Tag Entrepreneurship

UW–Madison’s D2P Igniter program seeks next round of entrepreneurs

September 14, 2017

Igniter has helped in the creation of 17 startup companies based on UW–Madison discoveries over the past three years.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

September 12, 2017

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.

Noted educator, scientist and entrepreneur Mark Cook dies at 61

September 10, 2017

“His work embodied the Wisconsin Idea, seeking advances and solutions in the areas of health and agriculture," says a colleague. "He was also a man of integrity, who felt a deep sense of service and commitment."

Director leaving after helping UW innovators bring ideas to market

August 22, 2017

“I spent three years getting D2P going, and we did some good things in commercializing innovation from campus,” John Biondi says. “Now it’s time to turn it over to someone else who can take it to the next level.”

Biondi departs D2P to grow his cider venture

August 8, 2017

Discovery to Product (D2P) staff have mentored UW–Madison students, staff and faculty towards successful technology commercialization, including patenting, partnership with industry, and new company formation.

Five finalists in Governor’s Business Plan Contest have UW–Madison ties

June 7, 2017

Five of the 13 finalists in the 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest have roots at UW–Madison. A business that makes an assist device to orient firefighters in smoky fire scenes won.

App offers fast track for inserting photos into medical record

March 8, 2017

Two UW radiologists founded ImageMoverMD, a Middleton business that streamlines image processing in hospitals and clinics, and enables quick consultations between specialists.

WEDC awards $75,000 to Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

January 31, 2017

A new grant allows the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School to expand its no-cost legal services for entrepreneurs, especially those in the food and beverage sector.

Big Apple Badgers: Stacy Igel

December 8, 2016

New York-based fashion designer Stacy Igel, founder and creative director of the Boy Meets Girl clothing line, has made it big in a business that’s always changing. Igel found her niche in UW–Madison’s School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin School of Business. She’s our latest “Big Apple Badger.”

Food scientist aiding fuel ethanol with new engineered bacteria

November 28, 2016

James Steele’s new company, Lactic Solutions, is advancing a judo-like remedy: using genetic engineering to transform enemy into friend.

Awards at UW–Madison recognize businesses that serve financial, social and environmental goals

November 21, 2016

Four Wisconsin businesses with missions that merge entrepreneurship, social change and sustainable practices each received a $25,000 “Force for Positive Change Award" during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 18, at the Discovery Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Social entrepreneurship event, awards set for Friday

November 16, 2016

What: The first ever “Force for Positive Change” awards ceremony and event, with a slate of national speakers in addition to four Wisconsin-based organizations taking home …

Invention could help diabetics with safer, surer insulin injections

November 14, 2016

Shawn Michels, a UW–Madison student and diabetic, has invented an add-on to conventional insulin pens that allows users to make their injections with one hand.

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

October 26, 2016

Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.

UW-Madison among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

September 19, 2016

UW-Madison ranked 14th worldwide among universities in a new report measuring how many graduates became entrepreneurs backed by venture capital.

Farm-to-home delivery service wins innovation award

August 25, 2016

Square Harvest allows consumers to order exactly what they need from small, local farms and food producers, marrying computer technology with small-batch food production.

Businesses spawned at UW–Madison take two of three pitch night awards

August 17, 2016

A “pitch night” at the Madworks business accelerator on campus made significant monetary awards to two Madison businesses with roots in UW–Madison Monday. Emonix won the $5,000 economic impact award for a patent-applied-for system that reduces salt usage in water softeners.

Gamer-Teacher collaboration yields nine middle school science games

August 16, 2016

Nine educational video games developed in an unusual collaboration between middle school science teachers and expert game developers have been released nationally by Field Day lab, a project of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.