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SBIR Advance opens 16th round of funding for high-tech small businesses

MADISON – 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.

Ideadvance Seed Fund expands female-owned entrepreneurship in Wisconsin

MADISON – Up to $275,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 small businesses, six of which are female-owned, in the latest round of awards by the Ideadvance Seed Fund.

Dave Linz retires from Center for Technology Commercialization after 15 years of supporting high-tech Wisconsin entrepreneurs

MILWAUKEE – After 15 years of significant work to advance high-tech businesses in Wisconsin, Associate Director Dave Linz is retiring this month from the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC).

Wisconsin SBDC Network to assist businesses with disaster loan applications

MADISON, Wis.—The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

$825,000 in state matching grants advance 9 high-tech small businesses

MADISON – Nine small businesses in Wisconsin will receive matching grants to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding. Three businesses, selected for Phase I, will receive $75,000 each, and six Phase II businesses will receive $100,000.

Wisconsin SBDC offers 1-on-1 assistance to maximize exports

MADISON — The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network wants businesses across the state to find new markets for their products and services with the help of an international trade expert.

Wisconsin SBDC celebrates 40 years of helping businesses

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020 as one of the first SBDCs in the country.

Edible-Alpha® Live! brings food and ag impact investing to the center stage

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is hosting Edible-Alpha® Live!, a one-day event showcasing national leaders in the food and ag industry for podcast interviews and up-and-coming entrepreneurs for early look presentations focused on impact investing and innovation in the food and ag sector.

Ideadvance Seed Fund opens 11th round of funding to small businesses with UW System ties

Ideadvance Seed Fund encourages small businesses looking to solve problems in new ways and diversify into new markets to apply this spring.

Wisconsin Restaurant Initiative to boost vital industry

The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network is launching the Wisconsin Restaurant Initiative to improve the business performance of restaurants, a critical economic driver of jobs and tourism in the state.