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Thirteen individuals representing 12 start-up businesses ventures recently graduated from the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board-sponsored E-Hub program. The event, with a theme of ‘Embarking on a New Path,’ was held at the Janesville Innovation Center
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What is E-Hub?

The Entrepreneurial Hub (E-Hub) is a short-term training program for those who wish to own/operate their own small business, as well as those who already are currently in business for themselves (full- or part-time) and are looking for training and education. The course covers numerous topics dealing with business startups and the day-to-day operation of a small business, and teaches good business practices and ethics and encourages networking with other entrepreneurs and community resources.

E-Hub, formerly known as Urban Hope, was founded more than a decade ago in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Since the program’s inception, E-Hub graduates are responsible for the launch of more than 500 businesses and the creation of more than 3,200 full- and part-time jobs in northeastern Wisconsin. The program also has found success in Canton/Akron, Ohio, where it was launched in 2003.

E-Hub was first offered in Rock County in 2010 and so far has served 75 graduates — more than half of whom have launched or rebooted their businesses!

E-Hub Sessions

SWWDB schedules E-Hub sessions upon receiving commitments from 5-7 participants.  If you are interested in participating in an upcoming session, please complete an application (links can be found on the right-hand side of this page) and indicate your availability. The E-Hub program coordinator will contact you upon receiving your completed application.

For more information about the Rock County E-Hub program, contact Gail Graham at (608) 314-3300 ext. 304 or


Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
1370 N. Water Street • PO Box 656 • Platteville, WI 53818 • Phone (608) 342-4220 • Fax (608) 342-4429