Geneva Supply attended the October 2nd Hawk Career Fair; it was the company’s first appearance at a Hawk Career Fair. The company runs its BizHub internship program out of the Innovation Center. 2018 proved the concept was a success. Looking ahead, Geneva Supply, Inc. is expanding on this concept and will be rolling out a project-based internship platform for college students on gotinterns.com. The platform will allow businesses nationwide to connect with college students who are interested in project-based internships.
Delavan-based Amazon strategy and fulfillment company Geneva Supply Inc. was named the fastest growing company of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and its Council of Small Business Executives 2019 class of Future 50 companies.
Ideawake raised $780K in funding this summer! Ideawake is currently funded by BrightStar Wisconsin, a state-wide funding source, and is part of the gener8tor family of companies. Ideawake continues to raise additional funding.
As Kevin Kaufman, the Director of the Small Business Development Center at UW-Whitewater explains, "My favorite clients are clients that know where they are, they know where they wanna get to, but they need some help getting there. Or clients that know where they are and don’t like it."
Headquartered in Whitewater, Iron Forge Development is a Midwestern-based software development agency specializing in web and mobile apps. Iron Forge can handle the software's entire life cycle - all built with the most cutting-edge technologies created for infinite scalability.
Scanalytics just landed a contract with Chicago's massive convention center, McCormick Place, which influenced its decision to move headquarters to the Windy City. Most of Scanalytics' 20 employees with remain in Milwaukee, but the company is seeking a new, larger office space to accommodate growth. There are plans to hire another eight to 10 employees in both locations.
TeschGlobal recently partnered with GenoPalate, an innovator and leader in the growing nutritional genomics field. As GenoPalate grows nationally and internationally, they needed a partner who can deploy innovative, scalable data management and take their customer experience to the next level.
Geneva Supply inspires the leaders of tomorrow. The BizTank program gives high school students the exposure to the world of business through a stimulating and interactive program. The BizHub program connects today's college students with tomorrow's opportunities through local and national business communities.
Two client companies highlight the benefits of joining the Whitewater University Innovation Center. Kristen Holtan, the Marketing Director for Blue Line Battery, explains, "“The Innovation Center is such as positive space. One of the best parts about it is the collaboration that goes on with the other businesses,” said Holtan. “Another major perk is the business and professional resources that are available to the clients.”
MobCraft Beer co-Founder and President, Henry Schwartz, will deliver a keynote speech at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on Saturday, April 13th. As Jennifer Cook, WiSys associate director, explains “As a UW-Whitewater alum, we hope his story inspires the many budding entrepreneurs from across the UW System who will be coming to compete at this year’s state final in Milwaukee.”
Fifty entries from 24 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest. Chris Roche founded RecruitChute and will represent Whitewater in the semi-final rounds. Chris was previously a Launch Pad Scholar and student at UW-Whitewater. Good luck RecruitChute!
Younger drinkers are either drinking less or drinking differently than their parents. That’s why millennial UW-Whitewater grad Henry Schwartz founded MobCraft Beer. As he explains, "I would say being able to have a couple of beers that are really well-made and really well put together is a much better option for young professionals in today's day and age versus a six-pack over a course of an hour of something light and easy."
Scanalytics is working to grow the company's smart floor footprint while looking ahead to new data applications. As Joe Scanlin adds, "Scanalytics is looking to 'partner up with right companies that help us get that level of distribution and scale while focusing on the value of the end user.'”
As the Milwaukee Business Journal reported, the Whitewater University Technology Park has 13 building sites with 12 ready for construction. The Innovation Center is 97 percent leased. The Innovation Center features three 500-square-foot labs, a software development center for students and a maker suite for student entrepreneurs, and offers coaching for companies renting space.
Energy-focused startup founders, including Dustin Herte of Blue Line Battery, recently pitched at the EMERGE: Energy, Power, and Controls event hosted by Startup Milwaukee. The event was hosted at the Midwest Energy Research Consortium in Milwaukee
The City of Bloomington welcomes resident input to guide choices and now Polco provides another opportunity for residents to share their opinions about important topics, influencing decisions that will determine the look, feel, and functionality of the city for decades to come.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has teamed up with Polco to change the way local elected officials get input and buy-in from their constituents. As NLC's CEO and executive director explains, "We are excited to partner with a company that gives local governments the tools to make smarter, more efficient and more democratic decisions."
A recent episode of "WisBusiness: The Podcast" features Chris Roche, founder and CEO of RecruitChute . The Whitewater startup connects promising high school soccer players with college programs, giving each a chance to create their own pages and search for potential matches. After nearly two years of growing the pilot platform, Roche plans on launching a commercial version on December 15th.
As one of the startups selected for the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC), Blue Line Battery will receive a $20,000 grant and an additional $20,000 investment at the end of the program. Blue Line Battery, based in Whitewater, engineers and manufactures industrial lithium ion battery systems for motive power and stationary energy storage.