Collaborate With CoLab

CoLab offers critical resources for start-ups and entrepreneurs amid pandemic

CoLab, a coworking community located in downtown Eau Claire, has one primary focus: serving their community. And that value hasn’t changed, despite almost everything else in the world changing radically...

Rev Up Your Social Media Game

a few helpful business tips from social marketing whiz Koobmeej Xiong

As someone who lives and breathes marketing, I spend countless hours preaching the powerful modern day tool known as “social media.” I have moved many clients to a full social media marketing strategy. The beauty of these platforms...

Imagineering the Future

Imagineering evolves tech, helps start-ups find their flow

When Dave Hanson founded smart accounting company HOOPS in 1996, technology looked pretty different. Cellphones were primarily clunky flip phones, the internet was in its infancy, and portable CD players were all the rage...

Local Crafters Turn To Etsy as Side-Gig Income Option

business booms on national e-commerce site, and Chippewa Vallians are reaping the fruits of their labor

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been hit hard, but not Etsy. Amid turbulent economic times, many locals have turned to the popular crafting e-commerce site to sell handmade products as a way to earn extra cash or pass...

Reluctant to Take the Leap

Wisconsin ranks low on nationwide index of entrepreneurship

If there’s good news for Wisconsin in the annual state rankings of entrepreneurial activity compiled by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, it’s that Wisconsin DIDN’T land in last place this time around ...

Entrepreneurship Opens Doors

new student club and minor at UW-Stout helping build momentum

A trip to Sweden in May for a business course called Arts and Innovation helped catalyze a new entrepreneurship club at UW-Stout. Two of the 12 students who traveled to Scandinavia ...

7 Chippewa Valley Networking & Business Programs

succeeding as a start-up can be all about meeting the right people and finding the right programs

Are you thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship? Have you already started your own business but could you still use a hand, a sympathetic ear, or some inspiration? The Chippewa Valley offers a rich environment to create and expand your own business ...

1 Million More

Eau Claire chapter of 1 Million Cups continues to grow

When the Eau Claire chapter of the nationwide entrepreneurial promotion program 1 Million Cups began holding weekly meetings about three years ago, attendance was usually around a dozen or two.

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI