NBIA FTI 2009


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Sponsors

BCC ResearchBCC Research
For more than 40 years, BCC Research has been a leader in market research reports and in-depth industry analysis. BCC serves many of the world's largest companies, incubators/startups, colleges/universities and technology transfer/intellectual property groups throughout the world.
www.bccresearch.com

incuTrackCybergroup, Inc.
incuTrack™ is a comprehensive, secure, Web based information tracking and reporting system designed specifically for business incubators and accelerators.  incuTrack helps you automate and manage all aspects of your incubator — providing an effective and economical solution that has been deployed in dozens of incubators worldwide.
www.incutrack.com

EquityNetEigerlab
EIGERlab is a centrally located, state-of-the-art mixed-use incubator serving the region with leading edge business and engineering support services. Whether you're an entrepreneur, inventor, a start-up, an existing company or a company interested in expansion, EIGERlab is our community one-stop shop for business.
www.eigerlab.org

EquityNetEquityNet
EquityNet is a patented, Web-based software system that incubators, capital providers and advisors use to support and monitor business planning and maturation. Entrepreneurs use EquityNet to model, analyze and plan an operational business – providing a knowledge path to success.
www.equitynet.com

Gateway Technical College Wisconsin
Gateway Technical College Wisconsin collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students, employers and communities. Gateway offers instructional programs from its campuses and through distance-learning opportunities, such as online courses, to approximately 29,000 students annually. Approximately 5,000 full-time equivalent students are registered in more than 65 career training programs.
www.gtc.edu

Greater Milwaukee Committee
The Greater Milwaukee Committee is a private sector civic organization whose mission is to contribute to the cultural and economic base of the Milwaukee Metropolitan area. The organization was formed in the late 1940s and is comprised of leaders in business, the professions, labor, education, philanthropy and nonprofit community development.
www.gmconline.org

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.
www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org

Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation Madison Gas and Electric
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), an investor owned utility, generates and distributes electricity to 139,000 customers in Dane County and purchases and distributes natural gas to 144,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. Active in the Madison community for more than 150 years, MGE currently supports and sponsors five incubators in its service territory.  
www.mge.com

Milwaukee Economic Development CorporationMilwaukee Economic Development Corporation
The Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) serves Milwaukee businesses by providing low-interest loans. Our approach is unique in that we share the risk with all participants in a project, lend in partnership with a bank and lend funds at a higher risk level in order to increase the feasibility of a project. We work closely with the City of Milwaukee and the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) and are available to help every step of the way. We have many resources available to assist in financing your business and to deal with any environmental issues. Our goal is to give you the financial resources you need to grow, while facilitating business investment that will benefit Milwaukee through new employment opportunities, job retention and neighborhood stabilization.
www.medconline.com

GrowthWheelStartup Company
Startup Company is the creator of the GrowthWheel® – a systematic and creative tool used by business advisors to help start-ups make decisions and take action. The GrowthWheel is available on a license basis, and today hundreds of advisors have been certified in using the GrowthWheel method.
www.growthwheel.com/en/

Turnstone, a Steelcase CompanyTurnstone, a Steelcase Company
Turnstone creates smart and simple furniture solutions inspired by the creativity and energy of emerging companies. We aspire to provide work environments that bring out their best … however they want to work.
www.turnstonefurniture.com

UPSUPS
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. 
www.ups.com


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation We Energies
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than 1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin.
www.we-energies.com


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Wisconsin Business Incubation Association
The Wisconsin Business Incubation Association educates, inspires and advocates on behalf of entrepreneurs by providing incubation facilities and networking resources for its 70 members. By promoting the success of small start-up businesses, WBIA works to create jobs and strengthen local economies throughout Wisconsin.
www.wbiastate.org


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), formed in 2011 as a public-private entity, leads economic development efforts for the state and nurtures business growth and job creation by advancing Wisconsin's business climate. In addition to the state's strong legacy industries of agriculture and manufacturing, recent economic growth has occurred in multiple specialty sectors: water technology, renewable energy, biomedical research and technology, healthcare systems and food processing. In 2012, Wisconsin was ranked No. 20 in CEO Magazine's "Best States for Business" list and No. 17 as a top state for business by CNBC. WEDC partners with more than 600 economic development organizations throughout the state to serve businesses looking to start, grow or relocate. WEDC has four core areas of focus: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and international business development. Follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.
www.wedc.org