WIN Technology, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin based fiber-optic network and managed information technology service provider, today announced the launch of an incubator to provide early-stage companies with technology guidance, business development expertise, and programming to advance innovative technology solutions.
The WIN Technology Incubator is dedicated to facilitating and assisting locally grown technology solutions. Through agreed upon milestones, growth metrics, and time-based stipulations, participants will matriculate through the WIN Technology Incubator in 1-3 years. Successful participants will graduate with a viable technology solution, an achievable business plan, and a greatly expanded expert network.
“Wisconsin and the Eau Claire community in particular have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and we are glad to help foster the next generation of locally grown technology solutions,” said Scott Hoffmann, CEO of WIN Technology. “For the last twenty years, WIN Technology has provided life enhancing and critical technology solutions through our fiber network, data centers, IT services, and virtual event platform. And we believe there are many more life enhancing technology solutions waiting to be developed.”
WIN Technology successfully cultivated and invested in Perigon, Inc., an industry leading digital event platform that transforms traditional webcasts into interactive, branded, production level experiences for virtual and hybrid events. To learn more about Perigon, visit perigonlive.com.
“WIN’s commitment to cultivate, encourage, and foster innovative business thinkers in the Chippewa Valley will prove to have a meaningful impact on local economic development for years to come,” said Luke Hanson, Executive Director of the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation. “With the Eau Claire Area EDC being involved with many entrepreneurs throughout the community, WIN is providing valuable next steps and an excellent opportunity to the next generation of business owners throughout the Chippewa Valley. We at the EDC are looking forward to the partnership with WIN and new organizations that are cultivated from this venture.”
WIN Technology is proud to support and host Startup 48, a qualifier event for the Wisconsin’s Big Idea Tournament, where local, entrepreneurial-minded people work together for 48 hours to take a business idea and get it ready to launch into the marketplace. This year’s Startup 48 will be held on October 8-10, 2021, at the WIN Technology Headquarters in Eau Claire.
Applications for the WIN Technology Incubator are available and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please visit wintechnology.com/incubator for more information or to begin the application process.