New location for 2019:
Venue 42 at Milwaukee Brewing Co. in Milwaukee!

The two-day 17th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference is one of the Midwest’s premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from ‘treps who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding. These businesses cover a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and from business services to consulting.

Interested in how to tap into local resources? 
Come find out how when our very own Dave Linz discusses the topic during the Wednesday 6/5 10AM panel in the Succeed track.

Access the recording of CTC's USDA Essentials Webinar and explore the versatility of the USDA SBIR Program

On May 30th, the CTC hosted a webinar on the USDA SBIR Program.  Discover how your technology may be a fit for the USDA.  You may be surprised on what USDA funds.

Still not sure where your technology fits?

Find the Appropriate SBIR/STTR Agency and Topic

With 11 different agencies, multiple deadlines, a choice between grants and contracts- how do you begin to search for the right SBIR/STTR opportunity for your company?  Make your search a bit easier with the following how-to advice.

DOD Pre-release

DoD SBIR 19.2 and STTR 19.B Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) are now in pre-release:


Summer NSF I-Corps cohort

Open to faculty and students at five area universities, Milwaukee’s I-Corps program links business mentors with academic participants to investigate the prospect of commercializing research ideas.
Read more about the application process and what you could gain from this great program!

Spring National
SBIR/STTR Conference

SBIR/STTR programs are the nation's largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business. At this conference you'll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) and to commercialize your technological innovations.
Learn more about the conference.

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June 4-5, 2019
Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
Wisconsin Tech Council

June 17-19, 2019
SBIR/STTR National Conference
Boston, MA

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6/14/2019 - 12/12/2019

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