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Close to 20 academic leaders from the region's institutions convened at Marquette University on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of an innovation district in the region with greater collaboration among corporations and academics.

At the head of that district is The Commons, a Milwaukee-based startup that will give students from a cross sector of institutions opportunities to engage in entrepreneurial activities while connecting with corporations and mentors.

Leading The Commons is Startup Milwaukee, an organization that equips entrepreneurs with mentors, office space, talent and other resources, and Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE), an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee that fosters a local entrepreneurial environment.

Together, the organizations envision The Commons as a mentor-driven, seed accelerator program for startups and a program that will exclusively serve entrepreneurial-minded college students...

Ken Notes: Brilliant! Their Website is HERE! Check it out!
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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 35 Date: 8/26/2014 11:32:32 AM -