Tag Entrepreneurship

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.

UW-Madison spinoff releases latest educational game – aimed at fractions

August 15, 2016

A Madison maker of educational games has just published Diffission, a visual game to teach fractions to middle schoolers without the pain of the traditional “skill and drill.”

‘Accidental techie’ from UW–Madison is IT entrepreneur

August 11, 2016

Applied Tech in Madison provides network and computer services to businesses and organizations across Wisconsin. The blue screen at center shows the status of …

New startups ‘graduate’ from UW business accelerator

July 5, 2016

The companies launched with help from the D2P program are working in such areas as growing brain cells, virtual reality and stroke rehabilitation.

Googling Madison: Software engineers boost tech giant

June 3, 2016

The search giant was looking to continue expanding from Silicon Valley. Google would not be here without UW–Madison, the local office's director says.

Students present creative innovation at New Arts Venture Challenge

May 4, 2016

Funding pitches to investors tend to relate to innovative ideas in science, engineering or business. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a campus wide competition has …

WARF taps Fujifilm chief, local executives for Entrepreneurons series

January 19, 2016

WARF, in conjunction with BioForward, is hosting a special two-part series exploring why Wisconsin is the right environment for tech businesses.