"We are a diverse group of entrepreneurs, freelancers, innovators and remote workers who value being part of a vibrant community of innovative thinkers. Located in Eagle River, Manitowish Waters, and Phelps, EOE Network provides a professional work environment that fosters creativity and productivity."
- Our commitment to education will remain strong as we believe Vilas County schools to be one of our main routes to future Vilas County jobs.
- Our continued financial and grant application support of both Broadband Expansion and Fabrication Laboratories (FabLab’s) at Northland Pines H.S., Phelps H.S. And North Lakeland Elementary will certainly help lead to much needed good paying jobs in the trades as well as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Science fields.
- Development of competitive real life organizations such as DECA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Skills USA is also something we will continue to support.
- Our partnership with Nicolet College Business Development remains strong. As we move forward we intend to establish mentorship programs that take full advantage of the Northwoods unique set of residents.
“Entrepreneurship seems an especially promising Strategy for development in rural communities which are surprisingly entrepreneurial. Rural communities have both more proprietors and higher business survival rates compared to urban areas. Some rural areas may also have populations that are especially well suited for entrepreneurship. ...Older populations, with years of work experience and accumulated financial capital....” The State of Rural Wisconsin 2018
EOE Network Affiliates
gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects startups, entrepreneurs, artists, investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and fellowships focused on entrepreneurs, artists and musicians.
Badger Fund of Funds
The Badger Fund of Funds was officially seeded in 2014 with a $25 million investment from the state of Wisconsin. It is a limited partnership that will invest in Wisconsin-based venture capital funds that will in turn invest in Wisconsin-based new ventures. The parent Badger Fund has committed to make a matching investment of 40 percent of any money the new funds raise. That’s why it’s called a “fund of funds.” It is a network of smaller funds tied into the main fund, in which there are private as well as public investment dollars.