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Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

Siren Shrub: Side hustle to multi-product, multi-flavor company

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Congrats to the 2024 Governor’s Business Plan awardees!

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Jobs created and retained across Wisconsin since 2020
New businesses started since 2020
$557 M
Funds obtained & invested by clients with Institute assistance since 2020

Your Connection to Wisconsin’s Statewide Business Outreach

The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship’s four programs are all reflections of our collaborative approach – connecting Wisconsin’s businesses with resources, data and one another to improve lives and communities across the state.

Starting a New Business
Securing Financing
Growing Your Business


Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is made up of dedicated people and dynamic organizations around the state. Partner with the Institute to join an interconnected network of economic developers, lenders and investors and campuses committed to bolstering small businesses.
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The Center for Technology Commercialization announces Margaret Ramey as new director

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Stauffacher named Wisconsin SBDC Network’s 2023 ‘State Star’

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