The Wisconsin Innovation Index is your guide to Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial assets. It maps our statewide corporate network of investors, incubators, accelerators, academic resources, professional service firms, regional economic development groups and government resources tied to the growth of Wisconsin’s high-tech economy.
Carroll University provides a superior education, rooted in its Presbyterian and liberal arts heritage, and draws upon its Christian tradition to prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global society.
The Center for Technology Commercialization provides one-on-one assistance to early-stage emerging technology businesses throughout Wisconsin. Center consultants are experts in commercialization processes. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have collaborated in acquiring over $100 million in federal and other funding for our clients.
Our organization was created in 2005 under the name of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network in order to bring together advocates of economic development and experts in technology and commercialization to work with our clients and help them acheive commercialization success.
The Center for Technology Commercialization is supported by the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX), the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). We are a part of the UW-Extension Division for Business and Entrepreneurship.
Centergy is an economic development corporation representing central Wisconsin. Our region is economically diverse, with a wide range of progressive, innovative businesses and industries — most notable are advanced manufacturing, emerging sustainable and bio-based technologies, and leading health care. We value tradition, quality of life and safeguarding our future. Because we know how to enjoy life and we have so many businesses and organizations engaged in highly sophisticated activities that serve the betterment of life, we say that our specialty is “Life. Science.”
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council (CWCAC) strives to lift people out of poverty and into a better quality of life. We are a private not-for-profit corporation established in 1966 under the Economic Opportunity Act as part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty. CWCAC operates a variety of state and federal programs to assist low-income families in becoming self-sufficient and to help our communities grow and prosper.
The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center (CVIC) was formed in 1986 in response to a growing need within the Chippewa Valley for low cost, appropriately sized space for businesses in the early stages of development. Today, the facility continues to serve as an incubation center for manufacturing and service related businesses who are in the transitional stages of going from a new business to an established business. Leases are set up in one-year increments, with each year’s cost increasing to assist the business in being prepared to pay market value rents when the 3-year incubation period is over.
The City of Two Rivers owns two business incubators. These business incubators can assist businesses looking to start up, expand, or relocate to our community. The incubator offers affordable, yet negotiable, space for lease for industrial businesses.
CMFG Ventures is the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group, a financially strong insurance company serving 95% of the U.S. credit unions for more than 80 years. Founded by credit union pioneers looking for a trusted financial partner, we continue to earn that trust by helping credit unions and hardworking Americans build financial security.
CMFG Ventures is looking for the next generation of like-minded entrepreneurs to help us continue our focus to serve credit unions and their members for years to come.
As a specialty chemical company, Columbus Chemical Industries, (CCI), focuses on the needs of its customers by providing customized, engineered and high-purity products for industries as diverse as semiconductor, medical device, energy, biotech and industrial manufacturing. CCI fulfills its vision of “Delivering Solutions through Chemistry” by partnering with customers to understand specific needs, developing unique chemical solutions and then producing products under stringent quality assurance standards. CCI’s team is very proud of the recognition they regularly receive for employee safety, environmentally conscious practices, and active involvement in community events.
Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the World. This mission is what drives us every day, and we aim to uphold it in every class, residence hall, and chapel service.
Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, CRBC is a full service mixed-use incubator for new and emerging entrepreneurial companies. We offer member businesses affordable space, support tools, resources and guidance to strengthen their business success and graduation into the community.
Cream City Labs enables our workforce to connect with creative thinkers and digital innovators – both within and outside of our company – as we continue to work with the startup community as an investor, commercial partner, customer and mentor. It is a dedicated space for mentoring, co-location and innovation-focused events, such as hackathons, community meetups, STEM programming and training workshops.
Our mission is to provide customized solutions exclusively for corporate space users by offering fully integrated services that align their real estate needs with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations.