What is GrowthWheel?

GrowthWheel® is a visual toolbox and cloud-based platform used by business advisors to help clients get their companies up and running.  Founded in 2005 on the idea that there had to be an alternative to the conventional business plan, the information gained from GrowthWheel® offers a better way to support the conversations that all companies have about starting and growing their business.  Designed to help advisors and business owners get the right focus, the tools at their disposal include 360° Screening, 30-60-90 Day Plans, Decision Sheets and much more.  Today, this dynamic program is used by more than 2,600 business advisors, incubator managers, and entrepreneurship educators in 38 countries all around the world. Find out more here.


We’re here to grow with you.


Helping Us, Help You.

The GrowthWheel® framework is designed to help us, help you through start-up milestones including troubleshooting issues, providing insight into the next steps and identifying tactics to overcome hurdles.  MTEC SmartZone has three certified GrowthWheel® Business Advisors on staff with an array of background experience including business development, legal advising, entrepreneurship and more.  They are here to help strategize, provide solution-based ideas, identify potential gaps in a business and share expertise.  Working closely with MTEC client start-ups, the Business Advisors utilize the toolbox and advanced tools available only through certification to create a customized, structured path for companies to follow as they grow and achieve success in their field.

“GrowthWheel is a new methodology for MTEC that will allow us to apply a wide selection of well-designed tools, techniques, and rigor to more effectively support our clients throughout their journey. Our team will continue to provide it’s SmartStart programming to all interested innovators, but the nature of high-tech clients either graduating from SmartStart or entering our system from other parts of our network requires a comprehensive, repeatable and robust approach to ensure their growth and success as they become contributing members of our economic community.”

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