ALL YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
Want a little business advice? No problem. Need funding to get your project off the ground? We can help with that too. Our tenants and clients have access to a number of government grants and micro-loans, as well as a tenant revolving loan fund. And that’s just the start.
As part of the Technology Innovation Center at Research Park, you’ll enjoy the support of a wide range of government, corporate, university and medical partners committed to your success, including the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Below is a list of organizations that support start-ups and entrepreneurs.
ASSISTANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
The Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC)
As part of the statewide Wisconsin SBDC Network, WISC helps clients make informed decisions by providing research on market opportunities, customers and competition. Inventors can see the feasibility of a new product idea, identify licensing partners, and solve manufacturing and distribution challenges. Business owners gain competitive advantage through primary research results, helping them to grow and improve their companies.
BizStarts works with entrepreneurs, service providers, capital connections and other resources to help launch and grow new companies that will create sustainable jobs. Through one-on-one meetings, market assessment, team assessment, financial preparation and more, they stay with you every step of the way until you succeed.
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
WWBIC is a statewide economic development corporation that provides quality business education and financing to Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Their dedicated staff provides top-notch programs and service to help both women and men launch and expand small businesses.
gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year they invest up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during their 12-week accelerator program. They support the growth of these startups through a network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.
BioForward advocate actively on their members’ behalf to create investment and partnership opportunities, attract and retain the very best people, and support public policy that fosters their continued growth. They provide member-support services that include networking opportunities, online resources and group purchasing programs.
ConnectED introduces businesses and communities to the resources they need to succeed. Think of it as a one-stop-shop for the support you need to launch, improve or expand your business or community In Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Small Business Development Centers
Access the power of your University with Wisconsin SBDC Network professional business consultants. Get knowledge, tools and connections that work for you. Identify market opportunities and make informed decisions so you can build wealth.
707 Hub at Marquette University
Part of the Office of Research and Innovation, the 707 Hub is a space designed to foster collaboration and innovation. They offer unique spaces for meetings, presentations and events. Here, you’ll find inspiration, partnerships and the knowledge to Be The Difference.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
By providing mentorship and sharing ethically sound business practices, SCORE's nationwide initiatives help entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages in their professional lives.
Tired of up and down sales? Attend one of Sandler's complementary training sessions designed to make you an expert in a business development processes that leads to an increase in top-line revenues.
This human development group will help you address the energetic and emotional human components behind innovation, motivation and collaboration generating sustainable human and business success. Located on the third floor, they provide coaching classes, strategy meetings, training, and curriculum development to several of our clients.
Advice on your next marketing promotion is conveniently located on the ground floor of our building! Stop in any time for coffee or visit their website for more information.
Located on the ground floor of our building, the Tosa Chamber is a business association representing companies in and around the west suburban Milwaukee community. Members have access to eight area chamber networking events: Brookfield, Germantown, Greenfield, Muskego, South Suburban, West Allis/West Milwaukee, Butler and Wauwatosa.
Wisconsin Procurement Institute
This non-profit organization assists some of our clients with Government contracting - helping firms successfully enter and develop their Government market segment.
Located on the third floor is a boutique law practice ready to assist technology companies in securing revenue and developing best business practices in licensing services arrangements, and ventures. The firm also assists businesses with transactions to acquire products and services to meet their technology needs.
The Technology Innovation Center micro loan program is available to its clients and tenants. Research development funds and grants are also available to entrepreneurs in the building. Contact the office for more information.
Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network
Silicon Pastures is a group of angel investors who meet monthly to assess business plan proposals and share due diligence on possible transactions. The group prefers to invest in companies that use technology to solve problems and favors companies that use technology to organize, optimize, and accelerate business processes.
Golden Angels Investors is not a fund; its members make individual investment decisions under terms negotiated with entrepreneurs. The opportunity assessment and review processes are member led.
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