Beloit: An Emerging Tech Hub in Southern Wisconsin
By Matt Cordio, Startup Milwaukee
After hearing Kerry Frank, founder of Comply365 share her story about moving her fast-growing tech startup from Illinois to Beloit, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference I was interested in heading down to this city located about an hour southwest of Milwaukee to see what is going on.
While in Beloit, I got a quick tour of the Ironworks campus from Erin Clausen, the community manager of IronTek a local coworking space for entrepreneurs. Ironworks and IronTek are being developed by the Hendricks Group a commercial real estate development company owned by Diane Hendricks who is also the co-founder of ABC Supply Co. a Beloit entrepreneurial success story. After the tour I was convinced that the Ironworks development is the epicenter of technology entrepreneurship for this town of around 37,000 residents.
Here’s a quick walk-through of my tour through Beloit’s tech entrepreneurship scene…