11 communities receive funding to expand entrepreneurial resources statewide


From small-town boutiques to high-tech health care companies, entrepreneurs and the companies they create are vital to the success of Wisconsin’s economy. However, to cultivate a thriving startup ecosystem, attention is required not just on the state level but the local level. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) new Entrepreneurship Support pilot program offers support
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Finding the right opportunities to network with peers and hone a business idea can be hard for entrepreneurs, especially given the busy schedule that comes with running a business. In January, Startup Milwaukee is launching two new programs dedicated to making these it easier for entrepreneurs to engage in this critical activity. The first new […]


Hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from across the state and beyond will gather in Madison for the annual Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium, Nov. 16 and 17, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The event brings together some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs to network, learn from, and interact with angel and venture investors […]


In recent years, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has seen a growing volume of startup activity. The city, which is home to the world headquarters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and renowned academic institutions, is quickly becoming a growing innovation hub for a variety of industries, including aerospace and information technology. To help fuel this activity, the Greater […]

WI Innovation Awards

Ten of Wisconsin’s most innovative companies were honored at the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards in Madison on Aug. 16. The winners were judged by a panel of 17 industry experts from around the state, in 10 categories including education, biotechnology, software and manufacturing. Winners, chosen from 180 nominees, represented small, medium and large companies around […]