The Wisconsin Innovation Index is your guide to Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial assets. It maps our statewide corporate WIN member network of entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, accelerators, academic resources, companies, professional service firms and government resources tied to the growth of Wisconsin’s high-tech economy. CLICK HERE to view a map of these innovators.
The WEA Trust has a long history of serving Wisconsin. Since 1970, we’ve provided quality group insurance plans—with exceptional service at competitive prices—to Wisconsin public employees and their families. Our history began by insuring public school employees and today we insure state, county and all other municipal employees.
Wellntel is a groundwater information system. With Wellntel, well owners can see current water level, water level over time, when pumping, and the information can be compared to previous periods and other factors like rainfall.
WHEFA, created by the Legislature in 1973 (Chapter 231, Wisconsin Statutes), has been providing active capital financing assistance to Wisconsin non-profit health care institutions since 1979. Over the years, the Wisconsin legislature has expanded the types of nonprofit entities eligible for WHEFA financing assistance from just hospitals and other health care entities, to also include independent colleges and universities, certain continuing care facilities, private elementary and secondary schools, research facilities, and community rehabilitation providers. In July 2013, WHEFA’s charter was permanently expanded to permit all Wisconsin 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations access to WHEFA’s low-cost capital financing.
The mission of the Whitewater University Technology Park is to create and foster durable businesses and jobs through a close alignment of UW-Whitewater’s research and educational competencies and the resources of the City of Whitewater.The Park serves as a foundation for a diversified and robust regional economy through the attraction of new residents, utilization of UW-Whitewater faculty, staff and student expertise and the retention of alumni talent.
The mission statement of the WSAF is to identify,capitalize and actively mentor Wisconsin-based, early-stage, high-growth companies to exit, with the objective of earning an internal rate of return in excess of 20%, targeting exits within 3 to 5 years of each initial investment.
Windermere was founded to create an investment advisory organization that would serve the investment advisory needs of clients better than any other firm. We believed that if we helped clients define and achieve their vision of financial peace of mind, we would have delivered on that promise.
The Winnebago Seed Fund is managed by David Trotter, Managing Director of the Fund’s General Partner, Winnebago Capital Partners. Trotter is a Northeast Wisconsin native and Fox Valley resident. Trotter holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Marquette University’s Applied Investment Management Program, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designations. He most recently spent several years as a portfolio manager in Neenah, WI, managing over $350 million dollars in client assets. Trotter worked closely with local business leaders to develop criteria for a fund focusing on Fox Valley entrepreneurs and startup companies. The result is the Winnebago Seed Fund.
Yes, we know Wipfli (pronounced WIP-fle) is a funny name. We’ve been told it sounds like a character out of a Jane Austen novel. One can almost hear a British lord calling out, “Wipfli, bring the tea ’round, would you, my good man.” But we digress.
With Wipfli, you gain the significant resources of a large consulting firm while enjoying the personal service of a small firm. Since 1930, Wipfli has been creating value and securing the future of our clients, their businesses, and the community at large. As we look to the future, we continue to strive to be the firm of choice, fueling the success of clients across multiple industries.
Wisconsin Investment and Strategic Capital Partners, known as WISC Partners, is committed to building wealth by providing Strategic Operating Capital to entrepreneurs who have the potential to build great companies that solve important customer problems.
Committed to the healthy development of women and families; continuing to be a voice for all who wish to utilize our services. WAAW does not discriminate based on color, race, gender or religious affiliation.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is the private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of the world’s great research universities. WARF was founded in 1925 and is a pioneer and innovator among university-based technology transfer offices.
Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities working together for educational opportunity.
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is the official organization of Wisconsin’s 24 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. WAICU is dedicated to expanding educational opportunity for students and is nationally recognized for its innovative programming to control college costs and for its partnerships with employers to provide skilled graduates.
WMEP is an affiliate the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s national Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a national network of 59 centers that provide assistance to small and midsize manufacturers.
As Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency, with more than 600 regional and local partners, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) fosters the cooperation necessary to support job creation. Our collaborative, customer-centric approach aligns resources, partners and industries to accelerate long-term, sustainable growth. As a public-private entity formed to drive business development in Wisconsin, we are uniquely positioned to deploy funds where they are most needed to maximize economic opportunity. Our structure allows us to be adaptable so that we can respond quickly to changing economic conditions.