Mary Fischer Tracy

Interim Director at SBDC at UW-Parkside

Mary’s areas of expertise are business plans as well as financial planning, projections, and packaging. She likes serving as a mentor and ally to clients and helping them in any way they need. She lets clients set the tone and the goals that fit them best, so there is no added pressure from Mary.

She really enjoys meeting with clients and reassuring them they are not crazy and that, yes, this is difficult but she can help them manage the stress of it all. She loves finding out about new businesses, being a part of their start-ups, and sharing what she has learned along the way from being a business owner herself at Picadilly Antiques.

It makes Mary proud when clients actually open their doors for business, and she likes to continue to be an advocate and mentor for clients when their businesses are up and running. Outside of work, she enjoys antique shopping, reading, hanging out with friends and family and being a Mom and Grandma.

  • MBA
  • BA in Psychology and Journalism


WTC/WESS Announce three chances to pitch at Early Stage Symposium

The Wisconsin Technology Council has announced accepting applications for their annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium planned for Nov 9-10 at Madison’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.  There are three chances to pitch at the event. Learn more:

WTC/Tech-Prize Networking Event Introducing the Founder Institute Wisconsin Accelerator

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Tech-Prize Launches Founder Institute in Wisconsin!

Today, the Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce the formation of Founder Institute Wisconsin chapter ( of Founder Institute in partnership with Tech-Prize ( located in Racine, WI. Founder Institute Wisconsin will work with Entrepreneurs throughout the region, the United States and internationally.

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I’ve got a great idea. Holy Cow – I’ve got to tell someone!

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