Wisconsin CTC helps you plug into learning for your entire entrepreneurial journey. Through our informative newsletter, nationally recognized conferences, statewide events and hands-on workshops for continual development. Our connection to the wider network of Wisconsin resources and partners allows our clients to participate in a variety of events at various price ranges, including free.
Explore Learning Opportunities to Elevate Your Experiences
We at CTC keep saying this, but here it is again….Now is the time to innovate! Use this time productively and learn as much as you can while planning your business’ next steps in an uncertain climate. CTC will be hosting weekly or bi-weekly “Quick Chats”, where experts from various agencies, organizations, and programs will share their experience with CTC.
These 20-30 min chats are a great way to get an introduction to new resources, funding, and programs.
CTC values relationships with their Wisconsin partners. It takes collaboration to build a strong Wisconsin entrepreneurial ecosystem that helps push tech startups toward commercialization through training, funding and mentorship:
WEDC’s initiatives spur entrepreneurial activity by providing direct capital infusions and incenting investments through angel and venture tax credits to help support startups from seed to growth stage. Their statewide network offers entrepreneurial support services, makes early stage investments in technology-based companies and provides assistance to keep your venture moving forward.
The primary purpose of the UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is to support research and innovation at UWM by providing funding for scholarships and grants and by engaging in corporate partnering activities to that end.
The Office of Technology Development, or OTD, is MCW’s “technology transfer” office. This office manages MCW discoveries, inventions and other intellectual property assets and advance the technology from Patents to Patients®.
WiSys Technology Foundation was established in 2000 and is an independent, nonprofit supporting organization for the UW System. WiSys advances scientific research throughout the state by patenting technologies developed out of the universities and licensing these inventions to companies capable of developing them to benefit Wisconsin and beyond.
Wisconsin Technology Council is the science and technology advisor to the Governor and the Legislature. It is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan board with members from tech companies, venture capital firms, higher education, research institutions, government and law.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is the private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. WARF’s mission is to support, aid and encourage UW–Madison research by protecting its discoveries and licensing them to commercial partners for beneficial use in the real world.
The Milwaukee I-Corps Site is a joint project of the academic institutions in the Milwaukee region to accelerate ideas using the proven I-Corps methodology. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Program, the Site fosters commercialization of applied academic research and faculty/student innovation; builds an innovation/commercialization network that supports faculty and/or student ventures; and broadens the pool of students and faculty fluent in Lean LaunchPad (LLP) methodology.
Using innovative mechanisms, CTSI members work to translate research discoveries more quickly into preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients. Consortium members share resources, technology, knowledge and expertise to work towards those goals.
The Milwaukee 7 is the regional economic development partnership of the seven counties of southeast Wisconsin, united around an agenda to expand and attract world-class businesses and talent to the Milwaukee Region.
D2P provides resources that can help transform innovations originating at UW–Madison into products and services that change the world. Three ways they offer assistance are direct mentorship, help navigating UW’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, training.