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1 Million Cups (1MC) Madison, WI

Each week, the 1MC program offers one local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Meets in the Dream Bank space and Starting Block Madison but currently virtually.

Joey Frayne

Phone: (608) 210-6871
Website

201 W. Washington Ave. Suite 600
Madison, WI 53711

7 Rivers Alliance

Regional economic development membership organization serving nine counties in western Wisconsin working collaboratively with partner organizations.

Chris Hardie

Phone: (608) 787-8777
Website

601 7th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601

ADVOCAP, Inc.

ADVOCAP assists entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, buy or sell a business and obtain loans and financing. Assistance is provided to create a business plan, financial plan, fiscal management systems and access to business loans.

Kathy Doyle

Phone: (920) 922-7760
Website

19 W. lst St.
Fond du Lac, 54935 54935

African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin champions the growth and sustainability of African American owned businesses by providing access to capital, education and advocacy through capacity building and strategic partnerships.

Nikki Purvis

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Alchemy Angel Investors

A network of investors that unleash untapped sources of innovation through strategic investment in early-stage, impactful, and scalable startups founded by world-class entrepreneurs.

Dana Guthrie

Phone:
Website

507 E Michigan St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

We are a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a long-term effort to close equity gaps in America.

Sharon Neylon

Phone: (608) 720-9946
Website

821 E Washington Ave.
Institute/8th Floor
Madison, WI 53703

Amery Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)

The AEDC is here to promote Economic Development in the Amery community. A private non-profit corporation, the AEDC’s purpose is to advocate for new businesses and to work to retain and assist in the growth of existing businesses.

Paul Shafer

Phone: (715) 268-8018
Website

PO Box 124
Amery, WI 54001

Amplio Economic Development Corporation

Amplio Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides SBA 504 loans to small businesses in Minnesota and nine counties in western Wisconsin (including Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Trempealeau Counties).

Jonathan Sage-Martinson

Phone: (651) 631-4900
Website

3900 Northwoods Drive
Suite 225
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Arts Business Competition

This campus-wide competition encourages new thinking and innovative ideas, and provides support for student-driven projects. Held annually in the spring. Entrants develop and submit a thorough proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture, or other artistic project.

Kate Hewson

Phone: (608) 263-9290
Website

Division of the Arts
1050 University Ave, 350 Lathrop Hall
Madison, WI 53706

Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission

Bay-Lake RPC is a multi-service entity within Wisconsin that delivers a variety of federal, state, and local programs. They provide planning and technical assistance, as well as finding funding solutions and grant writing and administration to the eight counties they serve.

Sydney Swan

Phone: (920) 448-2820 Ext: 108
Website

1861 Nimitz Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115

Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation

Our mission is to improve the economic climate by supporting new and existing businesses.

Cole Rabska

Phone: (715) 685-1210
Website

PO Box 704
Washburn, WI 54891

BioForward

BioForward is an action-oriented association meeting the needs of over 200 biohealth leaders throughout Wisconsin and supporting the growth of Wisconsin’s robust and comprehensive biohealth cluster.

Michael Harrison

Phone: (414) 520-2155
Website

214 N Hamilton, Suite 202
Madison, WI 53703

BizStarts

Empowerment through entrepreneurship and self-employment

Patrick Snyder

Phone: (414) 973-2334
Website

1555 N. Rivercenter Drive
#210
Milwaukee, WIsconsin 53212

Burnett County Development Association

The Burnett County Development Association (BCDA) is a county wide organization that creates economic opportunities for the residents, businesses, and communities of Burnett County..

Richard F. Hartmann

Phone: (715) 349-2979 Ext: 2136
Website

7410 County Road K
#120
Siren, Wisconsin 54872

Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic provides assistance with overall business strategy, customer driven models, operations, founder issues, sales and marketing, needed resources, financial services, competitive analysis and more.

Michael Williams

Phone: (608) 263-3270
Website

5110F Grainger Hall, Wisconsin School of Business
975 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Business Learning Commons

University of Wisconsin’s Business Learning Commons is your resource for business information. Contact us for questions or guidance.

Peggy Smith

Phone: (608) 225-1022
Website

Room 2210L Grainger Hall
975 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Catalyst BioConsulting

Catalyst BioConsulting (formerly PICO – Postdoc Industry Consultants) is a business consulting group comprised of highly trained scientists that provides a broad range of business consulting services for the many challenges faced by start-up and established firms. We offer pro-bono services geared towards the sustainable development and growth of innovative biotech and health technology companies in Wisconsin and beyond.

Julie Tetzlaff

Phone: (414) 955-5894
Website

8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Center for Dairy Research

The Center for Dairy Research has two programs: TURBO, an accelerator for entrepreneurs and small businesses with dairy food or beverage products; and the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance, which supports dairy farmer diversification, the creation of new dairy products and increasing dairy product exports

Vic Grassman

Phone: (608) 512-6661
Website

1605 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Center for Technology Commercialization

The Center for Technology Commercialization’s objective is to guide you through the complex and exciting journey of bringing your technology from idea to market. The journey includes helping you connect to funding and guidance from experienced business leaders.

Idella Yamben

Phone: (608) 263-3315
Website

780 Regent Street
Suite 305
Madison, WI 53715

Centergy, Inc.

Centergy fosters collaboration among private and public-sector leaders throughout the five counties Adams, Portage, Marathon, Lincoln, and Wood.

Angel Whitehead

Phone: (715) 849-5510 Ext: 307
Website

210 McClellan Street
Suite 210
Wausau, WI 54403

Chippewa Valley Innovation Center

The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center was established in 1986 to support new and emerging manufacturing, and service to manufacturing businesses in the Chippewa Valley. Services include flexible work space, shared equipment, managerial, technical, and financial assistance.

Mark Kalish

Phone: (715) 836-2842
Website

3132 Louis Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703

City of Sun Prairie Economic Development Department

Provide economic development services to businesses operating or looking to locate in Sun Prairie. Services include: workforce development, customized technical assistance, site selection, revitalization/redevelopment.

Taylor Brown

Phone: (608) 825-0806
Website

300 E Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Clinton Global Initiative University

This annual conference is for students, university professionals, and thought leaders who gather to discuss and develop solutions to pressing global challenges. Students are also eligible for financial support.

John Surdyk

Wisconsin School of Business
975 University Avenue, #5110C
Madison, WI 53706

Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC)

CCEDC is an economic development organization designated to facilitate the creation of new permanent employment, retention and expansion of existing businesses, the leveraging of new private investment in Columbia County and to stimulate the local economy.

Cheryl Fahrner

Phone: (608) 742-6161
Website

1800 Kutzke Rd., Suite 110
Portage, WI 53901

Community Economic Development Program, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The goal of the UW-Madison Extension Community Economic Development Program is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for Wisconsin residents. Our purpose is rooted in working with community leaders by applying research and providing educational programming.

Brandon Hofstedt

Phone: (715) 928-0888
Website

702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

CRCEEINC

CRC Employment and Entrepreneurial Services, Inc. (CRCEE, INC.) (Established in 2015 as a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization), with the mission to address the socio-economic needs of underserved communities
and individuals.

Cynthia Brown

Phone: (414) 797-9029
Website

6090 N 35th street
suite 204
Milwaukee, WI 53209

CS Nest

CS NEST is a free venture-creation program and competition that helps entrepreneurially minded UW students, postdocs and recent alumni create high-growth startups. Sponsored by UW-Madison Dept. of Computer Sciences and WARF, CS NEST is run by nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor.

Jake Pollastrini

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Discovery to Product (D2P)

D2P provides free education and mentoring for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and student innovators who want to develop an idea for an innovative product, service, or novel approach to a social problem.

Andy Richards

Phone: (608) 890-0860
Website

1403 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715

Door County Economic Development Corporation

Door County Economic Development Corporation is the central economic development organization for Door County and its communities.

Micehlle Lawrie

Phone:
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Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life back to the heart of Fond du Lac. The DFP serves 214 properties in the downtown district with 280+ businesses, 76% of which are small, locally-owned and operated.

Amy Hansen

Phone: (920) 322-2007
Website

131 S. Main Street
Suite 101
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Doyenne - Madison Office

Doyenne works within entrepreneurial ecosystems to create change and unleashes the power of women entrepreneurs.

Heather Wentler

Phone: (608) 620-3479
Website

821 E Washington Ave
#200-D
Madison, WI 53703

Doyenne - Milwaukee Office

Doyenne works within entrepreneurial ecosystems to create change and unleashes the power of women entrepreneurs.

Heather Wentler

Phone: (608) 620-3479
Website

821 E Washington Ave
Suite 200-D
Madison, WI 53703

Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF)

The Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) provides grant funding for UW-Madison faculty and academic staff to conduct the additional research often necessary to bring new concepts and inventions to the patent and licensing stage.

Andy Richards

Phone: (608) 890-0860
Website

1403 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715

Driftless Development INC

Driftless Development INC (DDI) is the EDO for Crawford County Wisconsin. DDI is committed to creating a business-friendly environment to sustain and grow Crawford County businesses, large and small, while attracting new business.

Carol Roth

Phone: (608) 279-2293
Website

700 East Blachawk Avenue, Suite 28
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Dunn County Economic Development Corporation

Our goal is to promote economic growth and stability in Dunn County by assisting you as you locate a commercial or industrial building, build a commercial or industrial building, expand your company, or start a new business. We work in cooperation with local and regional entities to facilitate economic stability, growth, and diversity.

Stacy H. Wigfield

Phone: (715) 232-4009
Website

800 Wilson Avenue
Suite 219
Menomonie, WI 54725

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is dedicated to the promotion of a strong community through the encouragement of tourism, business and economic development balanced with a concern for the environment.

Karen Margelofsky

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Eagle River Revitalization Program

The Eagle River Main Street Program
employs the National Main Street model of Organization, Design Promotion and Economic Vitality to support existing businesses, attract new entrepreneurs, invest in community improvements, and promote special events.

Martha Geiseman

Phone: (715) 477-0645
Website

525 Maple
P.O. Box 2302
Eagle River, WI 54521

Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation aims to advance economic prosperity through business and job growth within the region.

Becca Coleman

Phone: (715) 834-0070
Website

128 Graham Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Economic Empowerment Wisconsin

Economic Empowerment Wi is a collective impact effort of Collaborators working to decrease
barriers to entrepreneurship for people of color by developing a continuum of support services
throughout the life cycle of an entrepreneurial enterprise.

Sharon Johnson

Phone: (608) 616-5087
Website

820 Wingra Drive
#259812
Madison, WI 53715

Employ Milwaukee

Employ Milwaukee is the workforce board for the Milwaukee area. We implement an industry-driven sector-based model. This highly effective model promotes long-term economic prosperity and improved quality of life.

Jose Galvan

Phone: (414) 270-1743
Website

2342 N. 27th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Envision Greater Fond du Lac

Envision Greater Fond du Lac has been busy striving to enhance and grow existing program and service offerings through attraction of new businesses, growth of existing businesses, strengthening of workforce and community development, and development of new areas of opportunity throughout the county.

Jim Cleveland

Phone: (920) 322-8681
Website

23 S. Main Street
Suite 101
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

FaB Wisconsin

A cluster organization founded on Wisconsin’s food and beverage manufacturing strength. Our purpose is to tighten Wisconsin’s food and beverage industry ecosystem and to heighten our industry leadership, global awareness, and capacity for sustainable growth and industry innovation.

Brad Rostowfske

Phone: (262) 689-1545
Website

756 N. Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

FEED Kitchens

FEED Kitchens is a shared use commercial kitchen business incubator supporting food business start ups and their early stage development. A member based facility, FEED has 5 commercial kitchen production spaces and is available to members 24/7.

Chris Brockel

Phone: (608) 204-7017
Website

1219 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

Fitchburg Chamber Visitor + Business Bureau

The Fitchburg Chamber Visitor + Business Bureau provides leadership for the advancement of Fitchburg’s economic vitality & quality of life. We offer programs and services that expand investments, create job opportunities, support business networks and build tourism & community assets.

Angela Kinderman

Phone: (608) 288-8284
Website

5500 e cheryl parkway, ste. 106
Madison, WI 53711

Florence County Economic Development

Helping Rural Business Grow:
If you want to start a new business in Florence County, expand your existing business or find new business opportunities, Florence County Economic Development is here to help. Our mission is to retain, expand and recruit a diversified business population providing broad and varied job opportunities while safeguarding the area’s natural surroundings.

Eric Printz

Phone: (715) 528-3294
Website

501 Lake Ave
PO Box 410
Florence, WI 54121

Food Finance Institute

Our mission at the Food Finance Institute is to make sophisticated financial technical assistance available to every growing food, beverage, and value-added farm enterprise.

Shelbie Blank

Phone: (608) 890-0780
Website

780 Regent Street, Suite 305
Room 431
Madison, WI 53715

Forward BIO Institute

The Forward BIO Institute supports transformative research and development, promotes workforce development, and fosters public-private partnership establishment in the emerging area of biomanufacturing: the advanced manufacturing of therapeutic medical devices, cells, tissues or pharmaceuticals.

Phil Keegan

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Forward BIO Institute: Innovators in Training Program

The Forward BIO Institute’s Innovators in Training program expands on graduate and post-graduate preparation, providing experiential-based training in skills necessary to successfully transition into the entrepreneurial and technology development workforce.

Philip Keegan

Phone: (608) 262-6099
Website

M1050A Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Forward BIOLABS

Forward BIOLABS maintains and operates co-working life science labs and offices that are fully equipped, maintained, and supported that allow entrepreneurs to realize capital efficiencies, focus on their science, and meet milestones efficiently.

Jessica Martin Eckerly

Phone: (608) 577-6625
Website

504 S. Rosa Road
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719

Forward Festival

Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.

