The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College partners with many organizations to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners to network, learn and grow. Learn more about these partnerships, view our upcoming events and uncover new ways to elevate your business.

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Upcoming Events

National Entrepreneurship Week

National Entrepreneurship Week

Details: National Entrepreneurship Week is a congressionally chartered week dedicated to empowering entrepreneurship across the United States. The annual initiative was relaunched in 2017 at National Entrepreneurship Week to bring together a network of partners from Maui to Miami to educate, engage, and build equitable access to America's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. Read the relaunch story below. 

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Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest | June 2022

Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

When: Submit Your Idea by January 31, 2022

Details: The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-enabled businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high-quality education, management talent and possible sources of capital.

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Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program

Details: The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program pairs emerging businesses (protégés) with established, knowledgeable and committed companies (mentors) to help provide exposure, resources and guidance in order to reach the next level of business growth. 

Mentor and protégé companies are expected to participate in program events and presentations, as well as meet monthly with their paired business during their time in the program. Through these activities, protégé companies can become empowered to pursue their business goals, and mentor companies can take an active role in enhancing the northeastern Wisconsin business community.

The program is currently seeking more mentors and protégés for its next session.

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Northeast Wisconsin Digital Marketing Summit

Tuesday, May 17
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grand Meridian, Appleton, WI

Keynote by Davide Brier

The 2022 Northeast Wisconsin Digital Marketing Summit presented by the Heart of the Valley Chamber is brand new event that brings together experts, innovators and industry leaders for a jam-packed day that will help take your marketing strategies to the next level.

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Fox Valley Technical College
5 Systems Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

Email: Venture Center
P: 920-996-2949


The Venture Center and FVTC are members of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).