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2 Wisconsin SBDC clients recognized at White House event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Wisconsin business owners were among five America’s SBDC clients who visited the White House Aug.

SBIR Road Tour draws strong attendance in Madison

Dave Linz of the Center for Technology Commercialization and UW Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen touch base before the lunch panel at the SBIR Road Tour.

Food Finance Institute leader: Amazon ownership of Whole Foods could play well for small food brands

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market will be a disruptor of the food industry but might be an opportunity for businesses looking to boost food sales online, according to the Food Finance Institute’s Tera Johnson.

High-tech small businesses could receive up to $75,000 from SBIR Advance matching grant

MADISON – UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $75,000 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.

Transforming innovative UW System ideas into new businesses: $200,000 awarded by Ideadvance Seed Fund

MADISON – Up to $200,000 in grants will be awarded to five small businesses in the latest round of awards in the Ideadvance program fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Wisconsin.

Eau Claire inventor of life-saving compass for firefighters wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

MADISON – An Eau Claire fire captain who invented an eight-directional compass to save firefighters who become disoriented in a blaze has won the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

SBA’s Small Business Innovation National Road Tour is coming to Madison

MADISON – The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin on July 18, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn more about America’s largest seed fund for research and development.

Food Consultant, Food Financial Analyst training and certification available

MADISON — The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is offering two training and certification sessions for people interested in taking Food and Beverage (FaB) businesses to the next level.

Ideadvance Seed Fund now open to many UW System alumni

  MADISON, Wis. – Innovators from across the UW System with a business idea that could contribute to Wisconsin’s “knowledge economy” are invited to apply for the Ideadvance program.

UW-Eau Claire SBDC honored by Small Business Administration

EAU CLAIRE – The UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center and Director Luke Kempen (above, left) have been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship by the Wisconsin district of the U.