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Eau Claire inventor of life-saving compass for firefighters wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

MADISON – An Eau Claire fire captain who invented an eight-directional compass to save firefighters who become disoriented in a blaze has won the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Jeff Dykes of Northern Star Fire LLC, a client of the Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire, learned June 7 at the Wisconsin […]

UW-Eau Claire SBDC honored by Small Business Administration

          EAU CLAIRE – The UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center and Director Luke Kempen (above, left) have been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship by the Wisconsin district of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Wisconsin’s 2017 Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation Award was given to UW-Eau Claire’s SBDC […]

Dave Linz wins prestigious Small Business Administration award

          Dave Linz with U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Mark Walsh, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dave Linz, Associate Director for the Center for Technology Commercialization, has earned a prestigious award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for achieving significant economic impact in advancing small technology businesses. Linz […]