Startups & Entrepreneurs

Start, Build and Grow Your Business

The EOE Network is 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, Phelps and Land O’ Lakes, EOE Network provides a professional work environment that fosters creativity and productivity.


Launch-a-Biz Virtual Entrepreneur Training Program

Tuesdays, April 6 - May 25, 2021

From 6pm - 8pm

Virtually via Zoom

Nicolet’s Launch-A-Biz virtual entrepreneur training is an eight-week learning program delivered virtually via Zoom in two-hour sessions over the course of eight weeks.

The program is designed to help small business owners grow their businesses beyond the first stage or microenterprise level. The program begins with a first-steps session, followed by sessions on determining the feasibility of your business, designing a strategic planning process, creating a business model canvas, and putting it all together in a one-page business plan.

Do you have a great idea but don't know where to start?


“one who or that which has a thought that they believe could become a business: Idea-preneur"


“if we do it this way we won’t need to replace this every time: Mom-preneur”


“hay, I think we came up with an app to do that where do I take it now: Teen-preneur”


“everyone likes popcorn who can we talk to about setting up a Popcornfest: Event-preneur"


“This is a colorful new technique, maybe I could offer classes: Art-preneur”


“Let’s form a co-op to save on supplies. Maybe other Districts would join us: Teacher-preneur”

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.

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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.

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