With many independent organizations providing entrepreneurial services in Boone and Winnebago Counties and the surrounding area, the region is well-positioned to be a globally recognized hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovative companies. Compass links these organizations together, in order to highlight the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem’s capabilities.

Compass is a regional tool, developed by professional organizations to provide a roadmap for aspiring and existing business owners. Compass partners are committed to the success of entrepreneurs, by guiding them to the best network resources throughout their business cycle.

COMPASS Resource Guide_Summer2021.pdf


These Strategic Partners funded and/or participated in the concept of COMPASS.  Each Strategic Partner gifted their time and talents for several months to bring COMPASS to Boone County, Winnebago County and the Surrounding Area.


Our National Partners provided grants, mentorship and expertise to produce COMPASS.  Through their leadership and guidance, we were able to put together the most robust Resource Guide possible.