Entrepreneurons is a new WARF series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started to the UW–Madison Community. Entrepreneurons brings together thoughtful leaders from across the country and our own backyard to exchange perspectives on core topics ranging from identifying an opportunity to building a startup team to financing and beyond.
University Research Park and the MG&E Innovation Center on its campus were cited yesterday, November 15, by Forbes Magazine as among the top breeding grounds for compelling high-tech startups.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) today announced the launch of a major new partnership focused on entrepreneurship on the UW–Madison campus, building on a long legacy of collaboration to move scientific innovation to the marketplace.
Wes Schroll was frustrated with his Target coupons. Sure, they were tailored to his purchase history, and the expiration date was far away. Yet, by the time his next trip to Target rolled around, he’d misplaced them again. A lifelong entrepreneur and Wisconsin School of Business student, he knew there had to be a better way to find deals.
Most days, students in UW Law School’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic work with supervising attorneys to provide free legal guidance to Wisconsin business owners and entrepreneurs. But for last week’s Pitch Day, instructors turned the tables on 18 L&E students by challenging them to create business models for their own start-ups.
Ice cream is more than a dessert to Maya Warren: it's her future. She studies it on a molecular level and plans to start a business related to ice cream after graduation.
UW-Madison students will put their entrepreneurial skills to the test Friday in the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition.
The announcement of a new source of investment capital for campus information technology entrepreneurs, or researchers aspiring to join their ranks, adds to a growing list of initiatives to speed the transfer of technologies from UW–Madison labs for the benefit of the public and advancing the pace of university innovation.
The State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation are creating an early-stage venture capital fund focused on information technology.
A self-adjusting, boat-mounted holder for fishing rods has won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, one of a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison innovation competitions. Held Feb. 7 and 8, the Innovation Days competitions reward UW–Madison undergraduates for creative and marketable ideas.
Displaying more than a dozen inventions that could prove useful for individuals, workplaces or even entire manufacturing processes, University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate students will square off in a matchup of creativity, resourcefulness and craftsmanship during the annual UW–Madison Innovation Days competitions, held Feb. 7 and 8 on the UW–Madison engineering campus.
When it comes to business, every good idea needs a business plan, a market and some capital. This week, some of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s best minds are learning how to take new ideas to market and launch them into businesses at the Wisconsin School of Business’s Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives has partnered with the city of Madison and the area's cooperative business community to host the Madison Cooperative Business Conference on June 6-7.
Four University of Wisconsin–Madison students and research fellows are leading teams among 25 finalists in the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
The Morgridge Institute for Research has received a $20.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to support development of a new process and manufacturing plant for a medical isotope needed by tens of thousands of U.S. patients daily.
On May 18, Rob Engelke, chief executive officer of Ultratec, Inc., will receive an honorary doctorate at a commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. Engelke was cited for creating extraordinary advances that have enabled deaf and hard-of-hearing people worldwide to communicate via telephone.
Carol Bartz, the former CEO and president of Autodesk and Yahoo!, is returning to her alma mater to deliver the charge to the graduates at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's four commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20 at the Kohl Center.
Seven University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni and faculty were honored this week for their outstanding entrepreneurial achievements.
Christopher Beley's Flextory, a flexible, web-based inventory system designed for multiple inventory scenarios, won $10,000 and top prize at the 2012 University of Wisconsin–Madison Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Competition.