About us

The mission of StartUp Dubuque is to create and foster an entrepreneurial environment within the greater Dubuque area by providing services to encourage, cultivate and promote growth and success of start-ups and early stage companies.   Located at the Schmid Innovation Center and available through the generosity of Dick and Carrie Schmid, it takes advantage of the co-located support from Greater Dubuque Development, Northeast Iowa Community College, Small Business Development Center and numerous other providers of service to small and start-up ventures.  Participants enjoy access to a centralized set of small business services and entrepreneurial counseling, as well as classes and training, business networking and referral to other local, state and federal resources as needed and appropriate.  In FY 2015, StartUp Dubuque served  200 entrepreneurs and small business owners and helped establish 20 new businesses who raised $3,500,000 in new capital.

Get started on YOUR dream. Contact Jay Wickham, StartUp Dubuque Director, at 563-588-3350 or by email to learn more about StartUp Dubuque.