WERCBench Labs Accelerator
WERCBench Labs Accelerator is a program for start-up companies in the Energy, Power and Controls sector with innovative products and services to advance technologies. Our accelerator uses the lean startup method and helps companies advance to investor readiness. Each business receives up to $40,000 in grants and royalty-based financing.
Since 2015, 30 startups have graduated from the 16-week program, which gives energy industry entrepreneurs access to advice from seasoned professionals, laboratory and testing space, small scale production equipment and the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Rapid Prototyping Center. It also offers connections to top engineers and researchers and culminates with a “Demo Day” featuring a $10,000 top prize.