WiSys VentureHome

WiSys VentureHomes form a network of startup hubs that combine statewide resources with community initiatives to provide local entrepreneurs access to a full menu of startup resources accessible locally.


What is WiSys VentureHome®?
WiSys VentureHomes form a network of startup hubs that combine statewide resources with community initiatives to provide local entrepreneurs access to a full menu of startup resources in their community. They also serve as a landing spot for Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial “alumni” to “venture home” and contribute to their local communities.

Why are VentureHomes needed?
While communities across the state have energetic initiatives for budding entrepreneurs, the local ecosystems often have some unmet needs. We work with the local community to identify and shape how your VentureHome can help meet all your needs as an entrepreneur. WiSys VentureHomes organize key central and local resources under one roof—like a “Home Depot” for entrepreneurs, that is additive and non-competitive with local initiatives.

What do VentureHomes offer entrepreneurs?
Some of the centralized services that VentureHome offers are, a concierge service to the larger state-wide ecosystem, entrepreneur toolkits, access to research and technologies coming out of the University of Wisconsin System, intellectual property and legal strategy assistance, and seed funding. In addition, your local VentureHome may provide services such as co-working space, access to UW events and resources, local mentors, etc.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Grant Funding
  • Matching Funds
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Venture Capital (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Employee Development
  • Policies and Templates

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Employee Relations

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development (Specialty)
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics

Marketing and Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Space and Equipment

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space
  • Equipment / Prototyping

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Commercialization
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer

Training and Education

  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Accelerator
  • Entrepreneurial Hub (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
  • Startup Drinks
  • Competitions and Awards
Contact Information
Adhira Sunkara
401 Charmany Dr.
Suite 205
Madison, WI 53719