University of Wisconsin–Madison

Entrepreneurs

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.

  • 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

 

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