With the unique innovative spirit that exists at Concordia University Wisconsin, it’s only natural that we partner with the notable nonprofit, Startup Milwaukee, to offer up our university’s resources and talents to positively impact the entrepreneurial ecosystem that exists in the greater Milwaukee area.

To that end, we’ve played a leading role in the annual entrepreneur-led event, called Milwaukee Startup Week since its inception in 2016. The event, which expanded to a statewide initiative in 2017, brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporate innovators, and local leaders to build momentum and celebrate Southeast Wisconsin’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

Concordia’s Startup Week Schedule of Events

Wisconsin Startup Week takes place each year in November. Check the Upcoming Events page for a full schedule of the 2018 activities.

Highlights from Concordia’s involvement with Wisconsin Startup Week 2017

  • The Concordia Medication Management Accelerator—an effort of Concordia’s School of Pharmacy and Batterman School of Business—awarded $42,500 to five teams of area health care leaders with ideas on how to improve care through innovative medication management solutions.
  • A Concordia team made up of three professors and a student took home $20,000 in seed funding as part of the CMMA competition for a new app they’re patenting that will synchronize the pick-up schedule for patients with multiple prescription medications.
  • The Concordia-supported Healthcare Innovation Pitch competition awarded more than $60,000 to three teams of entrepreneurs for their health care startup ideas.
  • Nine of Concordia’s centers located throughout Wisconsin hosted entrepreneurial-minded speakers, including Sendik’s Food Markets co-owner Ted Balestreri.