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CC036: Matt Cordio of Skills Pipeline // Getting a lay of the land in Startup Milwaukee

CC036: Matt Cordio of Skills Pipeline // Getting a lay of the land in Startup Milwaukee

Update: 2019-12-04
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Interview starts: 6:32
Debrief starts: 38:33

Matt Cordio is the founder and president of Startup Milwaukee.

Startup Milwaukee is a community dedicated to encouraging and growing Milwaukee's startup environment. They offer events and programs focused on helping tech startups find mentorship, talent, capital, and a network.

Originally from Milwaukee himself, Matt Cordio started his entrepreneurial experience making and selling furniture. In addition to Startup Milwaukee, he is the founder and president of Skills Pipeline and the co-founder of 5 Lakes Forum.

We discuss:

  • Ad: Improved methods to sourcing talent and finding new colleagues (5:11 )

  • First entrepreneurial ventures (7:50 )

  • Beginnings of the Milwaukee ecosystem and Startup Milwaukee (9:24 )

  • Relationship between older companies and emerging startups in Milwaukee (13:53 )

  • Startup Milwaukee 10 year highlight reel (16:09 )

  • Emerging clusters in Milwaukee (21:48 )

  • Capital vs. entrepreneurs: current ecosystem needs (22:10 )

  • Milwaukee's relationships to nearby cities (26:40 )

  • Driving force behind Startup Milwaukee (33:00 )

  • Five Lakes Forum with Kathleen Gallagher (35:40 )

Follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattCordio
Learn more about Startup Milwaukee: https://www.startupmke.org/
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CC036: Matt Cordio of Skills Pipeline // Getting a lay of the land in Startup Milwaukee

CC036: Matt Cordio of Skills Pipeline // Getting a lay of the land in Startup Milwaukee

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