The year-round offerings will include a series of quarterly programs geared toward the advancement of engineering-focused startups and early-stage companies. Programs will familiarize entrepreneurs with Lean Startup Curriculum and will also introduce entrepreneurs to WERCBench Labs. The immersive program gives startups and early-stage companies three months of mentorship and access to resources and equipment to advance their growth.
The new offerings will also include a business model program that will educate entrepreneurs on investment and financing of startups.
Programs and events will circle a theme of restoring Milwaukee as “The Machine Shop of the World,” Greg Meier, co-founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Collective, said in a statement.
M-WERC aims to collaborate with partners, including Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to create programs that promote entrepreneurship and innovation as well as “a culture aligned with advanced manufacturing and building products,” Meier said.
M-WERC will outline its new programming during a Nov. 13 workshop.
As M-WERC announces its new programming, it is also continuing to recruit applicants for the second annual class of startups enrolled in WERCBench Labs. Entrepreneurs can apply in January at www.wercbenchlabs.com.