the Near West Side, providing new services to the residents, employees and students that call the Near West Side home. The Near West Side is open for business!
AWARD FOR THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER
- $10,000 cash gift
- Approximately $25,000 in-kind services (architectural renderings, support on rent payments, small business consulting, free legal audit and possible representation, communication support)
- Advertising and recognition from Near West Side
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