Molly Walsh

Phone: (608) 698-5890
Website

7 north pinckney street
Madison, WI 53703

Fox Cities Regional Partnership

We are an economic development organization in the Fox Cities region of Wisconsin. We are committed to helping businesses locate, start and expand here.

Jayme Sellen

Phone: (920) 734-7101
Website

125 N. Superior
Appleton, WI 54911

Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center

FVTC’s Venture Center is where startups and small businesses go to streamline their vision and operations, launch and grow their businesses intelligently, and minimize wasteful steps. Through our training and one-on-one mentoring we help companies streamline everything from internal operations, to external launches, eliminating costly missteps or missing the target entirely. Venture Center clients gain exclusive access to our international network of providers, vendors, and resources, that are second to none.

Amy Pietsch

Phone: (920) 735-2594
Website

5 Systems Drive
Appleton, Wi 54912

gALPHA Social Impact

gALPHA Social Impact through the Wisconsin Union Social Justice Hub is a free four-week program focused on creating initiatives to address equity in education, criminal justice reform and other important areas of impact.

Lauren Usher

Phone:
Website

gALPHA Social Impact at the Union Social Justice Hub
1308 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53715

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College’s Center for Entrepreneurship provides an umbrella for entrepreneurs in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties. Gateway provides academic offerings, customized training, one-on-one consulting, and an award-winning fab lab for prototyping.

Edward Grochowski

Phone: (262) 564-2312
Website

400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121

gBETA

gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams, and requires no fees and no equity.

Nathan Acevedo

Phone: (630) 401-5259
Website

821 E Washington Ave Suite 200-G
Madison, WI 53703

gener8tor - Madison Office

gener8tor is nationally-ranked venture capital firm and accelerator that brings together startup founders, investors, corporations, job seekers, universities, musicians and artists.

Molly Dill

Phone:
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gener8tor - Milwaukee Office

gener8tor is nationally-ranked venture capital firm and accelerator that brings together startup founders, investors, corporations, job seekers, universities, musicians and artists.

Molly Dill

Phone:
Website

313 N. Plankinton Ave.
#211
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Golden Angels Investors

Golden Angels Investors is a member led organization of over 100 investors committed to funding and helping companies from pitch through exit. Our members are entrepreneurs, CEO’s, venture capitalists and professionals who have founded and built world-class companies.

Mary Hannes

Phone: (262) 227-0123
Website

250 N Sunny Slope Rd Ste 200
Brookfield, WI 53005

Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab

The facilities at Grainger Engineering Design & Innovation Lab provide an ecosystem of fabrication facilities which include rapid prototyping equipment, precision machining, & emerging technology with the goal of empowering students.

Maggie Muldowney

Phone: (608) 571-7023
Website

215 N Randall Ave
Wendt Commons
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Grant County Economic Development Corporation

Grant County EDC is the county’s economic development entity, working with businesses of all types and sizes and entrepreneurs. We manage several revolving loan fund programs, and am a resource for business financing.

Ron Brisbois

Phone: (608) 822-3501
Website

1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI 53809

Greater Green Bay Chamber - Startup Hub

The Startup Hub is the front door to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Greater Green Bay area.

Matthew Kee

Phone: (920) 496-2119
Website

2701 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303

Greater La Crosse LOCAL Business Alliance

A Nonprofit Started to United to Support Local Businesses in Greater La Crosse, WI

Vicki Markussen

Phone: (608) 386-7883
Website

PO Box 3015
La Crosse, WI 54602-3015

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with more than 1,200 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 10,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential.

Pattie Fowler

Phone: (608) 256-8348
Website

1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 330
P.O. Box 71
Madison, WI 53701-0071

GREATER MILWAUKEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC

The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) was established to effectively serve the small, micro and start-up businesses within the city of Milwaukee while promoting business growth in the city.

KOLA ALAYANDE

Phone: (414) 465-2422
Website

6815 W. CAPITOL DRIVE
SUITE 300
MILWAUKEE, WI 53216

Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation

Private-public nonprofit economic development corporation

Tricia Rathermel

Phone: (920) 230-3322
Website

100 North Main
Suite 104
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

Green County Development Corporation

The Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) can help you discover why Green County is the place for your company to grow and prosper. Whether you’re starting a new business, growing an existing business or looking for a new location, GCDC is your source for community data, available sites, labor force information and demographics. We can help you access incentives and financial assistance programs. All discussions are held in confidence.

Cara Carper

Phone: (608) 328-9452
Website

1016 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation

Grow North is a catalyst for economic prosperity in the Northwoods region.

Tommy Wartman

Phone:
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HealthTechMKE

HealthTechMKE, an initiative of BioForward Wisconsin, is focused on supporting healthcare technology entrepreneurs in Southeastern Wisconsin and connecting the supporting industry and ecosystem.

Michael Harrison

Phone: (414) 520-2155
Website

1225 Discovery Pkwy
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Heart of Wisconsin

Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic membership organization comprised of non-profit, educational, government, and small and large businesses. The Heart of Wisconsin sends a strong message that businesses who want to be engaged in the chamber are welcome to get involved, support each other.

Staci Kivi

Phone:
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Hispanic Collaborative

The Hispanic Collaborative is comprised of Milwaukee community members and representatives of civic organizations, nonprofits, corporations, and government working together to improve outcomes for our Hispanic community. Our initiatives are focused on moving Milwaukee into a Top 10 city on the Hispanic Well Being Index. Visit www.mkehc.org for more information.

Andrea Mendez Barrutia

Phone: (414) 287-4116
Website

275 W Wisconsin Ave Suite 220
Milwaukee, WI 53203

ICAA, Inc

The ICAA Business Development team is dedicated to ensuring that Wisconsins’ entrepreneurs have the tools that they need to be successful. We’re more than just a team of consultants, we’re allies for your entrepreneurial ventures!

Anna Ringstad

Phone: (715) 532-4222 Ext: 1608
Website

1000 College Ave W
Ladysmith, Wisconsin 54848

IDEA Hub Accelerator

Simply put, we help you launch your startup. Whether you’re kicking an idea around or have paying customers, the IDEA Hub is here to help get your company to the next level.

Maia Donohue

Phone: (608) 770-1880
Website

52 Means Dr
Platteville, Wi 53565

Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship

INSITE faculty and staff support interdisciplinary research on entrepreneurship and innovation, curriculum development across schools and colleges, and experiential programming for students at UW–Madison.

John Surdyk

Phone: (608) 843-1010
Website

Wisconsin School of Business
975 University Avenue, #5110C
Madison, WI 53706

Innovation in CEE

The Innovation in CEE Competition for undergraduate students develops new materials, technologies, and solutions for today’s evolving civil and environmental engineering challenges.

Amanda Thuss

Phone: (608) 262-3542
Website

1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

The University of Wisconsin System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship helps entrepreneurs, businesses and economic development professionals across the state to achieve their goals through expert consulting, educational resources and a dynamic statewide network.

