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Ideadvance Seed Fund attracts diverse applications with expanded eligibility

Up to $220,000 in grants will be made available to 12 companies diverse in business stage, idea and ownership in the latest round of awards by the Ideadvance Seed Fund.

18th round of SBIR Advance funding opens for high-tech small businesses

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Aerospace collaboration to benefit small businesses, Air National Guard

A unique new military-civilian collaboration to promote aerospace innovation in Wisconsin has received a competitive federal grant.

Meschke named in new role as economic development outreach manager

Melissa Meschke, center director at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point, has been named the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship’s economic development outreach manager.

Food Finance Institute founder Tera Johnson hands over leadership to Sarah Larson

MADISON – Tera Johnson, who founded the Food Finance Institute (FFI) in 2014 to make sophisticated financial technical assistance available for every growing food, value-added agriculture and food systems enterprise, is leaving her position. Sarah Larson, FFI’s program manager, will take over as interim director starting Sept. 1.

Mitchell named Wisconsin SBDC Network’s 2021 ‘State Star’

Cheryl V. Mitchell, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Milwaukee, was honored posthumously by her peers as the Wisconsin network’s 2021 State Star.

Ideadvance Seed Fund opens 12th round of funding with expanded eligibility requirements and tracks for established Wisconsin businesses

Ideadvance Seed Fund encourages small businesses looking to solve problems in new ways and diversify into new markets to apply by July 9, 2021.

New Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors responds to increased market demand

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) will host a new Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors, a four-day training, running May 13 and 14 and June 17 and 18.

Eleven small businesses tap into $1,000,000 in state matching grants to bolster Wisconsin innovation

SBIR Advance’s latest round of funding is allowing 11 innovative small businesses to further their commercialization through SBIR match grants up to $75,000 for Phase I and $100,000 for Phase II.

Wisconsin SBDC celebrates #SBDCDay and helping clients secure $28.8 million in COVID-19 relief

In 2020, the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network helped clients impacted by COVID-19 receive $21.1 million in federal aid and $7.7 million in state aid. For that reason and many more, SBDC Day will take on extra significance in 2021.