Events

Continual skill development is integral for successful entrepreneurs on along their journey. Explore all of the the Institute’s events around the state for prospective and current business owners across any industry in any part of Wisconsin.

For a calendar of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 specific events, click here.
To access Start In Wisconsin’s calendar of events for entrepreneurs, click here.

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Onboarding for Employee Retention

SBDCJune 1, 2022 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Lately, everyone is talking about "The Great Resignation" and its impact on employee staffing across nearly every industry. So what is an employer to do? While recruitment and hiring are key elements of the process, successfully retaining new employees requires more than just an offer letter.

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Fee: $99.00



June - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCJune 1, 2022 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin?

Join us for our 3-part live-stream webinar: First Steps to Starting a Business. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics:

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: No Cost



NSF Program Overview & Project Planning

CTCJune 2, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Find out if your R&D project qualifies for funding through the National Science Foundation's SBIR or STTR programs and learn how to lay the groundwork for your NSF SBIR/STTR project. In this virtual training we'll discuss the steps needed to get your proposal started, how to communicate ...

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Fee: No Cost



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

CTCJune 8, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Do you plan to submit to NSF this June? If so, please register with CTC to participate in our free Presubmission Panel Review. CTC, in collaboration with a panel of expert reviewers, will simulate the NSF review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the June close of...

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Fee: No Cost



Anatomy of a Term Sheet

CTCJune 21, 2022 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

The SBIR Advance program is aimed at helping you achieve commercial milestones to gain traction for investor readiness, but what happens once you get your foot in the door? It is likely you will have conversations with investors about term sheets. This session will cover term sheet basics an...

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Fee: No Cost



$4 Billion in Federal Money to Drive Small Business Innovation - In Person Event

CTCJune 22, 2022 | 9:00AM | UW Stevens Point, Prevail Bank - Community Room, Prevail Bank

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us for this in person event!

Are you tired of passing on innovating because your small business doesn't have the funds to develop new products? The Small Business Administration has programs that are designed to provide funds to help the private-sector commercialize t...

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Fee: No Cost



Launch into Leadership

SBDCJune 23, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Taking on new supervisory responsibilities is a great opportunity and challenge. Many in supervisory roles have learned either by trial and error or by following what was done by their predecessor. In most cases, this is not a very effective strategy. This webinar series will start you in the rig...

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Fee: $269.00



$4 Billion in Federal Money to Drive Small Business Innovation - In Person Event

CTCJune 28, 2022 | 9:00AM | UW Green Bay, L.G. Wood Hall, Room WH202

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Are you tired of passing on innovating because your small business doesn't have the funds to develop new products? The Small Business Administration has programs that are designed to provide funds to help the private-sector commercialize technological innovations in a wide range ...

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Fee: No Cost



Biz Smart Sprint

SBDCJuly 14, 2022 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

To learn more about this course, visit https://sbdc.wisc.edu/start-a-business/biz-smart-sprint/

Participants must register for all 6 dates.

Biz Smart Sprint is your introduction into the world of entrepreneurship. In this live, virtual 6-week course, you will learn the building blo...

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Fee: $179.00



Motivation & Resilience: Thriving in Times of Change

SBDCJuly 21, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

The last few years have asked both us as leaders and the members of our team to adjust, adapt, reimagine, pivot our operations, pivot again, and change - and for many organizations, it seems likely that those patterns will continue into the foreseeable future. Given that, how can we as leaders be...

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Fee: $279.00



Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

SBDCJuly 27, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential is a program designed to help you with practical to achieve lasting, sustainable results through people. This course will enable you to sharpen your skills in four fundamental areas of leadership: self-awareness, learning agility, communication, and influence....

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Fee: $269.00



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCAugust 3, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

All leaders deal with conflict in one form or another. In this class you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will see conflict to clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions t...

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Fee: $269.00



August - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCAugust 3, 2022 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin?

Join us for our 3-part live-stream webinar: First Steps to Starting a Business. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics:

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: No Cost



Communication & Delegation

SBDCAugust 10, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Whether you are communicating with your employees, customers, or suppliers your ability to express yourself well and understand others is a major factor of your success. For this course, you will have the opportunity to take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to better understand your ...

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Fee: $309.00



A+ Decision Making: Choose The Right Strategy The First Time

SBDCAugust 15, 2022 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

CTCAugust 15, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Do you plan to submit to NIH this September? Please register with CTC to participate in our free Presubmission Panel Review. CTC, in collaboration with a panel of expert reviewers, will simulate the NIH review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the September deadl...

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Fee: No Cost



Demystifying the Pro Forma: Building Financial Projections

SBDCAugust 17, 2022 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Learn more at UW-Madison SBDC - https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/demystifying-pro-forma/

By joining us for this overview session, you will build a solid foundation of concepts that can help you under...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 13, 2022 | 5:30PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Business Basics

Do it right with a solid, researched and tested plan for optimum success. Beneficial for pre-venture through mature businesses in any industry and any size. Learn from the experts and those who have 'been there done that'. Find out if customers want what you have to offer and what they are wil...

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Fee: $250.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Superior

SBDCSeptember 28, 2022 | 5:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, Superior

ETP is an intensive business-planning training program designed to help participants who want to start a new business, grow an existing business, or make a substantial business pivot that requires viewing the business with a new perspective.

The focus of the program is to help you com...

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Fee: $250.00



October - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCOctober 5, 2022 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin?

Join us for our 3-part live-stream webinar: First Steps to Starting a Business. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics:

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management: Building Financial Confidence in your Business

SBDCOctober 25, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Must register through UW-Madison SBDC - https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/financial-management/

If you as an entrepreneur or business manager are looking for the answers and solutions to these sorts of q...

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Fee: $490.00