UW-Madison's Discovery to Product (D2P) office is accepting business idea applications to its Igniter program. The Igniter program, designed to fund commercial development of ideas emanating from UW–Madison, has $2.4 million in funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Madison's third annual Startup Weekend event, whose goal is to assemble entrepreneurial minds from Southern Wisconsin and beyond to collaborate on innovative projects and potentially form startup companies, will be held April 4 to 6 at the University Research Park in Madison.
John Biondi, a Wisconsin entrepreneur with extensive experience in early-stage high-technology companies in the state, has been named the first director of Discovery to Product (D2P), a new UW–Madison project to accelerate the formation of businesses based on discoveries at the Madison campus.
An idea that began as a homework assignment for two UW–Madison sophomores living in Sellery Hall's Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community, has since grown into a fully functional, award-winning website that serves hundreds of UW–Madison students.
Anne Smith and Eric Englund, co-founders of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School, recently received a 2014 Best of Madison Business Award from Madison Magazine.
Capping a three-month search, three finalists have been named in the University of Wisconsin–Madison's effort to identify a leader for D2P (Discovery to Product), the new partnership between the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the university to boost campus entrepreneurism.
University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduates are greeting the 20th anniversary of the Innovation Days competition with inventions that range from healthcare to agriculture to exercise for amputees.
Students eager to plunge into the startup culture got a chance to meet early-stage firms trolling for talent at the 2014 Madison Startup Fair, held Wednesday afternoon at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
Increasingly, advertising is the currency of the Internet. Those rectangles that compete to catch your eye fund many of those free services that dominate the Web.
A campus leader in entrepreneurship has embarked on biweekly, drop-in sessions at 100state, a "co-working" facility on State Street near the Capitol where entrepreneurs gather to move their ideas toward the market.
At Sector67, a “makerspace” on Madison’s East Side, you never know what will walk through the orange door. Today, a University of Wisconsin–Madison student wants to mold foam and plastic into a custom-fit back for a backpack.
UpStart, a new program designed to help aspiring minority and women entrepreneurs launch successful businesses, is being offered by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Small Business Development Center and area professionals with expertise in fields such as accounting, sales and marketing.
A newly-launched advocacy group is aiming to increase the number and success rate of start-up ventures stemming from University of Wisconsin–Madison ideas, building on the renewed commitment in 2013 to campus innovation.
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.