A free program for minority and women entrepreneurs
Applications for the fall 2016 cohort accepted beginning June 1We'll let you know when the application period opens.
- Connects you with area professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs
- Helps you gain the skills you need to launch your business
- Works with you to establish strategic goals and identify next steps
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Contact us at [email protected] or 608.263.2500.
Apply for the next UpStart cohort
Because we want to provide an equal opportunity and the highest level of evaluation for each applicant, we will accept applications for the fall 2016 cohort between June 1 and July 15, 2016.
To apply, please check back beginning June 1, 2016. You also can sign up to be notified when the application period for UpStart is open as well as to receive notifications about any of our other programs.
We look forward to learning about you and your entrepreneurial ideas!
"The blend of robust resources and knowledgeable guest speakers was invaluable.
I would highly recommend UpStart to anyone looking to turn an awesome business
idea into an authentic business plan."
Partner with UpStart
We invite local groups to partner with UpStart to help your community and foster new business.
Interested in supporting entrepreneurship?
Contact us at [email protected] or 608.263.2500 for information about becoming a partner.