Stephanie Robey

Phone: (608) 263-7794
Website

432 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) - Dissemination & Implementation Launchpad

Built on the bedrock of the Wisconsin Idea, the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Launchpad™ team, is a consulting service that aims to launch proven health-related innovations from research to clinical and community practice in Wisconsin and beyond.

Mondira Saha-Muldownwney

Phone: (608) 265-9366
Website

HSLC - 2nd Floor
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Iron County Development Zone

The Iron County Development Zone provides technical support and business assistance to connect new and existing businesses to the resources that meets their needs.

Kelly Klein

Phone: (715) 561-2922
Website

100 Cary Road
Hurley, WI 54534

Irontek

Irontek is a co-working space and tech hub located in the heart of downtown Beloit, Wisconsin. We offer a variety of flexible membership options, amenities and business resources to startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote professionals.

Erin Clausen

Phone: (608) 312-4314
Website

635 3rd Street
Beloit, WI 53511

Isthmus Project

Isthmus Project, a subsidiary of UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, serves entrepreneurs from UW and UW Health who need help bringing their health care ideas to reality.

Info Isthmus Project

Phone: (608) 504-4636
Website

600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

Janesville Innovation Center

The Janesville Innovation Center (JIC) offers an environment that can accelerate business growth. The Center supports entrepreneurship and the creation and growth of innovation-based companies in the greater South Central Wisconsin area.

Mike Mathews

Phone: (608) 206-7121
Website

2949 Venture Drive
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545

Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce

Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce has a mission to provide opportunities to engage and connect our Members with the greater community and promote a culture where people and business succeed.

Emily Stipan

Phone: (262) 654-1234
Website

600 52nd Street, Suite 130
Kenosha, WI 53140

Kiva Wisconsin

Kiva offers loans from $1,000-10,000 for 0% interested with terms of 24-36 months. Kiva loans are crowdfunded through both a borrower’s personal network and Kiva’s worldwide community of lenders in over 70 countries. https://www.kivaushub.org

Michelle Sherbinow

Phone: (608) 204-8906
Website

2300 South Park St
Madison, WI 53713

La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1868, the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce has gathered businesses to help them grow and cultivate a pro-business community where all can thrive.

Maggie Christian

Phone: (608) 784-4880
Website

601 7th St N
La Crosse, WI 54601

Langlade County Economic Development Corporation

A 501(c) 3 Non-profit Economic Development Corporation for Langlade County

Angie Close`

Phone: (715) 623-5123
Website

312 Forrest Avenue
Antigo, WI 54409

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc.

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors builds strong, healthy neighborhoods in Milwaukee by stabilizing and revitalizing the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park communities. These south side neighborhoods are some of Milwaukee’s most diverse and economically vibrant. LBWN is founded and sponsored by the School Sisters of Saint Francis.

Celia Benton

Phone: (414) 585-8536
Website

1545 S. Layton Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53207

LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program (IAP)

The IAP at LegalCORPS provides assistance to inventors & entrepreneurs with Intellectual Property protection. Services include: IP Brief Advice Clinics, legal assistance through the patent process for qualified inventors, and educational programs.

Donna Rauch

Phone: (651) 583-5979
Website

1000 LaSalle Ave SCH 317
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff – Nature’s Original Water Park™.

Krystal Westfahl

Phone: (715) 356-5266
Website

8216 Hwy 51 South
Minocqua, WI 54548

LISC Milwaukee

LISC Milwaukee supports Main Street businesses through grant and loan programs. We connect business owners to planning and technical assistance across the small business ecosystem.

Beth Haskovec

Phone: (414) 930-1175 Ext: 1175
Website

234 W. Florida
Suite 204
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Madison College Center For Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship is to strengthen communities through education, innovation and collaboration. We strive to plant the seeds of entrepreneurial thinking and to foster a culture of entrepreneurial action across all of Madison College.

Scott Kohl

Phone: (608) 334-9369
Website

1701 Wright St
Suite E1874
Madison, WI 53704

Madison Cooperative Development Coalition

The Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) is the City of Madison’s initiative to form worker cooperatives that address income inequality and racial disparities by creating living-wage and sustainable jobs. We are a collaborative of community-based organizations, business resource specialists, and cooperative developers. We provide education on cooperatives, technical assistance for co-op start-ups or conversions, and access to funding.

Charity Schmidt

Phone: (608) 262-5905
Website

Taylor Hall, Henry
427 Lorch St
Madison, WI 53706

Madison Development Corporation

MDC provides venture debt loans (ranging from $200K to $400K) to early stage Dane County companies who have received a round of seed/angel capital, have revenues, but are not yet profitable, but project to be in 4 years.

Jillian Schaefer

Phone: (608) 256-2799
Website

550 W. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703

Madison Region Economic Partnership

Regional economic development organization serving eight counties in south central Wisconsin. Our "Start-up Ready" program helps entrepreneurs access local resources and data. We also provide coaching services focused on business planning, pitch deck review and valuation.

Craig Kettleson

Phone: (608) 571-0405
Website

455 Science Drive, Suite 160
Madison, WI 53711

Madison Women in Tech

Madison Women in Tech is a supportive community of women and gender nonbinary folks working or interested in technology, from designers to programmers to recruiters to students. Through regular events and a digital newsletter, we empower and elevate women and enbys in Madison’s tech scene.

Hilary Stohs-Krause

Phone: (414) 303-9502
Website

119 E. Main Street
Third Floor
Madison, WI 53703

MadisonStartups.com

Your only source for original news and events from the startup, tech and biotech scene in Madison, Wis.

Brian Lee

Phone: (608) 622-7767
Website

222 N. Midvale Blvd. Suite 18
Madison, WI 53705

MalamaDoe - A Coworking Community for Women

We provide memberships to our Coworking Community and Sales Events.

Anjum Alden

Phone:
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Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic provides free legal services to entrepreneurs and startups in southeastern Wisconsin, with a focus on clients who can’t afford qualified legal counsel.

Nathan Hammons

Phone: (414) 288-5009
Website

Eckstein Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Offering free, personal and confidential assistance with all phases of business start-up, expansion, retention and attraction including business plan development, available land and buildings, state and local financial incentives/resources, demographic and community information.

Karen Olson

Phone: (715) 384-3454 Ext: 106
Website

700 S. Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

MEDC

Non profit certified CDFI loan fund serving businesses in the M7 region with financing.

David Latona

Phone: (414) 269-1440
Website

757 N. Broadway
Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202

MERLIN Mentors

MERLIN Mentors is comprised of experienced business leaders who volunteer their time, knowledge, and experience to help convert entrepreneurs’ ideas into developing companies.

Susie Younkle

Phone: (608) 441-8053
Website

505 S. Rosa Road, Suite 10A
Madison, WI 53719

Middleton Chamber of Commerce

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization, that helps to promote a strong economy and a high quality of life for our members and community.

Kristen Parent

Phone: (608) 827-5797
Website

7427 Elmwood Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562

Milwaukee 7

Regional economic development partnership of the seven counties of southeast Wisconsin.

