New North, Inc. initiated the NEW Launch Alliance to create a more connected, robust, resourceful and productive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northeast Wisconsin. We realize a strong strategy for the region’s growth is led by creative business ideas that are turned into new companies.
We are proud of corporations across our region that have a rich history of engineering and manufacturing new products. The list of innovations includes military vehicles, warships, vaccine clinical structures, two-stage snow blowers, packaging for the food industry, supply-chain global logistics and analytical software, bathroom touchless taps, smart toilets, and the future U.S. Postal Service trucks. These discoveries all come out of our New North Region — and so do mentors. It all starts with an idea, which then gets developed, financed and launched.
With this article, we wish to highlight examples from our region that may today be at the stage of creative ideas, prototype or a small business. With support of regional assets, we anticipate someday featuring them as mega companies, paying it forward with stories of their journey to future startups in Northeast Wisconsin.
Creativity abounds in our STEM-led high schools and postsecondary schools. Some of the ideas include:
Small businesses were launched related to machinery, equipment and transportation devices:
Food and beverage innovations took off this past year:
Not to be outdone, advancements in health care took center stage:
Lastly, we wish to highlight our three regional pitch winners with their technology-based businesses:
Hang on East and West coasts. We are the Fresh Coast and making waves in innovation.
Company: New North, Inc.
Innovation: NEW Launch Alliance
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