This annual event aims to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. Contest categories are advanced manufacturing, business services, information technology and life sciences.
WSB Entrepreneurial Training Program
This grant-based program is presented in cooperation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to qualified applicants. Includes: BizSmart Training for Entrepreneurs, one-on-one consulting and expert business plan review.
SBIR Advance Program
The SBIR Advance program provides up to $100,000 in state match funding, training, and other resources to incorporated Wisconsin startups to advance the commercialization of technology funded by Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.
SBIR/STTR Micro Grants
Micro Grants provide funding for those starting or expanding a technology-based business in Wisconsin to support the development of commercialization plans, comprehensive business plans, and/or Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant assistance.
SBIR Ready Bootcamp
SBIR Ready Bootcamp introduces graduate/doctoral students and early-career scientists to federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Successful teams qualify for grant funding to complete market research.