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

  • gALPHA-CS This new collaboration between WARF and the UW-Madison Computer Scicen department is open to UW students, recent grads and Faculty. “gALPHA+CS,” will pull talent and industry experts from across campus, match them with computer science students, help them build products, and ultimately start companies.
  • 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.
  • 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

Accelerator Program helping to speed commercialization of UW Innovations

Great ideas are numerous at UW-Madison, but translate those ideas into products and into the market place needs a special kind of expertise. That is where the WARF Accelerator Program is helping to foster results. Learn more about their approach and the results.

UW Makerspace unleashes limitless student creativity

The 12,000-square-foot space is a maker’s dream; it houses 3D printers, laser cutters, machine tools, virtual and augmented reality hardware, microscopes, soldering irons, bicycle tools and many more instruments and gadgets to assist engineering students in bringing their ideas to life.

Ahead of the curve – exciting new development for flexible electronics

UW-Madison group creates a simple, fast and inexpensive fabrication process that is bound to catch the attention of product developers. Learn why this development is so unique.

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