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$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.

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.

Effort to increase profitability of Wisconsin farm businesses

MADISON – An initiative to build profitable farm businesses in Wisconsin is launching with events this summer and fall.

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.