Marjorie Yoshida

Phone: (414) 287-4126
Website

756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Milwaukee Area Technical College

We offer classes in Entrepreneurship, which include using the Business Model Canvas, Product Development and Customer Discovery. Diplomas and Certificates are available.

Armen Hadjinian

Phone: (414) 297-7480
Website

700 W. State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Milwaukee Makerspace

Milwaukee Makerspace is a 100% volunteer managed place for people who like to build, invent, tinker and/or learn new skills and expand their minds. We are a physical space where you can come, 24/7 as a member, and access a wide array of equipment.

Volunteer Board Member

Phone: (262) 490-4531
Website

2555 S. Lenox St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Milwaukee Urban League

The Milwaukee Urban League leads through education, employment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that position African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life.
Milwaukee Urban League’s vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion.

Shirron Hines

Phone: (414) 374-5394
Website

435 West North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53212

MKE Tech Hub Coalition

The MKE Tech Hub Coalition focused on doubling the tech talent in the region in order to drive enduring economic prosperity and create life-changing jobs. Growing the startup ecosystem is one strategy.

Kathy Henrich

Phone: (414) 366-5751
Website

1 Virtual Office Location
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Momentum West

Regional Economic Development Organization serving ten counties in West Central Wisconsin

Steve Jahn

Phone: (715) 874-4673
Website

2322 Alpine Rd
Suite 7
Eau Claire, WI 54751

Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship)

The Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) is a one-week intensive training program in technology entrepreneurship for graduate students and postdocs in the sciences, engineering and math fields.

Lisa Collins

Phone: (608) 262-9040
Website

975 University Avenue
Room 5110 Grainger Hall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce

The Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce is a working partnership of leading business and professional persons and interested citizens in the community.

Terra Plaisance

Phone: (715) 693-4330
Website

802 Western Avenue
Mosinee, WI 54455

Near West Side Partners & Near West Side BID #10

Near West Side Partners (NWSP) is a nonprofit organization established with the support of five anchor institutions to revitalize and sustain the business and residential corridors of Milwaukee’s seven Near West Side neighborhoods.

Keith Stanley

Phone: (414) 933-0640
Website

624 N 24th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

New North, Inc.

New North, Inc., is a foundation covering 18 counties in northeastern Wisconsin whose mission is to be the catalyst for regional prosperity through collaborative action. New North creates, connects and convenes regional strategies for business and talent development.

Barbara LaMue

Phone: (920) 336-3860
Website

600 N. Adams St.
Green Bay, WI 54307

New Richmond Area Economic Development Corporation

The mission of the New Richmond Area Economic Development Corporation is to encourage and assist economic development in the New Richmond Area that will create jobs and capital investment.

Paul Mayer

Phone: (414) 828-0289
Website

P. O. Box 362
New Richmond, WI 54017

Nicolet College

Handshake is the job search platform used by all of the 16 WTCS schools.

Sara Tienhaara

Phone: (715) 365-4566
Website

5364 College Dr
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Northwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

NWRPC is an advocate for NW Wisconsin. NWRPC is a leader, a coordinator, and an advisor through the implementation of our core functions of planning, community development, and economic development. NWRPC has a variety of small business loan funds.

Ken Pearson

Phone: (715) 635-2197
Website

1400 S River Street
Spooner, WI 54801

Novel Coworking

Novel Coworking offers fully furnished, amenity-rich workspaces with direct fiber internet & WiFi in prime locations so your business can thrive. Perfect for small businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and enterprise companies looking for an impressive new office space. Inquire about renting an affordable private office, office suite, dedicated desk, NOVEL Access Pass, virtual office or daily office.

Kayley DiCicco

Phone: (262) 751-6656
Website

345 W Washington Ave
3rd Floor
Madison, WI 53703

Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC)

The Oconto County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) fosters economic development and promotes tourism in Oconto County with an economic development focus on rural small business development and entrepreneurship.

Paul Ehrfurth

Phone: (920) 834-7129
Website

1113 Main Street
Oconto, WI 54153

Oneida County Economic Development Corporation

The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, assists individuals and businesses to expand our economic base and provide employment alternatives to the citizens of Oneida County. We are also a conduit between business and government on a local, regional, state, and federal level.

Jeff Verdoorn

Phone: (715) 369-9110
Website

PO Box 682
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce is a private non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to enhancing the strength of the Oshkosh area business community and working for an excellent quality of life.

Rob Kleman

Phone: 920303226514
Website

120 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Park Falls and Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce

We are the one stop shop in the area for all the tourism, business promotion and community related event promotion.

Edward Kane

Phone: (715) 762-2703
Website

400 4th Avenue South
Phillips, WI 54552

Pierce County Economic Development Corporation

Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) assists businesses, communities and entrepreneurs in the realization of their dreams by providing them the technical assistance and connections to resources that enable them to grow and thrive and support a great quality of life.

Joe Folsom

Phone: (715) 425-3881
Website

UW-River Falls, CBE
410 S Third St
River Falls, WI 54022

Platteville Business Incubator

The Platteville Business Incubator helps small businesses grow by providing expert mentors and business coaching, low cost financing, below market office and manufacturing space, a commercial kitchen and a like-minded entrepreneurial community.

Kate Koziol

Phone: (608) 348-2758
Website

52 Means Drive
Suite 100
Platteville, WI 53818

Polk County Economic Development Corporation

The Polk County Economic Development Corporation encourages and promotes Economic Development and capital investment to create and retain attractive jobs, enhance our tax base, and facilitate positive sustainable economic growth.

Terry Hauer

Phone: (715) 350-3400
Website

100 Polk Plaza
Suite 226
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council’s priorities for our members and the community are the retention and attraction of businesses and employees. We are the preeminent leader in economic development and community growth.

Michael Witte

Phone: (715) 344-1940
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Pressure Chamber

This popular pitch program features diverse and exciting companies presenting to an all-star panel of out-of-state investors, business executives and a virtual audience.

Kevin Little

Phone: (608) 443-1949
Website

1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 330
P.O. Box 71
Madison, WI 53701-0071

Progress Lakeshore

Progress Lakeshore is a private-public economic Development organization that assists businesses Retain, Grow and Attract in the Manitowoc county Wisconsin area.

Peter Wills

Phone: (920) 482-0540
Website

202 N 8th Street, Ste 101
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Racine County Economic Development Corporation

Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) and our partners provide Racine County businesses with services needed to complete an expansion, relocation, financing, or talent recruitment project.

Laura Million

Phone: (262) 898-7400
Website

2320 Renaissance Blvd
Sturtevant, WI 53177

Regional Business Fund, Inc.

Regional Business Fund, Inc. offers low-interest loans to businesses located in west central Wisconsin (defined as the counties of Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix).

Tobi LeMahieu

Phone: (715) 836-2918
Website

800 Wisconsin Street, Suite D2-401
Mail Box 9
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission – The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to the enrichment of the greater Rhinelander community with an emphasis on our members.

Our Vision – To foster relationships that strengthen and support our community.

