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SCALE your business idea with Sheboygan County’s seed accelerator program. This program is free to the selected applicants, and each applicant will receive a total of $10,000 during this 10-week program.

The Sheboygan County Accelerator for Learning Entrepreneurship (SCALE) invests in up to six pre or early-revenue startups per cohort per year. This program is free to the selected applicants and each applicant will receive a technical assistance grant in total of $10,000. $5,000 will be available for distribution after the first week of the program, the remainder of $5,000 will become available upon completion of this 10-week program.

Applications for 2024 will open in the Fall of 2023.

Course Begins: TBD 2024

Qualification Requirements for SCALE:

  • Established Startup – pre or early revenue

  • Participants of the program will be asked to have their business operations in Sheboygan County or be willing to relocate if accepted into the program.  To assist with this requirement participants will be provided free space for one year at Jakes, A Lakeland Community. 

  • Scalable beyond a local level

  • Realistic and visible path to a successful ROI or exit

  • Demonstrated customer knowledge

  • Demonstrated product or service knowledge

  • Clearly articulate a competitive advantage and value proposition

  • $100,000 or less in the business, either in the form of capital raised and/or revenue received

 

Application Process:

  • Complete and submit the online application 

  • Selected qualified applicants will be asked to participate in interviews and be asked to briefly pitch (no longer than 4 minutes) their product/service idea.

  • SCALE application committee will select participants in the weeks leading up to each cohort

 

Use of Funds:

Services fundable through the SCALE technical assistance grants must address business start-up needs for planning, market research, intellectual property, agreements, technology development, prototyping, access to professional services, etc. The SCALE technical assistance grants do not support capital improvements or salaries. SCALE will monitor the use of funds by approved applicants. Funding levels will not exceed $10,000. $5,000 will be available for distribution after the first week of the program, the remainder $5,000 will become available after the program is complete.

Questions?

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Ray York

Business Counselor

SBDC@UWGB & SCEDC

Casual Work Meeting

SCALE is proudly sponsored by

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