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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.

7 Rivers Alliance

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation

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


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.


Empowerment through entrepreneurship and self-employment

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..

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.

Business Learning Commons

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

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.

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

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.

Centergy, Inc.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Door County Economic Development Corporation

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

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.

Doyenne Group, Inc.

Doyenne works within entrepreneurial ecosystems to create change and unleashes the power of women & marginalized gender/s entrepreneurs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Forward Festival

Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.

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.

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.

Fund Milwaukee

Fund Milwaukee is a volunteer-run group that connects established local businesses that are ready to grow with local investors.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greater Green Bay Chamber - Startup Hub

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

Greater La Crosse LOCAL Business Alliance

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

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.


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.

Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation

Private-public nonprofit economic development corporation

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.

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation

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


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

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.

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 for more information.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Langlade County Economic Development Corporation

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

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.

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.

Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Madison Region Economic Partnership

Regional EDO 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.

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.

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

MalamaDoe - A Coworking Community for Women

We provide memberships to our Coworking Community and Sales Events.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Milwaukee 7

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


MKEStartup.News is an online publication that focuses on scalable, high-growth startups in the M7 region. We do not accept advertising or charge for our coverage.

Momentum West

Regional Economic Development Organization serving ten counties in West Central Wisconsin

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nicolet College

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Progress Lakeshore

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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).

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.

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

The EDC serves as an important intersection between local, regional and statewide resources for businesses, organizations and families looking to move to, grow in or start in St. Croix County, as well as the greater St. Croix Valley.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Development Association, Inc.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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]

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Waukesha County Technical College Small Business Center

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wisconsin Chinese Chamber of Commerce

WCCC supports minority/Chinese businesses in Wisconsin through digital marketing, mentorship, and events. As a non-profit, we champion growth, inclusivity, and community ties, ensuring our members thrive. Committed to prosperity, we're the go-to hub.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Go Global Initiative

Small businesses assistance with importing and exporting

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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