Startup Hub provides centralized entrepreneurial support

Posted on Feb 25, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Jessica Thiel
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The Startup Hub has launched in Green Bay to provide startups, entrepreneurs and innovators with guidance and assistance in one centralized location.

The Startup Hub functions as a starting point for those seeking entrepreneurial resources in the Green Bay area. The resource, which got its start as a business incubator in 1987, moved to its current location on the edge of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campus in 2005. It adopted the name of the Startup Hub in early 2019 when it dramatically broadened its scope.

Today, the Startup Hub offers more resources and programming as well as connectivity to other entrepreneurial offerings in the area. It aims to help entrepreneurs tap into the entire community’s business resources.

The Startup Hub’s offerings are rooted in partnerships, including the small business services of partner organizations that reside in the facility: Green Bay Wisconsin SCORE Chapter 508, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Small Business Initiative & Entrepreneur Resource Center.

“We recognize entrepreneurs are passionate and knowledgeable about their craft, skill, product or field, but hear time and time again they aren’t the experts when it comes to licensing, permitting, accounting, legalities and other facets of starting or growing their business,” said Kelly Armstrong, vice president of economic development for the Greater Green Bay Chamber. “The Startup Hub is intended to be the starting point for all entrepreneurs and small business owners, no matter what stage of business they are in.”

That is a message reiterated by Craig Dickman, managing director of TitletownTech, which seeks to build, enable and invest in early-stage and existing businesses through an innovation lab, a venture studio and a venture fund.

“One of the things we have seen over and over in other communities that are successfully creating innovation and entrepreneurship is that it’s not about self-contained islands,” said Dickman. “The Startup Hub powered by the Greater Green Bay Chamber, will be a critical anchor point in connecting our entrepreneurial resources.”

Learn more here.