University of Wisconsin–Madison

Entrepreneurs

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

Resources for All Entrepreneurs

Featured Resource: Explore the INSITE Entrepreneurship Guide, an interactive guide of UW–Madison and community entrepreneurship resources. Match resources to your stage of development.

  • 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):  UW–Madison program providing resources, connections, and mentoring to early stage commercialization and entrepreneurship projects conceived by UW faculty, staff, and students.
  • 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.
  • Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) is a one-week intensive training program in technology entrepreneurship for graduate students in the sciences, engineering, and math. MEB is co-sponsored by the Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE) and the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneurons: OCR is pleased to be a partner in this WARF created series bringing together thought 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.sponsor this series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started.

 

UW Innovation in Action

Grant to Study Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Madison

Jon Eckhardt, executive director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship has received funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to study how to improve how university entrepreneurial ecosystems, like that at UW-Madison,  can drive economic growth.

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