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

‘I didn’t want to give up on this city’: Youth sports keep this pro fighting for Milwaukee

By Stephanie S. Beecher

Inspired by local racial justice movements from community members and basketball teams alike, nonprofit advocate and entrepreneur Quentin Prince aims to level the playing field for his hometown’s young people.


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.