On September 17th, TCARE announced it had closed a $3 million financing round led by SixThirty Ventures, Aflac Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield MN, Blu Ventures, Village Capital, Connetic Ventures and Gener8tor Fund. “TCARE is a great example of applying research at UWM and translating it into a private startup,” stated Troy Vosseller, co-founder of Gener8tor. “TCARE is solving a market problem, but its underpinnings are rooted in the academic research of Dr. Rhonda Montgomery who explored the interplay of burnout and caregiving.”
UWM professor Anne Basting was named an Ashoka Fellow on Oct. 25. She was recognized for her work with dementia patients, particularly for her creation of TimeSlips, which harnesses the power of storytelling to reframe the aging process.
The fellows, Ilya Avdeev, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Anne Basting, a professor of theater, are supported by the Mary and Ted Kellner Fund for Entrepreneurship, which was established in 2016 through a gift from the Kelben Foundation to fund faculty and staff at the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at UWM. The work of the fellows aims to bolster the regional economy by creating new enterprises and helping improve the success of UWM graduates by teaching them skills through hands-on entrepreneurial experiences.
Taffanie Johnson (second from left), an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Women and Gender Studies at UWM, is empowering local women and young girls through her new mobile pop-up program, Untangle. Johnson’s program offers a unique set of interactive coaching, workshops, support, and resources focused on improving Milwaukee women’s self-esteem, love, and sufficiency.