This month the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center (CVIC) has reached full capacity. CVIC’s goal is to contribute to the success of early-stage businesses by providing affordable facilities, equipment and adequate operating capital. The CVIC leases space for early-stage businesses seeking workspace, equipment or working capital.
Businesses located in the CVIC enjoy a host of benefits including flexible, low-cost building accommodations and shared amenities such as office equipment, forklifts, pallet jacks and compressed air. The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center currently holds 5 early-stage businesses. Each business utilizes CVIC services by consulting with their Board of Advisors. These boards share personal business experiences including progressions and shortfalls that come with owning start-ups. Managerial and technical assistance from local economic development agencies is also available.
Tenants also have access to CVIC’s loan program for funding proto-typing expenses, patents, proof of concept, and other assistance as needed.
Current Tenants in the Innovation Center:
The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center looks forward advancing these companies into strong new businesses that benefit our economy.