If you’ve never heard of The Commons, it’s an insanely cool collaboration that sits between three very important Milwaukee worlds — startup, corporate, and higher education. They aim to keep Milwaukee’s innovative minds around for the long haul, and help both startup and corporate businesses alike find great talent right here in the city.
Joe Poeschl, the Program Director and Founder, comes on to talk about the program’s start, success, and inspiring future. He brought along Joshua Shefner, Founder of Blue Mangoes, a socially-minded dried fruit startup that’s been though gener8tor’s gBETA program after going through The Commons. Our own Gabe Wichser (better-known as Producer Gabe), a Commons alum, also makes his first podcast appearance on the other side of the mic.