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

Early Stage Symposium | November 9-10, 2022

The Wisconsin early stage investing conference features informative and inspiring speakers, presentation tracks, elevator pitch opportunities and investor introductions.

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Startup Week Wisconsin | November 14 - 18, 2022

Events Coming Soon

Coming Soon: Fast Pitch | November 2022

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? Presenters have only minutes for their fast pitch presentation. The top two winners from the contest will receive prize money.

More details announced soon.

Gener8tor Accelerator

Gener8tor Accelerator is accepting applications for high-growth startups through July 17. Six companies will be selected to participate in a 12-week concierge program tat includes $100K investments, mentoring and investment connections.

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Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program

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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Mid-Day Women’s Alliance 5th annual Entrepreneur Grant Program

To help support women entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Appleton area, Mid-Day Women’s Alliance (MDWA) in collaboration with CAP Services Inc., is hosting the 5th Annual Fox Cities Women’s Entrepreneurship Grant Program (FCWEGP).

This program, through a competitive application process, will provide one local female business owner with a $2000 grant and over $2500 in business coaching services and networking opportunities each year. 

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National Entrepreneurship Week

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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Main Street Bounceback Grants | Extended until 12/31/2022

The program will provide grants to approved entities with the capacity to deploy rapid response grants to businesses opening locations in vacant commercial spaces. The grants are to assist the business with costs associated with leases, mortgages, operational expenses and other business costs related to the newly opened location. 

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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).