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Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs

MADISON – Thanks to a key strategic partnership with the UW System, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is investing more than $2.6 million in Wisconsin’s small businesses.

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.

$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 at University of Wisconsin System to host popular FaBcap Accelerator and Scaler Series

MADISON – A popular program for Wisconsin food and beverage businesses has opened its 2020-21 application period with a shift in an ongoing collaboration.

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.

Seed fund brings 10 innovative UW System ideas to life

MADISON – Over $300,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 small businesses in the latest round of awards in the Ideadvance Seed Fund program fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Wisconsin.

Ideadvance Seed Fund pursues past and present UW System colleagues

MADISON, Wis. – Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that could contribute to Wisconsin’s “knowledge economy.

Navigating the New Economy means growing what we have and need

RICHLAND CENTER — Wisconsin has a lot going for it — in some cases even more than people think — so understanding and helping local economies thrive is key to our future.

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.

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.