The Blueprint’s programs provide entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to start and scale in Wisconsin with tools for sustainable business models that will help them be successful. The Blueprint’s first phase is a weekend-long Bootcamp during which participants learn the concepts of the Business Model Canvas and receive legal, marketing, financial, mentor, tax and technical assistance. Selected Bootcamp participants are chosen to attend an 8-week training program called The Cultivator. These businesses are immersed in the Business Model Canvas concepts, and receive more in-depth legal, marketing, financial, mentor, tax and technical assistance.

The Blueprint is changing the narrative in Milwaukee by cultivating residents’ innate skills around technology and innovation. We believe this will spark an increased tax base through employment, a self-sustaining Central City, and a more diverse population of professional Millennials.