gBETA Milwaukee is a free accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. The program is run by our pals at gener8tor, a nationally-ranked accelerator. gBETA Milwaukee chooses as many as five companies from a competitive applicant pool to participate in its six-week programs. The companies meet with gBETA managers twice a week for an hour at a time to refine their business models, meet mentors, strategize their growth, gain customer traction and pitch investors. It's great fun watching these startups evolve and grow.