These intellectual property and business resources have been gathered to assist inventors and entrepreneurs, in Northeast Wisconsin, in their decision-making and business development.

Fresco Publications

Fresco Services Overview
Overview of Intellectual Assets

Other Publications

Model Confidential Disclosure Agreement
Business Model Canvas

Patent Searching Publications

2016-IPO Patent Search Committee-Cooperative Patent Classification-Pamphlet
2017-IPO Patent Search Committee-Free-Search-Tools-Bulletin
2018-IPO Patent Search Committee-Common Citation Document Bulletin
2018-IPO Patent Search Committee-Global DossierBulletin
2018-IPO Patent Search Committee-Public Databases
2018 Patent Searching – Google Patents
2018 Patent Searching – The Lens


Northeastern Wisconsin Entrepreneur Resources

The follow is not an exhaustive list of resources available in the region, however it includes organizations that we recommend for their commitment to entrepreneurs and to quality services.

Entrepreneur Training

Appleton – FVTC – E-Seed Program
Appleton – Innovation Accelerator Program for Veterans
Fond du Lac – Moraine Park Technical College – Entrepreneurship
Green Bay – NWTC – Small business initiative
Oshkosh – FVTC – E-Seed Program


To assist startups with business development by providing startups with the time and resources to design and build an efficient and sustainable business model.

gBeta – free accelerator for early stage startups


To facilitate the development of projects, and provide startups with the tools to establish strong value propositions, in order for them to have the best chance of achieving external funding. Startups must be product/prototype ready with clear concepts that can be exploited through partnership agreement.

Fast Forward 3.0 – assists high-growth start-ups (Gazelles) and existing firms with finding mentors, talent and financing to help accelerate the company’s ability to create and capture value while creating wealth and jobs in the New North region
Gener8tor – a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects startups, entrepreneurs, artists, investors, universities and corporations
InnovationEdge – gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success
TitletownTech – an innovation center focused on developing and advancing scalable, technology-enabled ventures that enables and invests in early-stage and existing businesses


Green Bay Packers Mentor Protégé Program
SCORE Fox Cities


Fab Lab – Bordini Center, Appleton
Idea Studio – Fond du Lac Public Library