WiSys VentureHome

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


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

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

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

Services Provided

Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Entrepreneurial Hub
  • Accelerator

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Startup Drinks
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Competitions and Awards
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

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

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

Marketing and Sales

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


  • Peer Mentoring
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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

Product Development

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

Regulatory Compliance

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

Space and Equipment

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

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

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

Training and Education

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Adhira Sunkara
401 Charmany Dr.
Suite 205
Madison, WI 53719