Tag Entrepreneurship

UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

May 24, 2019

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.

UW Changes Lives: Helping small businesses thrive

May 13, 2019

The WIsconsin Small Business Development Center at UW–Madison works with hundreds of business each year. Read about their success stories, range from a distillery to a life coach to a junk business.

MR Guidance: Next frontier in hemorrhagic stroke

March 5, 2019

A UW–Madison startup called InseRT MRI has the goal of guiding drug placements in the brain with MRI, under a license to a patent held by WARF.

“Smart City” awards recognize 14 UW–Madison students in first stage

December 21, 2018

The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin.

Need to talk to your data? UW–Madison spinoff is happy to translate

November 13, 2018

UW-Madison computer science professor Jignesh Patel and Rogers Jeffrey Leo John, a recent graduate student, founded DataChat in June, 2017, with the goal of making it more efficient for businesses to get insights from data. 

Discovery to Product creates new program to grow entrepreneurship at UW–Madison

September 20, 2018

Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.

UW-Madison spinoff releases app dedicated to ‘Live Undiscovered Music’

August 16, 2018

As users engage with LÜM, they are rewarded with tokens that they can use or buy to raise the visibility of a favorite artist.

D2P project becomes career for graduating UW–Madison undergraduate

May 8, 2018

A UW–Madison student with diabetes invented an injection aid called “Steady Shot,” because it holds the needle steady during injection. D2P is helping him commercialize it.

New imager identifies tissue types during surgery

May 8, 2018

UW-Madison spinoff company OnLume is continuing to develop its system for identifying tissue types during surgery. The company’s technology causes chemical labels to glow in the operating room.

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa

April 27, 2018

If you take electric lighting for granted, you have not lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where lighting options often come down to kerosene, candles or flashlights. The company's solar lights are a new choice.

Line-skipping business takes top honors at UW–Madison innovation competition

April 17, 2018

Selected from among 35 student teams and student-led start-up companies, LineLeap received the $15,000 Qualcomm grand prize in the 2018 Transcend Madison Innovation Competition.

EatStreet prospers eight years after idea was cooked up by UW–Madison students

April 13, 2018

Offering delivery has changed the business. “Before, our only job was to get more orders for our restaurants. Now it’s not just marketing; we handle all the logistics for restaurant partners,” the CEO says.

Four computer-science business ideas win, and one already has customers

April 12, 2018

Competitions that encourage entrepreneurship are fundamental to economic and social progress in Wisconsin, the contest organizer says.

Seeking grocery shopper loyalty, Fetch Rewards is “obsessed with simple”

February 27, 2018

A company started by a UW–Madison undergrad five years ago is finding success with an app that rewards grocery buyers who scan in their receipts.

UW startup’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

February 8, 2018

The wearable system developed by Torq Labs is designed to help runners avoid injury by tracking leg movement with wireless sensors that transmit data to a smartphone app.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic director selected for new business law fellowship

December 7, 2017

Anne Smith hopes to use the fellowship to advance a new strategic initiative that would allow the clinic to automate some of its processes so it can serve more clients.

100-hour challenge winners blend creativity, utility

November 21, 2017

The challenge was to build useful or creative products based on objects donated by the University’s recycling system, called SWAP, and to do the whole shebang in 100 hours.

WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

November 17, 2017

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.