Note: The Scalerator is for companies with approximately $500K to $5 million of booked revenues; it is not for pre-revenue ventures. If your revenues will not meet the criteria within the next 6 months, please click here to stay connected with  Scale Up Milwaukee programs that are targeted to you. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your entrepreneur friends to check out the Scalerator program for a chance to be part of this opportunity.



Welcome to Scale Up Milwaukee’s Scalerator™ online application! As you know by now, Scale Up Milwaukee is a region-wide project helping entrepreneurs infuse their ventures with growth, which also helps the ecosystem “stakeholders” (educators, government, banks, equity investors, public institutions, corporations, local and national media) learn how to encourage and support that growth. Past Scalerator participants in Scale Up Milwaukee have reported a median 25% additional growth which they directly attribute to the practical skills and lessons learned from the Scalerator program. Learn  more information about these outcomes here.

As one of several activities in this greatly expanded “Phase 2” of Scale Up Milwaukee, we are pleased to open up the application process for the second Scalerator program. This expanded Scalerator is an intense 6 month training program for business owners and key team members who are active managers and who are also extremely motivated to grow their businesses. The Scalerator will start on October 24, 2014 and conclude in March 2015.  A core of the best faculty from Babson College (ranked for 20 years above Harvard, Stanford and others as #1 in entrepreneurship education) and other experts (local and international) will conduct hands-on, and practical workshop sessions to help business entrepreneurs kick off and sustain a more rapid growth trajectory.


“…23% sales increase from existing customers, due to Scalerator…”

“I rave about the Scalerator…helped us hire some of our best employees over the last 6 months”

The Scalerator will help you grow your business – the seven workshops and exercises and mentoring will have an immediate and direct impact on your top and bottom line growth. Scalerator works well for those business entrepreneurs who have a powerfully strong ambition to grow and are open to learning new ways to do that. Space is limited and at most 20 applicants will be accepted for Scalerator 2014.

Important things to note BEFORE completing the application:

All private information about your company, with the exception of its name, will be kept confidential. We will survey participants periodically both during and after the program to monitor your growth.

1)      There is no fee for participation in the Scalerator; participants will pay for their own incidentals (meals, travel, etc.). The meetings will all take place in the Milwaukee area (the location is being arranged but likely to be at one of the UWM buildings). In return, if you are satisfied, we will help you find additional ways to help Scale Up Milwaukee help businesses like yours to grow, as well as spread the word about Scale Up and the Scalerator.

2)      Participants are expected to attend all of the sessions and must be available on the following dates to attend the 1.5-day long intensive workshops along with the other local ventures: and fulfill the interim homework assignments.

  • October 24 (f) – 25 (h)
  • November 12 (f) – 13 (h)
  • December 9 (f) –  10 (h)
  • January 12 (h) –  13 (f)
  • February 5 (f)  –  6 (h)
  • February 27 (f)  – 28 (h)
  • Mid-March 2015

(h) denotes half days
(f) denotes full days

All participants will be notified of their application status by September 26, 2014

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