WIPPS Research Partners Studies Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs for the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

Earlier this year, the Universities of Wisconsin’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship (IBE) partnered with WIPPS Research Partners to develop and administer a statewide survey of Wisconsin women entrepreneurs, including those who had successfully obtained capital as well as those who were not successful or had not yet sought capital funding. In addition to the survey, WIPPS Research Partners conducted six focus groups with lenders, investors, and financial professionals from across the state. These reports are being used by IBE as part of their efforts to develop and pilot an innovative outreach program that will create customized resources to address specific capital issues for women. IBE intends to have its first cohort of women participating in this new capital readiness program in the fall of 2024. IBE’s program is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency.

More information about IBE’s new program can be found here:

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