This Week in Milwaukee Rising is a newsletter series published by Technical.ly and underwritten by the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. Through articles and weekly newsletters, this series will highlight the social entrepreneurs, civic technologists and creative innovators who are most shaping the Midwest city, especially those focused on bringing a more just, equitable and dynamic Milwaukee economy.

Civic News

Technical.ly is participating in Milwaukee Tech Week. Here’s why

By Julie Zeglen

And the questions we’ll pose to roundtable participants during our This Week in Milwaukee Rising Summit, focused on how to better tell the story of the Wisconsin city’s innovation progress.


A popsicle shop grows up

Beloved frozen fruit pops startup Pete’s Pops is a positive force in Milwaukee. As it grew over the past nine years, founder Pete Cooney had to transition from goofy hustler to serious — yet still fun-loving — entrepreneur.