For Immediate Release
January 23, 2023
Person of Contact: Patrick Snyder, President
BizStarts Named Runner-Up in United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Model Community Accelerator/Incubator Program
Milwaukee, WI – January 23, 2023 – BizStarts, was awarded the runner-up in the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Model Community Accelerator/Incubator Program. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, January 21st at the annual USASBE conference.
The USASBE Model Community Accelerator/Incubator Program recognizes both collegiate and community programs that help entrepreneurs develop their ideas into viable and even scalable businesses. BizStarts was selected as a finalist for its outstanding work in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Milwaukee area to start, grow, and succeed.
“As Board Chair of BizStarts, I couldn’t be more honored about receiving this award from USASBE. It demonstrates the amazing work coming from our entrepreneurs and the depth of our important program” said Frank Cumberbatch.
“This is one of the most exciting elements and value-added components of our organization,” said Julienne Shields, CEO of USASBE. “Sharing the breadth of efforts and excellence of these finalists, helps our members really see what can be done. And our finalists love to share their stories so others can learn and replicate ideas in ecosystems.”
At the conference, Ruben Gaona, Thaime Nañez and Patrick Snyder participated in a panel about the organization, sharing their experiences and insights about the impact of BizStarts on the community.
“We know how much hard work, passion and commitment goes into developing world-class entrepreneurship programs. This year’s finalists have pushed the envelope even further,” said Thomas Pittz, USASBE board chair.
“Finalists in all six categories deserve the highest praise and recognition,” added Dennis Barber, III, program awards co-chair.
BizStarts supports entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Milwaukee area by providing access to education (through BizStarts Institute), mentoring and resources. They will also continue to work to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the community.
For more information about BizStarts, please visit their website at https://bizstarts.com/
BizStarts brings entrepreneurs together from all backgrounds, ethnicities and beliefs to create a collaborative learning environment that embodies positivity, inspires confidence and develops people’s capacity to achieve personal success and business growth. Working together, we are creating economic opportunity, communities with unique character and a vibrant city with prosperity for all.
Founded in 1981, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is an inclusive community of educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice. Membership is open to all, as is attendance at USASBE’s hallmark annual conference. USASBE also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal, Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy, and develops a variety of helpful resources and professional development opportunities for entrepreneurship educators as they create a positive impact. For more information, visit USASBE.org or contact USASBE CEO Julienne Shields at email@example.com.