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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Grow North is a catalyst for economic prosperity in the Northwoods region.
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.
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.
Welcome to the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff – Nature’s Original Water Park™.
Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is a nonprofit organization working in the Energy, Power and Controls sectors with the mission of conducting collaborative and transformative energy-related seed research. M-WERC has core mission areas of: Market Research, Talent & Development HUB, WERCBench Labs Accelerator and Technology Innovation.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Tomahawk Chamber is the leading voice of business, industry and tourism in Tomahawk and the surrounding area.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Small businesses assistance with importing and exporting
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
The Wisconsin Venture Capital Association is a non-profit trade organization designed to encourage investor participation and collaboration in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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.