We partner with entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to solve business problems and create new ventures.

The Foundry provides innovators a support system to bring new products or services to market.  We invest in opportunities where we can leverage the operational expertise and industry networks of our members to help overcome early stage challenges.  Our goal is to promote and further business innovation, regional collaboration, and new ventures in Northeast Wisconsin.

Entrepreneurs

It may not be your day job yet, but it is only a matter of time before you get started.

We work with subject matter experts who have a killer idea, a prototype, or a solution.

Is this you?

Perhaps you are an employee who knows how to solve a long time challenge.   Your company is unable to apply resources for any number of reasons – it isn’t core to the business, or it risks pulling resources away from mission-critical operations.  If you had the support to pursue the solution, you could successfully address the challenge.

Is this you?

Or maybe you are already working on your startup.  A new or disruptive marketplace, or an approach to making data more transparent, or a product concept that can change an industry.  You have the foundation, but you need some additional help.

Is this you?

 

If so, we can help!

Business Model Development

From value proposition to revenue model.

Mentorship

Experienced leaders who have been in your shoes.

Connections to resources

IT, financial, leadership, capital.

Industry contacts and connections

An extensive network of relationships across many industries.

Launching a New Venture Mark Hackl, CEO - Lanehub

“With two decades of experience on all sides of the transportation and logistics industry, I knew what it would take to make a collaboration solution work.  The Foundry was the critical partner that gave me the ability to bring my concept to reality — with access to experienced mentors, technology resources, and investment capital.”  http://www.lanehub.com

Corporate Innovators

How will you identify, nurture, and develop the next game-changer for your business?

Corporate Member Benefits

Insights

Opportunities to learn about new and developing innovations in the region, including technology updates, startup pitches, and networking events.

Investment Opportunities

Potential financial or strategic investments in new ventures.

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Collaboration

Collaboration options with other like-minded members whose innovation interests may intersect with yours.

Connections

Strategic connections with entrepreneurs and startups relevant to your company interests.

SOME OF OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS

Working with the Foundry

Internal innovation, corporate venturing, new venture support

We provide an external perspective and independent resources for ideas with potential.

Concept Ideation

cad-drawing-floorplanExisting products in new markets, new products in existing markets, or looking at new business models altogether.

Business Model Validation

Identify your riskiest hypotheses, and test those first.  We’ll help you pull apart your assumptions and create experiments to reduce the risks.

Customer Discovery

tabletDiscover new possibilities. Whether advancing an internal innovation project or developing a standalone new venture, we can support your organization’s goals.

Foundry-driven ventures guided by successful leaders motivated to help you succeed.

Experienced Leadership

We bring a collaborative network of relationships for technical resources, subject matter experts, and leadership talent.

Comprehensive Perspective

The Foundry can capture requirements from multiple partner companies facing the same challenges to guide the design of a meaningful solution.

INDEPENDENT STRENGTH

Establishing an independent entity ensures market-driven ongoing development, improvement, and support of the product.

Nimble and Protected

A standalone venture provides a more nimble, fast moving, and industry-serving organization than can often be achieved within an internal department or one-off solution.

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In the Works

A glimpse at some of the ventures we fund, advise, and follow.

Who We Are

Our leadership represents the following industries:
Transportation  |  Supply Chain  |  Banking  |  Healthcare  |  Cellular Communications  |  Pharmaceuticals  |  Manufacturing  |  Sports Marketing  |  Information Technology

The Foundry came about when a group of entrepreneurial leaders in Green Bay decided to work together to improve the support system for new ventures.  With deep experience launching and growing successful businesses, they knew that they could provide a meaningful set of resources to help the next generation of startups.   The New Venture Foundry provides a unique forum to bring together business challenges, creative talent, and startup experience, creating compelling opportunities for new ventures to thrive.  If you would like to learn more, please contact our Managing Director, Jill Enos.

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      How can we help make your ideas a reality?

      Contact Information

      Managing Director

      Enos-Jill300smallJill Enos

      jill.enos@newventurefoundry.com

      Address:

      400 S Washington St Green Bay, WI 54301


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