Chippewa Valley Entrepreneurs

Chippewa Valley Entrepreneurs is a free, member-led, confidential, peer-sharing group of like-minded entrepreneurs from the Chippewa Valley area. Meets monthly in groups of 7-10 people to support each other by focusing on business growth, personal development and community involvement. CVE members will support each other and offer input in those areas where you have questions that someone else has already experienced.

(715) 232-4009

800 Wilson, Suite 219

Dunn County Economic Development Corporation

Promotes economic growth and stability in Dunn County. Resources available include finding available or building new commercial or industrial locations, expansion, starting a new business, customer retention, and matching individuals and companies with funding sources and incentive programs.

(715) 834-0070

7 S. Dewey St., Suite 101
Eau Claire

Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation

The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation advances economic prosperity through business and job growth by assisting in the creation, enhancement, and expansion of local businesses. They have resources for protecting and developing your ideas, financing and funding programs, information regarding regulations and permits, and more. In addition to other financial resources, such as a variety of grant programs, they host the annual Idea Challenge, which is an ongoing contest for individuals or businesses with an idea for a new product or service with the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.

(715) 855-7681

800 Wisconsin Street, Suite D2-401, Mail Box 9
Eau Claire

Ignite Wisconsin

Ignite Wisconsin, a program of the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin, helps prospective entrepreneurs in the region move from dreaming about owning businesses to taking active steps to turn those dreams into reality. The program provides encouragement, inspiration, and connection for entrepreneurs via online content, live events, and one-on-one connections.

(715) 874-4673

2322 Alpine Road Suite 7, Eau Claire

Momentum West

Momentum West is a regional economic development organization serving Barron, Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, and St. Croix counties featuring startup, R&D, and

(715) 232-2397

278 Jarvis Hall, UW-Stout

UW-Stout Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is the umbrella organization for UW-Stout’s research, outreach, and economic development efforts. The center aids local industry and the community thanks to the extensive

(715) 834-1573

500 S. Barstow St. Federal Building Rm B11 (Lower Level)
Eau Claire

Western Wisconsin SCORE

SCORE is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is comprised of retired entrepreneurs that offer advice to current entrepreneurs. Offers free management, bookkeeping, accounting, construction, design, and budgeting counseling, financial & loan resources, help with permits & regulations, and seminars from experienced entrepreneurs.

(608) 263-0398

432 N. Lake St., Suite 425

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network

A statewide network that identifies high-potential entrepreneurs and helps move their businesses forward, and facilitates collaboration between entrepreneurs and outside organizations. Provides

(262) 472-1365

1200 Hyland Hall, UW-Whitewater

Wisconsin Innovation Service Center

Wisconsin Innovation Service Center specializes in new product and invention assessments and market expansion opportunities for innovative manufacturers, technology businesses, and independent

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI