University of Wisconsin–Madison


This collection features resources that are available to entrepreneurs at all stages, many from assets originating at UW-Madison as well as those available within the community.

Resources for All Entrepreneurs

Featured Resource: The Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE) launched this interactive directory of UW-Madison and community entrepreneurship resources. Match resources to your stage of development.

@1403 part of the world-class University Research Park, offers state-of-the-art facilities and can be the home you are looking for to turn big ideas into businesses.

UW–Madison Small Business Development Center provides no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation to start-ups and entrepreneurs.

The Center for Technology Commercialization provides one-on-one assistance and expertise on the commercialization process to early-stage emerging technology businesses throughout Wisconsin.

Capital Entrepreneurs is dedicated to fostering community among startups in Madison.

The Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network (MERLIN) is a Madison-based corp of volunteers who have started and managed new ventures. These mentors can help guide emerging entrepreneurs in early stage ventures to boost the potential of business success.

University Research Park has a variety of flexible lease spaces, within the research and technology park and at their campus@1403 location.

Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high-quality education, management talent, and possible sources of capital.

The WARF Entrepreneurons is a presentation series that brings together thought leaders from across the country, Madison and UW–Madison to exchange perspectives on topics ranging from identifying an opportunity to building a start-up team to financing.

Resources for UW–Madison Entrepreneurs

Discovery to Product (D2P): This UW–Madison accelerator aims to support and grow campus participant research projects that are on track to become a company or move toward technology licensure.

Madworks Coworking@1403: Offers faculty and staff a centrally located co-working space on campus to conduct start-up and entrepreneurial business.  Affordable, flexible desk leases, great amenities, co-working and networking opportunities.


UW Innovation in Action

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A relationship with real world benefits for patients and Wisconsin

A multi-decade relationship between UW–Madison and GE Healthcare has created a stream of medical imaging inventions that look inside the human body with increasing accuracy.

UW-Madison professional development course boosts output for Wausau manufacturer

When the operations director at JARP Industries signed up for a lean operations course at UW-Madison, he wasn’t expecting the impact it would deliver. Learn how the course shaped plant manufacturing practices and updated workflow, output and efficiency. More.

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UW awarded second research grant from NBA and GE Healthcare

The latest grant will support research looking at the prevention and treatment of hamstring injuries. And while the focus will be on the elite athletes, the knowledge will benefit everyone who takes the court. More.

More of UW in Action

OCR Events Calendar UW-Madison Business Engagement Day on Campus