Member Benefits

When you join The Wisconsin Business Incubation Support Association, you join a group of professionals statewide who provide support to today’s most exciting new businesses. WBISA services prepare you to help start-up businesses build their strength and value.

A few our our membership benefits include:

  • Collaborative Community: Share learning opportunities, networks, resources,  grant opportunities, and best practices 

  • Peer Support: Network and share advise through our private members-only Facebook Group

  • Business ReferralsNetwork online as well as at quarterly membership meetings and the annual conference.

  • Professional Development:  Your source for best practices for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations.

  • Knowledge and Resources Exchange:  Members have access to the experiences and ideas of other members.

  • Member Discounts: Member discounts apply on all association sponsored publications and conferences. 

Our members not only receive a personal benefit, but also provide economic development for their local community:

  • Job Creation ValueFor every $1.00 of public subsidy for the incubator, clients and graduates generate about $45.00 in local tax revenue.

  • Keep Them at Home:  Clients and graduates of incubators stay in their communities and create new jobs at a cost of about $1,100.00 vs. traditional new job creation activities that often cost more than $10,000.00 each.

“The strength of the WBISA is the collective experience and the shared vision to strengthen business incubation as a major contributor to economic diversification throughout the state. The support I’ve received from my WBISA colleagues has had a major impact on our program
and facility.”

Teresa Fellner

Former President | Gateway Technical College iMET Center

Our Goals

  • To provide a central point for information, communications, and the exchange of ideas for incubator managers/staff.

  • To facilitate the forum for mutually supportive business incubation for its members.

  • To establish linkages with other community and economic development organizations.

  • To serve as the “go-to” organization for business incubation among our members, prospective members and other users of WBISA’s services.

  • To build broader awareness of the organization and attract new members.

  • To promote information & idea exchange among members.

  • To develop synergy among business incubation clients across the state of Wisconsin

Join the WBISA

We will help make your life easier! Our organization benefits  business and food incubators, co-working spaces, accelerators, universities, and economic development agencies.


WBISA strives to further enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing education, resources and networking to help members better serve their communities and regions. As a group of statewide professionals, our services and programs prepare our members to help start-up businesses build their strength and value.

Contact Information:


Thalia Mendez


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