Entrepreneur & Start Ups

Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses will be assisted by the Gateway Technical College Launch Boxa business development resource that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses reach the next stage of their professional journey. 

Launch Box Assistance:
  • Have an ultra-specific, laser focus on the economic success of Racine County and its entrepreneurs.
  • Connect entrepreneurs with nine specific partners who provide a comprehensive range of support and resources.
  • Remove barriers for start-up companies by providing a co-working space for Stage One companies.
  • Reduce the entrepreneurial learning curve by acting as an Ombudsman with city agencies.
  • Help entrepreneurs maintain critical focus during the entire entrepreneurial process. 

Organizational Assistance:

The following organizations have come together under Launch Box to provide small business assistance for Racine's emerging entrepreneurs:

  • BizStarts Milwaukee
  • Business Lending Partners
  • Community Economic Development Corporation
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Racine Area Manufactures and Commerce
  • Racine County Workforce Development Center
  • UW-Parkside Small Business Development Center
  • Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network
  • Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

The nine Launch Box partners provide the professional guidance you need to become your best professional self. They remove the boundaries to business entry and build the connections you need to achieve your dream. Tapping into their wide range of resources can help you reach your professional goals faster than you ever imagined.

In March 2014, the Launch Box program was transferred to Gateway Technical College. For more information on Launch Box, please contact Gateway staff, Thalia Mendez at 262-898-7404.