2018 Innovation Challenge Roundtable Networking Event

Community Resources

Center for Innovation and Business Development

Explore entrepreneurship, innovation and business development opportunities. 


The Center for Innovation and Business Development at UW-River Falls is dedicated to supporting economic growth and development in the greater St. Croix Valley through offering assistance and resources to businesses in the region. If you are a business questioning how to contact UWRF to get the support you need, you have come to the right place.



Business Consulting Services

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at River Falls is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted education training programs.

Innovator in Residence Fall 2017

Innovator in Residence

The Innovator in Residence speaker events showcase individuals that exemplify the application of innovation in their organization. 

Innovation Challenge Participants Songen

Innovation Challenge

Undergraduate and graduate students can explore the possibility of turning their business ideas into reality. Utilizing the Lean Startup Methodology, students can develop their ideas into a viable business and compete to win start-up cash.


St. Croix Valley
Business Innovation Center


The SCVBIC offers small businesses resources in the way of space for rent, co-working spaces, Wi-Fi, a business incubation program, event hosting and conference rooms, mail service, workshops and seminars, 24-hour access, business coaching and advising.

The project is a collaborative partnership. The River Falls Economic Development Corporation, the City of River Falls, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Chippewa Valley Technical College are founding partners, with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation also serving as funding partners.

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St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center Ribbon Cutting

St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center City of RF Flag presentation

Campus Connections


From presenting to a class to setting up a booth at the Career Fair, businesses have multiple opportunities to connect with campus staff and students.


SBCD speaking to students


Sheri Marnell
Sheri Marnell 
St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
Phone: 715-425-4288
Katherine Fossler

Katherine Fossler
 Small Business Development Center

Phone: 715-425-3472



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Center for Innovation and Business Development
1091 Sutherland Ave.
River Falls, WI 54022
St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center

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