Milwaukee- and Madison-based entrepreneurship organization gener8tor today announced it will launch another iteration of its gBETA program, this one focused on early-stage nonprofits and companies launching K-12 education-related products, services or content.
The new seven-week program, gBETA Social Impact, is being offered in partnership with Madison-based American Family Insurance, and will be based at new Madison entrepreneurship space The Spark. The location in The Spark is aimed at fostering collaboration among the participants and other entrepreneurs.
Like other gBETA programs, the non-equity accelerator is reserved for companies with Wisconsin roots, is free to entrepreneurs and is focused on gaining customer traction. Each cohort gains one-on-one coaching, as well as connections to gener8tors investor, mentor, corporate and customer networks. Five applicants will be chosen for the first gBETA Social Impact cohort.
“gBETA Social Impact is gener8tor’s newest, exciting program that will give entrepreneurs the resources and mentorship they need to make a difference in education in their communities,” said Joe Kirgues, co-founder of gener8tor. “Investing in our best and brightest has always been gener8tor’s mission, and this program does exactly that.”
“We could not be more excited to partner with gener8tor to make gBETA Social Impact a reality,” said Peter Gunder, chief business development officer at American Family Insurance. “One of the things that American Family Insurance is passionate about is our community, and this program is another way to make a substantial investment in the future.”