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Matt Cordio

Co-working space 96square aims to help Milwaukee start-ups collaborate

... — all the components of a start-up — can collide and collaborate and get things done faster than if they were working out of their homes or in a traditional office environment," said Matt Cordio, co-founder and executive chairman of Startup Milwaukee, a nonprofit that co-founded 96square...

'Talent crunch' makes tech hires tough in Brew City

That rang true to Matt Cordio, co-founder of Startup Milwaukee and Midwest practice leader for Skills Pipeline, an IT staffing solutions company specialized in placing project-based IT talent. In a press release out Monday, Cordio identified a specific need in Milwaukee for ...

Startup Milwaukee selects group for inaugural mentor program

The startups pitched to a panel of more than 15 mentors who are seasoned entrepreneurs, angel investors or technology company executives, said Startup Milwaukee co-founder Matt Cordio. The pitch event served to better match chosen startups with the right mentors, said Tim Grove, Startup ...

Wisconsin start-ups create their own support networks

Startup Milwaukee is also working on building a resource network that would help start-ups find developers, designers and others, said Matt Cordio, a co-founder who also runs the start-up Skills Pipeline. Startup Milwaukee's research has formally identified 33 tech start-ups in the ...

Start-up ZoomShift aims to build simple products that solve problems

"They're very focused on design and customer acquisition, and they're a great model other start-ups in Milwaukee should follow," said Matt Cordio, co-founder of Startup Milwaukee, an entrepreneurs group. Millions of organizations are potential ZoomShift customers, Shah said. But because ...

CraftFund LLC newest tenant as 96Square nears capacity

Startup Milwaukee co-founder Matt Cordio said CraftFund's inclusion brings 96Square to 17 tenants since opening in October 2013, with room for three or four more. Reporter Alison Bauter covers small business, technology and banking for the Milwaukee Business Journal...

Startup Milwaukee follows Chicago co-working space model with 96square

“Startup Milwaukee has always had a vision that entrepreneurs need a place where they can connect, work, collaborate,” Startup Milwaukee executive chairman Matt Cordio told The Business Journal. “96square is a place that we really feel is a game changer for Milwaukee’s entrepreneur ...

A Time to Build Update Boulder becomes incubator hot spot with help of TechStars program

Eighty-two people, including many company owners who had not previously attended the broader group's events, came to the inaugural meeting, said Matt Cordio, a co-founder. The "main act" features the entrepreneurs and their companies, and there are more companies to review than ever ...

New Berlin Walmart opponents claim crucial city vote invalid

"We believe there needs to be more candid conversations between entrepreneurs and investors about what investors are looking for when considering an investment," said Matt Cordio, a Startup Milwaukee co-founder. June 17, 2013 10:54 a.m. | The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department ...

Startup Milwaukee launches mentor program

“In order to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem you need to have successful entrepreneurs helping create the next big successful startups in their own backyard,” said Matt Cordio, Startup Milwaukee co-founder. Startup Milwaukee has amassed more than 20 mentors so far, Grove said. It will ...

Scale Up Milwaukee initiative looks to create jobs

Matt Cordio, another Startup Milwaukee co-founder, has joined Scale Up Milwaukee's launch committee. "We have to be in the dialogue to make something successful come out of it," Poeschl said. "It might be true that's not the way Feld and (entrepreneur and educator Steve) Blank would have ...

Startup Milwaukee launches co-working space

Startup Milwaukee is modeling it on spaces like 1871 in Chicago, 1776 in Washington, D.C. and RocketSpace in San Francisco, said Matt Cordio, Startup Milwaukee co-founder and executive director. 96square will be the first co-working space in Milwaukee to provide start-ups and ...

Startup Milwaukee creates Founders' Club for entrepreneurs to network

The Founders' Club has 80 people registered to attend its first event on Wednesday, said Matt Cordio, a Startup Milwaukee co-founder. "To build a stronger start-up community, we have to increase the number of collisions between people who are serious about starting and investing in ...

Startup Milwaukee starts up a mentorship program

Young companies seeking mentoring must have an idea of what their business models are, and understand their potential market and the obstacles they face, said Matt Cordio, a Startup Milwaukee co-founder. "What we're doing sounds small, but if we can get start-ups connected with the right ...

Startup Weekend Milwaukee launches 15 companies

Participants came with 47 ideas, and formed teams around many of them, said Matt Cordio, co-founder of Skills Pipeline and organizer for the event. Groupmyfunds.com finished first. The start-up allows people to combine funds for an event, such as a bachelor's party where everyone will ...

Signs indicate a growing entrepreneurial community, experts say

Despite the growth, more entrepreneurial activity is needed, said Matt Cordio, a co-founder of Startup Milwaukee, a group formed by entrepreneurs to support their community. There are more technologists in Madison than Milwaukee, Mellor added. But entrepreneurs in both cities are ...

Entrepreneurs gather to boost start up business climate

"With the two biggest startup communities in state coming together there was a lot of value created and we'll probably see it playing out down the road," said Matt Cordio, executive chairman of Startup Milwaukee and co-founder of the 96square coworking space in downtown Milwaukee. © ...

Online dating entrepreneur Yagan to attend Startup Milwaukee event

Directors from Techstars Chicago will be available that day to meet with startups interested in learning about the competitive process for applying to be in a 12-week TechStars class, said Matt Cordio, a Startup Milwaukee co-founder. The event is being sponsored by Startup Milwaukee and ...

Startup Weekend Milwaukee begins Friday

"He's taken a great approach to researching what drives scalability and has made that into a really valuable tool entrepreneurs can understand," said Matt Cordio, a co-founder of Startup Milwaukee, which is also an organizer for the event. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour marathon event ...

Technology industry gathers in Madison to collaborate, explore

"We just need to increase the amount of start-ups," said Matt Cordio, a co-founder of Startup Milwaukee. "We need more tech start-ups. " Madison — and even more the rest of the state — still has a long way to go to catch up to start-up rich areas like Chicago, Austin or Silicon Valley...

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