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La Crosse Startup Week is an annual entrepreneur event that brings entrepreneurs, investors, corporate innovators and local leaders together to build momentum and celebrate the Coulee Region’s entrepreneurial initiatives.

La Crosse Startup Week is an annual entrepreneur event that brings entrepreneurs, investors, corporate innovators and local leaders together to build momentum and celebrate the Coulee Region’s entrepreneurial initiatives.

Event Calendar

Monday, November 6th

Tuesday, November 7th

  • 9am-10:30am: “Celebrating Startups” Downtown La Crosse, Downtown Mainstreet, Inc., The Grand Hotel Ballroom, La Crosse County, City of La Crosse, Wells Fargo, Altra Federal Credit Union, and the La Crosse Idea Fund
    • Celebrate the startup of new businesses in Downtown La Crosse as well as those moving forward and recognized through DMI’s Ignite and Accelerate programs.  Winners of the Accelerate Grant Program for business innovation and expansion will be announced at this event.  Announcement of a new Scholarship Program with Altra Federal Credit Union and the WI SBDC at UWL.
      • Location: The Grand Hotel Ballroom, 207 Pearl Street, Downtown La Crosse.
      • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
  • 5pm: CouleeCO.STARTERS program, Coulee Region Business Center, Inc.
    • CouleeCO.STARTERS is a nine week entrepreneurial training program that allows you to gain the tools you need to start a business in a constructive and collaborative environment with other prospective and experienced entrepreneurs.
      • Location: 1100 Kane Street, La Crosse WI 54603
      • Prior registration and fee required.  For more information, contact Aaron Reimer at aaron.reimler@couleecap.org or 608-797-5746

Wednesday, November 8th

  • 7am-9am: LADCO’s Economic Forum, LADCO
    • "Rise of the Machines: The Coming of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution" This program will explore the impact of Artificial Intelligence on workforce development, business, and our daily lives.
      • Location: La Crosse Center Ballroom
      • Register:  Contact LADCO at ladco@centurytel.net or call 608-784-5488. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  PRIOR REGISTRATION AND FEE REQUIRED.
  • 5:30pm-8pm: Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP), Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse
    • The ETP program is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW campuses statewide.  It provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement.  The course serves those interested in starting and growing their businesses. Qualified participants are eligible for an ETP educational grant.   To learn more, visit wisconsinsbdc.org/etp
      • Prior registration and fee required.  For more information, contact SBDC@uwlax.edu or call 608-785-8782.

Saturday, November 11th

  • 8am-10am: Celebrate Veterans – Veterans Breakfast at UWL Campus
    • For more information regarding support for area veterans interested in starting and growing businesses, contact the UWL SBDC at sbdc@uwlax.edu or 608-785-8782 and Michael Ertmer of Bunker Labs at michael.ertmer@bunkerlabs.org
 

Community Organizers

Anne Hlavacka Director, Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-La Crosse  

Anne Hlavacka

Director, Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-La Crosse

 

 
 

Statewide Sponsors

 

Community Partners