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Stritch to host Startup Milwaukee Week event Thursday, Nov. 12

Cardinal Stritch University is one of 30 hosts of 2020 Startup Milwaukee Week, which connects, educates and celebrates entrepreneurs in southeastern Wisconsin. 

Infusing Your Nonprofit Mission with Margin will be presented by Stritch's Mission Fuel on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Business ventures do not and should not have the corner on the market of innovation and entrepreneurship. Nonprofit organizations must become more adept at diversifying revenue streams and yielding earned revenues so they have sufficient financial margin to sustain and grow their mission.

At this event, meet the Mission Fuel team members who run the only business accelerator in Wisconsin designed for nonprofit leaders seeking to become more agile, entrepreneurial and business savvy. Along with learning more about the Mission Fuel accelerator program, there will also be interactive breakout sessions where attendees can engage in discussions about developing new nonprofit revenue streams through e-commerce, fees for service and sponsorship. Also joining the session with be Mission Fuel alumni who together have collectively leveraged their accelerator experiences to earn or access millions of new dollars in income and investment.

"Stritch is delighted to serve as a first-time Startup Milwaukee host this year," said Dr. Mark Gesner, '13, executive director of the Stritch Hub for Innovation and Community Engaged Learning. "The University's commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and innovation in Wisconsin is longstanding. We are proud of the many successful entrepreneurs in the state who have graduated from our business degree programs. We are also excited about our work in recent years with Project Pitch It, Mission Fuel, The Commons, and various other initiatives making important contributions to the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Mission Fuel applies a business accelerator model to assist nonprofit leadership teams with developing and implementing strategies to diversify revenue streams, become more entrepreneurial, and ultimately realize a more stable and self-sustainable future. Nonprofit leaders receive skill development support to help them address a variety of complex challenges in an economically sustainable and holistic manner.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Gesner at mlgesner@stritch.edu or (414) 410-4148. 

Register for the Stritch presentation and all Startup Milwaukee Week events here