The Ideadvance Seed Fund encourages small businesses looking to solve problems in new ways and diversify into new markets to apply by July 21.
Stage 1 programs are designed to reduce business and technical risk so you can attract customers, partners or other critical funding milestones. Pairing with a UW System faculty, staff, student or alumni is required, and gives your business a chance to incorporate local talent, energy and technical know-how. Successful Stage 1 companies are eligible for Stage 2 funding to expand your customer acquisition and follow-on funding strategies.
Great business ideas exist across the state, from education to manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare and more. The Ideadvance Seed Fund and dedicated business advisors will help you explore critical innovative directions, identify milestones, and support you ‘out’ of your comfort zone in order to help you start, scale and expand.