PRISM Economic Development Corporation – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Grant Program: GrantsPlus
- Amount of Grant: $50,000
- Dates of Grant Term: July 2018 – July 2020
UpStart Kitchen is a shared-space commercial kitchen in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee. Challenges in Sherman Park are high unemployment rates among African American males and a lack of livable wage job opportunities. UpStart Kitchen will serve current and aspiring urban food entrepreneurs by providing an accessible, fully equipped, commercial shared kitchen to process their food products and grow their businesses. UpStart Kitchen will also provide these food entrepreneurs access to coaching and teaching in areas related to the food industry and small business development.