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The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College partners with many organizations to provide opportunities for entreprenuers to network, learn and grow. Learn more about these partnerships and view our upcoming events below.
Startup Appleton Week is part of Startup Wisconsin, an effort founded in 2016 that is focused on advancing and developing Wisconsin's tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. The Startup Wisconsin network consists of several cities around the state who will simultaneously participate in Startup Wisconsin Week in November hosting over 100 virtual events. Some of the cities in the network are Oshkosh, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, Madison and Milwaukee. Check back for details in the coming months.
A weekly gathering to engage local entrepreneurs to share their stories, and milestones. Combining caffeine and the Appleton community never sounded better. Join us every Wednesday
Create your profile and get connected to Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center’s global entrepreneurship and small business network. Who do you want to meet? With Harness you will find people that could have taken you years to meet via “traditional” networking. Looking for resources? Find the professional service providers and experts in our network that are here because they want to help you. It’s easy to reach them with Harness. Need to find talent to join your startup or small business? Harness connects you to the people that become your employees. Looking for insight about a current challenge? Share your challenge with the Harness network and crowdsource the solution that works for you. Harness is a community created by startup entrepreneurs for startup entrepreneurs. It’s pretty great. Check it out and see for yourself.
More information coming soon.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Do you have 4 minutes? Give us your best pitch!
What’s your big idea? We want to hear all about it. Will it change the world? Solve a problem? Meet a need? Apply now and participate in Fast Pitch! Presenters have 4 minutes for their fast pitch presentation and will have up to 2 minutes for Q & A. The top two winners from the contest will receive prize money - $1,000 cash prize for first place, $500 for second place.
The first place winner will then advance to the NEW Launch Alliance Regional Pitch event on December 2, where they will compete for additional funding for their business ideas and broad investor attention. Prize money for first place at the regional event is $3,000 and $2,000 for second place.
Join us for a day of shopping all things local and handmade. In celebration of local entrepreneurs & artisans, the FVTC Venture Center and WWBIC Northeast Wisconsin, invite you to shop the Pop-Up Marketplace. The Pop-Up Marketplace features local Northeast Wisconsin startups and small business owners who make/grow artisan treats, eats and products. Show up and support the local businesses in your backyard. Check back for details in the coming months.
The Venture Center and FVTC are members of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).