Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

1871 Chicago | Entrepreneurial Hub for Digital Startups

Catapult Chicago | Where Startups Come to Scale

Chicago Innovation Exchange | University of Chicago’s new hub for multidisciplinary collaborations and support for business start-up activities by University faculty, students and area entrepreneurs.

EnterpriseWorks Chicago | University based operation charged with creating a robust entrepreneurial community to nurture commercialization and accelerate viable high technology startups throughout the Chicagoland community.

Excelerate Labs (now Techstars Chicago) | Intensive summer accelerator for startups driven by proven entrepreneurs and investors.

Lightbank | Non-Nonsense Approach to Venture Capital

Matter | Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Sandbox Industries | Bridging the Gap. Connect large companies with small entrepreneurial ones.

TechNexus |  Accelerate corporate engagement. Nurture small ventures.

University Technology Park at IIT | Top Incubator for Life Science startups

Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Assistance for Entrepreneurs

96 Square/Startup Milwaukee | Providing entrepreneurs with access to affordable and scalable office space, access to mentors, top talent, potential investors and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

BizStarts Milwaukee | A collaborative center connecting start-ups and scaling businesses to business resources, education and capital.

Gener8tor Milwaukee | Technology investors that provide early start-ups funding and a 12-week mentorship program to help launch their business.

Global Entrepreneurship Collective | An umbrella organization of incubators and accelerators including veteran-focused VETransfer and Revolution Labs, a central city start-up incubator.

Global Water Center | A recently redeveloped water research and business accelerator center addressing water quality, technology and policy issues.

Hudson Business Lounge | Shared office and workspace designed for networking as well as doing business.

Seed | Sustainable Edible Economic Development – Kitchen Incubator (Racine)

Scale Up Milwaukee | An public-private partnership designed to use a new entrepreneurial model that will “scale up” existing businesses.

Wisconsin African American Women’s Center | A community center for the healthy development of women and families, featuring a business incubator for economic empowerment.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation | Business supporters and financial educators who specialize in the assistance of women, people of color and low-income entrepreneurs.