Lauren Sackett

Phone: (715) 365-7464
Website

450 W. Kemp Street
P.O. Box 795
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Sauk County Development Corporation

Sauk County Development Corporation’s collaborative, regional approach to economic development ensures that Sauk County continues to be a premier place to live, work, and conduct business. Sauk County has a respected, reliable workforce with valuable, diverse skills, as well as a supportive, catalytic environment for entrepreneurs and business expansions.

Ed White

Phone: (608) 355-2084
Website

P.O. Box 33
201 8th Ave Suite #1
Baraboo, WI 53913

Scale Up Milwaukee

Scale Up Milwaukee is, at its very core, an initiative to infuse a greater ambition and capacity to grow into our region. By working directly with ambitious entrepreneurs and the stakeholders that support them, Scale Up Milwaukee helps companies grow, accelerating the environment that makes growth a core, self-sustaining part of the fabric of Milwaukee.

Elizabeth Cizinsky

Phone: (414) 905-0118
Website

247 W Freshwater Way
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS)

The School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences (CDIS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison brings together the departments of Computer Sciences, Statistics, and the Information School.

Vasiliki Founta

Phone: (608) 890-0021
Website

1210 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706-1613

SCORE Mentors Madison

SCORE Madison Get FREE Business Mentoring For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of FREE business mentoring and education. SCORE provides expert mentoring and education to thousands of startup and existing businesses, just like yours.

Bruce Kahn

Phone: (608) 441-2820
Website

505 S. Rosa Rd, Suite 37
Madison, WI 53719

SCORE SE WISCONSIN

SCORE is a nonprofit organization bringing together entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism to facilitate a vibrant small business community through education and mentorship. Our SE WI Chapter’s 60 members cover southeast WI from Sheboygan to Kenosha.

James Injeski

Phone: (414) 297-3942
Website

310 W Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 585
Milwaukee, WI 53203

SCORE Twin Cities

Our mission is to provide business mentoring to help entrepreneurs and small businesses, in the Twin Cities metro area and western Wisconsin assisting them in evaluating and preparing business plans, growing their businesses and realizing their dreams.

Joe Folsom

Phone: (952) 938-4570
Website

2021HennepinAvenue East, Suite 220
Minneapolis, MN 55413

SCORE Wisconsin

At SCORE, our mission is to foster vibrant business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Earl Humphrey

Phone: (262) 581-3657
Website

310 West Wisconsin Ave., Suite 585
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, a 501(c)4 non-profit, is a countywide private/public partnership, leading economic development efforts to improve the economic well-being and long-term prosperity of the businesses, residents, and communities of Sheboygan County.

Ray York

Phone: (920) 946-9379
Website

508 New York Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081

St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center

We are a business incubator that is committed to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses access resources and support to take their organization to the next level.

Sheri Marnell

Phone: (715) 425-4288
Website

1091 Sutherland Ave
River Falls, WI 54022

StartingBlock Madison

StartingBlock Madison is an entrepreneurial hub in Madison, Wisconsin with a mission to create the meaningful intersections that cultivate entrepreneurs, grow successful companies, drive innovation and build a startup community that gives back. Since opening in June 2018, StartingBlock has housed 69 local startups that have raised $41.9M to date.

StartingBlock runs programming, makes connections and offers working space for startups.

Leslie Weissburg

Phone:
Website

821 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

StartUp Entrepreneurial Learning Community

StartUp is a self-selected community of primarily first year UW-Madison students who live and learn together in Sellery Hall. The Learning Community’s goal is for all residents to gain the skills and confidence they need to put their ideas into action through the entrepreneurial process.

Sari Judge

Phone: (608) 332-3941
Website

33 Sellery Hall
821 West Johnson
Madison, WI 53706

State Economic Engagement and Development (SEED) Research Grant

The State Economic Engagement & Development (SEED) Research Program grants provide commercialization research funding for UW–Madison faculty and academic staff with ownership in a Wisconsin company.

Andy Richards

Phone: (608) 890-0860
Website

1403 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53715

Technology Innovation Center at Research Park

Milwaukee’s largest community of entrepreneurs. The Technology Innovation Center at Research Park is a community of constant innovation, where ideas flow out of laboratories and into the forefront and where entrepreneurs drive the innovations that move us all ahead.

Mark Johnson

Phone: (414) 778-1400
Website

10437 Innovation Dr.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226-4815

The Development Association, Inc.

The Development Association champions business growth, creation, recruitment, and retention, in the City of Superior and Douglas County, Wisconsin.

Jim Caesar

Phone: (715) 392-4749
Website

205 Belknap Street
Superior, WI 54880

The GRID

The GRID champions entrepreneurial thinking and cultivates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives regional economic vitality and connects business builders to the resources, education, expertise, and social connections that will help new ventures succeed and help entrepreneurs thrive in the Northwoods.

Toni Van Doren

Phone: (715) 365-4425
Website

PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501

The Hippie Banker

The Hippie Banker is a business loan consultant and coach, helping entrepreneurs get their businesses "Founded, Funded, and Grounded" utilizing her combined 15+ years of experience as a life coach and (former) business lender.

Beth Crowell

Phone: (715) 864-4147
Website

7 S. Dewey Street
Suite 101
Eau Claire, WI 54701

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce

The Middleton Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) membership organization that helps to promote a strong economy and a high quality of life for our members and community. We connect our business community by providing programming and networking opportunities to help foster growth, inspiration, and contribute to our greater community.

Kate Wicker

Phone: (608) 535-2552
Website

7427 Elmwood Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562

The Water Council

The Water Council supports all stages of freshwater technology companies.The Water Council offers a number of water-innovation focused programs including the corporate-sponsored Tech Challenge, our BREW accelerator and the Pilot Program.

Karen Frost

Phone: (414) 988-8755
Website

247 W. Freshwater Way
Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

The Three Lakes Chamber is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests and needs of the business and civic community. It is our mission to enhance economic and recreational growth in the Three Lakes Area while preserving our community’s character and unspoiled environment.

Collette Sorgel

Phone: (715) 546-3344
Website

1704 Superior St
Three Lakes, WI 54562

Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Tomahawk Chamber is the leading voice of business, industry and tourism in Tomahawk and the surrounding area.

Mission Statement:
The Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving our members and the community in the development, retention, promotion and advocacy of tourism and business in
Tomahawk and the surrounding area

Jesica Witte

Phone: (715) 453-5334
Website

208 N 4th Street
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of the Dairyland Power System

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of the Dairyland Power System provide power to homes, farms and businesses. We are dedicated to facilitating positive economic and community development outcomes throughout our service territory.

Jenny Kuderer-Radcliffe

Phone: (608) 787-1236
Website

P.O. Box 817
3200 East Avenue S
La Crosse, WI 54602

Transcend Madison Innovation Competition

The Transcend Madison Innovation Competition is a student-led effort open to any degree-seeking UW–Madison students or recent alumni who are interested in creating their own ventures.

