Urban Hub Introduces “The Blueprint” Green Bay, Wis. – (June 15, 2021) – The Greater Green Bay Chamber, in partnership with the New North, is excited to announce The Blueprint, a new initiative focused on minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses. The initiative offers businesses additional avenues of access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem through The Blueprint Green Bay business accelerator at the Urban Hub co-working space in downtown Green Bay.
Powered by the Greater Green Bay Chamber and the New North, The Blueprint targets new, scalable tech, eCommerce and advanced manufacturing businesses in Greater Green Bay and the surrounding region. Entrepreneurs accepted into the program’s cohorts meet at least four days per week during their, 12-week session ending in a demo day.
During demo day, startups display their products and services to the surrounding community in an effort to secure grant funding from the initiative. The first 12-week cohort’s curriculum helps entrepreneurs through the ideation phase of their business. This includes ensuring their idea is viable and then creating revenue models.
The second 12-week cohort follows, during which the entrepreneurs learn how to identify market opportunities including defining target market, connecting to a manufacturer (if applicable), learning how to take a product/service to market and how to build a customer base.The initiative is made possible by public and private support including presenting sponsors Associated Bank, the City of Green Bay, Connect powered by American Family, Schneider Foundation, Schreiber, Wells Fargo, Wipfli LLP and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.