As a mixed-use business incubator catering to startup and early stage companies, the Innovation Center offers traditional incubator services such as office and laboratory space, business consultation, business education and workshops. Our state-of-the-art LEED Gold Certified sustainable facility offers 24/7 secured electronic access, high-speed fiber optic internet, and VOIP telephone service as needed.
Photos courtesy of Craig Schreiner, Kristen Burton, and Kristina Koslosky, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
Leases are negotiated between the Innovation Center Director and the tenant/client, subject to approval by the Whitewater Community Development Authority.
Our affiliate, partner, and corporate clients have access to our Mentor and Intern network, 24/7 access to the Innovation Center, and benefit from our business coaching services. Also, the partner and corporate clients have a dedicated suite and/or desk.
Polco aims to break the dysfunctional cycle of civic engagement by offering a new communication platform that gives citizens a way to voice their opinions and ideas.
MeeperBots, co-founder Jim Brandon, holds a working model of the company's Bluetooth-enabled motorized LEGO car at the Innovation Center in Whitewater, WI.
Scanalytics, Ideawake, and 65 Inc. will travel to Lambeau Field on October 17th to pitch at Rise of the Rest for a chance to win $100,000. Rise of the Rest aims to connect with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems.
Some of the recent accomplishments of just 12 of the many successful University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student entrepreneurs and entrepreneur alumni. Congratulations to all of them on their fantastic accomplishments!
Join Wisconsin Technology Council on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Wisconsin Brewing Co. in Verona from 6 to 9 p.m. for a casual evening of food, craft beer and live music to celebrate Wisconsin’s innovation and technology culture.
Founder of Scanalytics Inc. , UW-Whitewater graduate Joe Scanlin, says the software can help create "intelligent buildings" and provide an understanding of how everyone in a given space interacts.
The July 24th episode featured Henry Schwartz of MobCraft Beer. Schwartz discussed what makes MobCraft unique, his experience crowdfunding, and MobCraft's growth plans.
Thirty companies and nonprofit organizations have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. The winners will be announced at the public awards ceremony on 10/4. Good luck Classmunity!
Scanalytics earned first place in the Best Smart Building technology category at Viva Technology 2017, an IoT for business development competition.
After winning first place at Viva Technology, sponsored by Cisco, Scanalytics and Cisco began collaborating to create a new use for the smart floor technology.
The Governor's Business Plan Contest serves as a platform for up-and-coming ideas and companies. As Joe Scanlin recalled, "It was really refreshing to see how people from Wisconsin are out there solving real problems."
Classmunity is a fundraising management platform designed to help K-12 schools fundraise more efficiently, and help them monitor and reduce fraud. Classmunity returns a minimum of 91 percent to schools.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Nick Mastronardi, CEO of Polco.
Ideawake is a new idea management software that engages the community to come up with solutions to important social and health issues via their website https://ideawake.com
Kristen Holtan, UW-Whitewater Marketing student and founder of Socialightz, won 2nd place at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT) on April 22.
The BizExpo will honer Entrepreneurs and Innovators who have been nominated for the I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards. Classmunity has been nominated for the I.A. Awards.
LiveBETA is a celebration of gBETA's latest class of innovative startups. Classmunity will participate in LiveBETA on Thursday, April 13th.
Meeper Technology started in the Innovation Center and recently opened its own space. Visit the space during the weekly open house Saturday 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
BrightLogic Inc. announced a technology integration that connects BirghtLogic's ActiveFloor System with Scanalytics Inc Advanced Data Platform.
Not only do great business ideas often come from unexpected places, but they often need just the right environment in order to grow into a reality.
As one of the 16 Coolest College Startups, HUK TV Mounts, founded by Sam Lukach at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, survived the battle and ranked as one of the top 2 college startups in 2017.
Scanalytics Inc., a Milwaukee company and affiliate of the Whitewater Innovation Center, has received a $200,000 loan from the WEDC.
Two Milwaukee-based inventors and Whitewater Innovation Center Affiliates, Dustin Herte and Ryan Bass, create the Odyseey electric trike that reaches speeds of up to 50 mph.
In the latest round of the Capital Catalyst Program, three Wisconsin communities were awarded $700,000 to support their local startups: Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Whitewater.
As one of the local startups creating jobs in southeast Wisconsin, Ideawake was named as one of the startups to watch in 2017
Polco is a new civic engagement site that allows citizens and counties to become more informed and educated on current issues, weigh in on public policy, and lowers the influence of money within politics.
A mix of UW-Whitewater students and faculty, community members, inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather for the Fall 2016 Innovator's Showcase at the Whitewater Innovation Center.
Polco connects citizens to their policymakers in Dane County. As Mastronardi explains, "Government officials no longer just need to listen to a vocal few but hear from others of the silent majority so they can make important decisions with confidence."
As 2016 begins winding down, the Whitewater Innovation Center has enjoyed another successful year with new emerging companies sprouting up within the local business ecosystem.