About Co:Lab


Accelerating civic impact across Milwaukee

Co:Lab is a deeply engaging and experiential opportunity for a select group of Milwaukeeans to apply their diverse skills, build new connections into the city and work together to produce a high-impact solution for a real community issue.

Co:Lab is jointly presented by The Commons, NEWaukee and Startup Milwaukee:

The Commons, an initiative of The Greater Milwaukee Committee, is a bold collaboration between a growing number of Wisconsin colleges and universities, our local business community and the region's entrepreneurs. The program blends startup venture creation with corporate innovation and layers on a network of mentoring professionals to give a real-world experience designed to attract, develop, and retain the most talented and motivated minds in Wisconsin.

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.

Startup Milwaukee is an organization that provides entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, capital, talent and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Startup Milwaukee works with digital companies with scalable business models with the vision of making Southeast Wisconsin among the best places to launch and grow a high-growth company.