Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin?
The Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin (IFWW) is a non-profit organization committed to: Advancing innovation based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.
To carry out this mission, IFWW works with entrepreneurs, innovators and owners at critical points to help grow their businesses. These critical times are when many businesses fall short or substantially delay their goals due to lack of capital, time, business knowledge and relationships. The IFWW works with these clients to bring their ideas to market, expand their business, or solve critical problems - we help clients accelerate their growth.
Q: How is Western Wisconsin defined?
The Innovation Foundation serves the entrepreneurial and business communities in Western Wisconsin, but has no specific defined service boundaries. If you are in Western Wisconsin, we’d love to hear from you. Counties targeted include: Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor, and Trempealeau.
Q: What role does the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin play?
The IFWW is focused on providing guidance and expertise to innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses, and to help them complete the research, test the market or create the plan - the bottom line is that the IFWW can help accelerate your path to innovation and growth.
Q: What type of companies does the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin work with?
The Innovation Foundation will consider working with business owners and entrepreneurs if they:
- Have an innovative idea, product, service offering or a problem that requires an innovative solution.
- Have or need an innovation designed to result in the growth of the businesses.
- Have a commitment to the project, and the resulting growth, from senior leadership.
- Have the ability to match funds provided by the IFWW.
- Are located in or willing to locate in Western Wisconsin.
Q: Why should you choose to work with the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin?
The Innovation Foundation can help to accelerate the growth process by connecting you with real world experts you need to get your business growing.