Transcend UW student leadership

1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

U.S. Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Tammie Clendenning

Phone: (414) 297-1093
Website

310 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 580W
Milwaukee, WI 53203

University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) is a trusted and unbiased voice on the cooperative business model serving the needs of cooperatives in Wisconsin. Our team of cooperative development specialists is available to help you start a new co-op, strengthen an established co-op, or convert an existing business to the cooperative structure.

Courtney Berner

Phone: (608) 890-0966
Website

427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706

University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic provides free legal services for startups throughout the state of Wisconsin. Services include company formation, trademarks/patents/copyrights, contracts, and website terms and privacy policies.

Jeffrey Glazer

Phone: (608) 561-4304
Website

975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

University Research Park

University Research Park is an internationally recognized research park that supports early-stage and growth-oriented technology businesses. URP’s offerings span more than one million square feet and range from coworking desks and flexible incubator labs/offices to entire buildings.

Aaron Olver

Phone: (608) 441-8000
Website

505 S. Rosa Road
Suite 201
Madison, WI 53719

UpStart Program (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation)

UpStart is a free comprehensive business program for women and people of color in Madison, WI where participants gain the necessary skills to launch and grow their businesses.

Katie Rice

Phone: (608) 960-9817
Website

614 Walnut Street
13th Floor
Madison, WI 53726

UW-Extension

The Extension Institute of Community Development provides educational programming to assist leaders, communities, and organizations realize their fullest potential. We work with communities to build the vitality that enhances their quality of life and enriches the lives of their residents. We educate in leadership development, organizational development, food systems, community economic development, local government education and much more. In short, the Community Development Institute plants and cultivates the seeds for thriving communities and organizations.

Christopher Stark

Phone: (715) 525-1449
Website

200 E. Madison St.
Crandon,, WI 54521

UW-Madison Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Steenbock Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), part of a nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to disseminate patent and trademark information and support diverse intellectual property needs of the public.

Dave Bloom

Phone: (608) 262-3007
Website

Steenbock Library, Rm. 118
550 Babcock Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offers a variety of programming in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to the UWM and Milwaukee community. These programs build on UWM’s foundation in research and education to engage faculty, students, and the community in creating and scaling new enterprises and developing skills.

Brian Thompson

Phone: (414) 906-4653
Website

2100 E. Kenwood Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53211

UWM Research Foundation, Inc.

The UWM Research Foundation supports innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of new ideas created by UWM faculty, researchers, and students. The Research Foundation aids in partnerships with corporations, the patenting and licensing process, and assisting in the formation of spin-out companies based on UWM research.

Jessica Silvaggi

Phone: (414) 906-4654
Website

1440 East North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Venture Investors

Venture Investors seeks the next big things in healthcare. Based in the Midwest with open access to renowned research universities, and the vibrant communities that surround them, we target, uncover, and invest in extraordinary ideas that will shape the future of health and wellness. With decades of proven success, we’re fueling the future of what’s driving healthcare. Today, we have $275 million in assets under management.

Andy Kadlec

Phone: (608) 441-2700
Website

1433 N Water Street Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Vernon Economic Development Association, Inc.

VEDA is a regional, non-profit 501©3 organization in Western Wisconsin that helps businesses start up, grow and expand by offering free one to one counseling, tools and resources, and educational workshops and monthly Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meetings open to all.

Susan Noble

Phone: (608) 638-8332
Website

1201 North Main Street, Suite 6
Viroqua, WI 54665

Versiti

Versiti is a large collection of blood centers across 5 mid western states and is home to the Blood Research Institute

Laura Savatski

Phone: (414) 937-3833
Website

Blood Research Institute
8733 W Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Vilas County Board

Serve as as County Board Supervisor, currently 3rd term. County Social Services Board Vice Chair. Veterans Service Committee Chair. Public Health Board Vice Chair. Planning/Zoning Committee. Oneida/Vilas Transit Commission Vice Chair. Served 2 terms on St Germain Town Board.. St.Germain Housing Authority Vice Chair.

Marv Anderson

Phone: (715) 581-3956
Website

2425Forest Primeval Rd
St Germain, Wi 54558

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation

From financial assistance and business planning to a vast network of support, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation provides the expertise for current and new business, entrepreneurs and remote workers to be successful in our beautiful Northwoods – all at no charge. Please contact us for more information at (715) 337-0061 or [email protected]

Kathy Schmitz

Phone: (715) 337-0061
Website

521 E. Wall Street
PO Box 1621
Eagle River, WI 54521

Visions Northwest Regional Economic Development

Visions Northwest is the one of nine regional economic development groups in the State of Wisconsin. We receive funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to address the development needs of regional projects and support regional economic development in Northwest Wisconsin.

Crystal Rohde

Phone: (715) 635-2197
Website

1400 South River Street
Spooner, WI 54801

Ward4

Ward4 provides amazing office and co-working spaces to entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capital-backed companies, small to mid-sized businesses, global corporations and innovative technologists.

Kristen Adams

Phone: (414) 313-2807
Website

313 N Plankinton Avenue
Suite 207
Milwaukee, WI 53203

WARF Accelerator Program

WARF Accelerator provides business resources and targeted funding to help UW-Madison inventors advance commercially promising technologies closer to the marketplace.

Accelerator support has helped inventors develop prototypes/demonstrations/field trials, assess markets, determine customer requirements, and identify collaborators and potential investors.

Lesli Mark

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WARF Entrepreneurons

WARF Entrepreneurons is a free program for anyone in the UW-Madison community and the broader area business community featuring talks, panels and workshops intended to address timely topics in starting a new innovation-driven venture. Events are held online and at the Discovery building on the UW-Madison campus.

Laura Heisler

Phone: (608) 770-4134
Website

330 N. Orchard St.
Discovery Building
Madison, WI 53715

WARF Essential Topics

Essential Topics is a free recurrent program produced by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation open to campus and community members interested in issues relating to technology commercialization, intellectual property, conflicts of interest, licensing and more.

Laura Heisler

Phone: (608) 770-4134
Website

330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

WARF Ventures

WARF Ventures provides seed and growth funding to early-stage startups that are commercializing University of Wisconsin-Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research technologies.

Jeri Buckingham

Phone: (608) 960-9894
Website

614 Walnut St.
13th floor
Madison, WI 53726

Washburn County Economic Development Corporation

Our vision is to be the resource for economic development in Washburn County leading to attraction, retention and expansion of business to create a strong economic environment.

Joel Zimmerman

Phone: (715) 635-8242 Ext: 1
Website

208 Vine Street
Spooner, WI 54801

Waukesha County Technical College Small Business Center

The WCTC Small Business Center assists entrepreneurs through affordable courses, free counseling, events, and more! Please visit www.wctc.edu/smallbusiness for more info or contact Executive Director Russ Roberts at 262.695.3468 or [email protected]

Russ Roberts

Phone: (262) 695-3468
Website

800 Main Street
Room Q315
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

An advocate for businesses in the Greater Waupaca Chain O’Lakes Area. Offering educational opportunities and support in many forms for businesses and start ups.

Terri Schulz

Phone: (715) 258-7343
Website

315 S Main St
Waupaca, WI 54981

Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation

The Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation engages, mobilizes, and partners with stakeholders for the purpose of developing and sustaining vibrant communities throughout Waupaca County.

Jeff Mikorski

Phone: (920) 982-1582
Website

P.O. Box 52
New London, WI 54961

WBD Inc

WBD is a non-profit organization providing financial and educational resources to small business throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. WBD is authorized to offer and fulfill the SBA 504 loan U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) public policy objective to support small businesses and create jobs in our communities through long-term, fixed-rate financing.

Darren Paul

Phone: (608) 316-3580
Website

4618 S. Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI 53718

Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE) Practicum

The Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE) is a three credit class that provides select graduate students with an applied practicum in starting and growing entrepreneurial businesses.

Dan Olszewski

Phone: (608) 263-2882
Website

975 University Avenue
Room 5110 Grainger Hall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship

The Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business fosters entrepreneurial thinking for UW-Madison students at all levels across campus, whether undergraduate or graduate, business majors, or students in a non-business program.

Lisa Collins

Phone: (608) 262-9040
Website

975 University Avenue
Room 5110 Grainger Hall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Western Wisconsin Business Center

The Western Wisconsin Business Center provides assistance to individuals interested in starting, expanding or improving small businesses in Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix and Trempealeau counties.

Karman Briggs

Phone: (715) 836-7511 Ext: 1174
Website

418 Wisconsin St
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Whitewater University Innovation Center

As the cornerstone of the Whitewater University Technology Park, the Whitewater University Innovation Center serves as a community for entrepreneurs. With the support of our partners, the Whitewater University Innovation Center provides workspace, coaching, and programming to take your business to the next level.

Kristen Burton

Phone: (262) 472-5290
Website

1221 Innovation Dr.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

WARF ‘s mission is to support scientific research within the UW–Madison community by providing financial support, actively managing assets, and moving innovations to the marketplace for a financial return and global impact.

Jeanan Yasiri Moe

Phone: (608) 335-2980
Website

614 Walnut St.
13th Floor
Madison, WI 53726

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Division of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

We know there can be obstacles along the path from idea to commercialization. WEDC’s entrepreneurial programs are designed to further advance startup activity by supporting the full path from startup to commercialization. By working with our statewide network of partners, our initiatives spur entrepreneurial activity by providing direct capital infusions and incenting investments through angel and venture tax credits, mentoring, training and other important resources.

Chris Schiffner

Phone: (608) 210-6826
Website

201 W. Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce works to create a fully inclusive state by promoting economic growth and opportunities among LGBT owned and allied businesses, corporations, and professionals in Wisconsin.

Jason Rae

Phone: (715) 790-4334
Website

5027 W North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Eau Claire

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Luke Kempen

Phone: (715) 836-4820
Website

4330 Golf Terrace
Suite 111
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Tara Carr

Phone: (920) 366-9065
Website

L.G. Wood Hall, WH 202
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-La Crosse

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Anne Hlavacka

Phone: (608) 785-8782
Website

1101 Wittich Hall
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Heather Ferguson

Phone: (608) 263-9675
Website

Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave.
Suite 1290
Madison, WI 53706

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Milwaukee is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Athena Agoudemos

Phone: (414) 227-3240
Website

161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53149

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Oshkosh

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Oshkosh is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Dan Brosman

Phone: (920) 424-1826
Website

835 High Avenue
Sage Hall 1410
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Parkside

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Parkside is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Mary Fischer-Tracy

Phone: (262) 595-3363
Website

Molinaro Hall, Rm. D127
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-River Falls

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Katherine Fossler

Phone: (715) 425-3472
Website

1091 Sutherland Avenue
River Falls, WI 54022

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Stevens Point is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Patrick Gatterman

Phone:
Website


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Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Superior

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Andy Donahue

Phone: (715) 919-3711
Website

1401 Tower Avenue
Suite 101-103
Superior, WI 54880

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Whitewater

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Whitewater is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Ron Chisholm

Phone: (262) 472-3217
Website

Community Engagement Center
1260 West Main Street, Suite 139
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Go Global Initiative

Small businesses assistance with importing and exporting

Chris Wojtowicz

Phone: (608) 572-2397
Website

780 Regent Street, Suite 305
#423
Madison, WI 53715

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Southwest Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center in Southwest Wisconsin is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Jason Schleip

Phone: (608) 215-3915
Website

780 Regent Street
Suite 305
Madison, WI 53715

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Waukesha County

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center in Waukesha County is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

Lucy Waldhuetter

Phone: (262) 409-2622
Website

2717 N Grandview Blvd
Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53188

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Restaurant Initiative

We provide confidential, no-cost consulting services for the restaurant industry. Our industry experts can help you with any area of your restaurant operation.

Jason Schleip

Phone: (608) 215-3915
Website

432 N Lake St
Madison, WI 53706

Wisconsin Technology Council

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology advisory group to the governor and Legislature, with programs serving emerging businesses, investors and others in the tech-based economy.

Tom Still

Phone: (608) 442-7557 Ext: 6084427557
Website

455 Science Drive
Madison, WI 53711

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce serves veterans and military families by providing resources to support veteran owned and veteran friendly businesses across Wisconsin. We are the voice of Wisconsin’s veteran business community, dedicated to improving the business climate for military veterans and their allies.

Saul Newton

Phone: (414) 207-4376
Website

313 N. Plankinton Avenue
Ward 4 MKE
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Wisconsin Women's Business Intitaive Corporation

WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation. We focus on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or education support by opening opportunity for pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being.

Heather Lux

Phone: (414) 263-5450
Website

1533 N. RiverCenter Dr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

WiSolve Consulting Group

WiSolve Consulting Group is a non-profit providing low-cost, data-driven business services to entrepreneurs and businesses and experiential training to UW graduate and postdoctoral members in entrepreneurship practices to enhance business acumen.

Christopher Konop

Phone: (608) 358-7862
Website

123 N Blount St
203
Madison, WI 53703

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.

Adhira Sunkara

Phone: (608) 316-4014
Website

401 Charmany Dr.
Suite 205
Madison, WI 53719

Women's Business Development Center

To support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving other underserved communities and veterans, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

Jessie Leonard

Phone: (414) 395-4564
Website

1533 N. RiverCenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

WVCA (Wisconsin Venture Capital Association)

The Wisconsin Venture Capital Association is a non-profit trade organization designed to encourage investor participation and collaboration in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Toni Brown

Phone: (608) 501-0000
Website

WVCA c/o 4490 Ventures
Madison, WI 53703

Young Enterprising Society

YES’s mission is to be an international epicenter for financially, politically and socially progressive individuals. Serving as a hub, YES mobilizes people, information, resources and capital for the greater good of its members and society at large.

Khalif El-Amin

Phone: (414) 736-9036
Website

4201 N 27th Street
Milwaukee, United States 53216

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