Launch MKE spring 2019 graduation

Johonna Duckworth of Life Styled pitches her life coaching and personal styling business.

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 08:24 am

Launch MKE held its spring 2019 graduation on May 9 at Schlitz Park. Established in 2017 in cooperation with Co.Starters, the nine-week nonprofit program trains entrepreneurs in Milwaukee’s underserved neighborhoods. Most of its businesses are in retail, service, food or consulting. Participants meet in a classroom setting once a week for a three-hour session, learning skills like marketing and customer identification. At the graduation, they pitch their business ideas to family and mentors.

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Molly Dill
Molly Dill is managing editor at BizTimes Milwaukee, where she also covers entrepreneurship and financial services. Dill joined BizTimes as a reporter in 2011, advancing to associate editor in 2013 and managing editor in 2015. Previously, she was a reporter for the Marshfield News-Herald in central Wisconsin. Dill holds a bachelor's in journalism from Marquette University. She lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, Jesse, and her dog, Tuck.