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Food Finance Institute to help businesses become more resilient in COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

A program boosting the financial resilience and growth of the food, beverage and value-added agriculture sector has received a $370,000 federal grant to deepen its work in Wisconsin and across the country.

17th 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.

New website offers entrepreneurs access to local resources, events and networking connections

A new website will help Wisconsin entrepreneurs connect with resources, events and experts tailored to their specific needs and based in their communities.

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.

$600,000 in state matching grants advance 6 innovative small businesses

Six small businesses in Wisconsin will receive $100,000 each to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding.

Food Finance Institute FaBcap Accelerator chooses 10 businesses for Class of 2020-21

MADISON – Ten emerging food and beverage sector entrepreneurs have been selected to join the Food Finance Institute (FFI) FaBcap Accelerator.

SBDC at UW-Superior honored as Center of Year

SUPERIOR – The UW-Superior Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Director Andy Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years.

SBDC Releases Free COVID Response Guide for Entrepreneurs

Since 1980, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison has been supporting entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses. This year was meant to be a celebration of the statewide organization’s 40-year anniversary – yet it was just days before SBDC Day March 18 when it became clear how far-reaching the impacts of the coronavirus were going to be.

Merrill promoted to associate state director in Wisconsin SBDC Network

MADISON – Colleen Merrill, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Oshkosh since 2013, has been named associate state director for strategic operations and special projects for the Wisconsin SBDC Network.

Somes-Booher named Wisconsin SBDC Network’s 2020 ‘State Star’

MADISON – Michelle Somes-Booher, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison since 2016, has been named by her peers as the Wisconsin network’s 2020 State Star.