Cohort-Based Assistance

The Rural Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Initiative supports the development of rural entrepreneurial ecosystems across the state of Wisconsin.

Cohort-Based Assistance

We provide cohort-based technical assistance for rural entrepreneurs in underserved places, industries, and size categories. Our technical assistance focuses on idea-stage entrepreneurs, remote rural entrepreneurs, and industries that require specialized knowledge (e.g. childcare, food businesses, farm-based ventures).

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Extension’s Rural Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Initiative Offers Multiple Ways to Engage

UW–Madison Extension’s Community Economic Development Program is equipping entrepreneurs with the business skills and sector-specific information necessary to succeed in new entrepreneurial ventures. The Rural Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Initiative provides UW research and education to entrepreneurs and economic development practitioners who are interested in supporting entrepreneurial activity in rural communities.

Start Strong: Start Your Own Business

Got a Great Business Idea? Learn the fundamentals of starting a business in this four-part workshop series organized by the Viroqua Chamber and UW Extension.

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