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.

About

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

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

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

Services Provided

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Entrepreneurial Hub

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Policies and Templates

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

  • Employee Relations

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • High Tech Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Student Marketing Projects

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Space and Equipment

  • Equipment / Prototyping
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business

Technical Assistance

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

Training and Education

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Events and Community Building

  • Competitions and Awards
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Equity Funding
  • Matching Funds
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Technology Grants

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

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

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

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

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

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

Space and Equipment

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer

Training and Education

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Adhira Sunkara
Address
401 Charmany Dr.
Suite 205
Madison, WI 53719
Phone
(608) 316-4014