As UW–Madison continues to gain recognition for fueling Wisconsin’s high-tech economy, four experienced entrepreneurs with UW roots shared the cardinal lessons they learned.
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.
The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin.
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.
Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.
As users engage with LÜM, they are rewarded with tokens that they can use or buy to raise the visibility of a favorite artist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Competitions that encourage entrepreneurship are fundamental to economic and social progress in Wisconsin, the contest organizer says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.