Entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of the business world. Up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the UW System are ready to do their part. Institutions are helping students get the tools and resources they need to transform their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial passion into market-ready products and services.
February 22, 2019
UW-Green Bay Business Administration major Skyla Aissen graduated in December debt free by creating two side businesses as part of her family’s Christmas Tree Farm. This student entrepreneur paid her way through college by working hard and heeding her grandmother’s advice to make each hour in a day count. She hopes her story can inspire others.
June 14, 2018
Watch Brian Wiegand, Co-founder and CEO of Gravy, interviewed by Jon Eckhardt, Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, discuss his journey as an entrepreneur and offer suggestions for finding success. (Recorded by Wisconsin Public Television)
June 12, 2018
Watch Matt Howard, CEO and Co-Founder of EatStreet, provide a step by step account of how EatStreet, a national online food ordering service, was created. Howard, a UW-Madison graduate, was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 Consumer Technology list.
June 8, 2018
UW-Green Bay student entrepreneur Sam Hunt’s The Local Food Experiment won the state’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), sponsored by WiSys. The win earns Sam $2,500 and a trip to compete at the International Business Model Competition in Provo, Utah, May 10-11. At the international competition, Sam was up against teams from Harvard, Iowa, Michigan State, Tulane, Quinnipiac, Mississippi, and […]
April 13, 2018
Watch these entrepreneurs share stories of how they became successful (recorded by Wisconsin Public Television): Zach Halmstad, Partner at Jamf (UW-Eau Claire alumnus), Alex Kubicek, Co-founder and CEO of Understory (UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater alumnus), and Kristen Berman, Co-founder and Principal of Common Cents Lab
October 10, 2017
Representatives from 88 businesses visited the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on Aug. 23 to learn how to get ahead by tapping UW–Madison resources. Some of the attendees already work with the university to recruit employees, partner on research, or license products and processes, while others are just getting started. “This biennial event is the only […]
Dedicated to serving students: Longtime UW-Stout hospitality professor honored by national organization
May 10, 2017
Menomonie, Wis. — Professor Phil McGuirk was in his element in February when the Club Managers Association of America kicked off its annual conference in Orlando. He was surrounded by 30 of his University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership students, who had held fundraisers and paid their way to attend. Also in attendance were […]
April 21, 2017
Love the new “Discover Wisconsin” map highlighting all the cool things you can do in the state? Thank a Blugold. More specifically, thank Samantha Hytry, the UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor who created the map for the popular television show that celebrates all things Wisconsin. An Eagle River native and life-long […]
February 10, 2017
WiSys Innovator and UW-River Falls student Shanna Burris set out to make horseback riding more accessible, specifically for paraplegic riders. The McNair Scholar and equine management major created a hoist that can lift a saddle onto a horse, an obstacle she learned has not been addressed through a survey of paraplegic riders. WiSys accepted Burris’ […]
July 5, 2016
Zach Larson, like many students, initially was drawn to the arts management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point because he enjoyed theater and performing in high school. What he and others have learned is that arts management is much more about people and connections to art, rather than about art itself. “I never knew […]