When it became obvious how disruptive the pandemic would be, we knew that Milwaukee's small businesses could be really hard hit by it all, and so we started the MKEFund website to create a one-stop shop where people could find and support their local small businesses during this crisis.

The MKEFund website allows users to find businesses by location and to search specifically for minority, women, or veteran-owned businesses. The story highlights the MKEFund and Jamie Andrzejewski, a local entrepreneur who makes Nourish natural hand sanitizer, whose sales spiked after she got listed on the MKEFund page.

Stevie Awards


The Stevie Awards are an international business awards. They were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

There are 8 Stevie Awards programs, and Brainchild Studios specifically won in the category for Women in Business. Brainchild was awarded:

  • Gold: Business Services Company of the Year with 10 or Less Employees.
  • Silver: Women-Led/Woman-Owned Company of the Year
  • Silver: Achievement in Work/Life Balance with 10 or Less Employees
  • Bronze: Entrepreneur of the Year


Wisconsin Marketplace is a statewide business conference of the year for minority, woman and veteran businesses looking to do business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations.

Brainchild Studios received the 2018 Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Award recognized the achievements of businesses operating less than five years that have demonstrated strong growth potential.

50 On Fire


Wisconsin's 50 on Fire is a snapshot at some of the biggest movers and shakers across the state's tech communities. What makes a company or individual on fire? Basically, it's people and businesses that have had a banner year! Winners range from innovative upstarts to publicly traded tech giants to organizations looking to make Wisconsin's tech scene more diverse.

Best of Small Business


The Best of Small Business Awards celebrates the top small to mid-sized business visionaries in the United States. These highly coveted awards are a powerful testament to the continued hard work of America's most distinct small business owners.

Brainchild Studios was listed 27 out of 100 for best of Small Business 100.


BizStarts assists entrepreneurs in southeastern Wisconsin by providing one-on-one coaching to explore ideas and create an action plan. The 2019 BizStarts Honors celebration highlighted Kiley Peters as an Inspirational Entrepreneur.



Expertise helps consumers find qualified, well-reviewed expert professionals. It features only objectively quantified and qualified professionals through their proprietary research and selection process. Brainchild Studios has been featured since 2019 in both Chicago and Milwaukee markets.