1. Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay turns it into overdrive

    Photo of UW-Green Bay's Tara Carr, Director of the Small Business Development Center and Associate Lecturer

    When local small businesses and entrepreneurs needed help navigating the pandemic, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of UW-Green Bay answered the call—literally—serving remotely, 591 distinct businesses with disaster consultation since March 15… the most of any state center (Madison was second with 163 businesses served). Wisconsin SBDCs have been the “go to” for the […]

  2. UW-Parkside professor and students help showcase local businesses

    Screenshot of The Root Magazine, created by UW-Parkside Professor Kristen Bartel and her digital photography students in support of local businesses

    UW-Parkside students in Professor Kristen Bartel’s digital photography class recently partnered with downtown Racine businesses to create The Root Magazine. In the new publication, which is named after the city’s historic river, UW-Parkside photography students use their creativity to help showcase the unique aspects of local businesses. The nonprofit initiative Visioning a Greater Racine invested […]

  3. Ribbon-cutting for new UW-Platteville hydroponics student-managed business

    Ribbon-cutting ceremony at UW-Platteville for new hydroponics student-managed business

    Students at UW-Platteville are gaining access to fresh lettuce grown on campus year-round through a new hydroponics student-managed business. The 1,500-square-foot hydroponics space, built and operated solely by students, will supply nearly all lettuce used by UW-Platteville Dining Services. When in full production, 6,000 plants are grown using 25 gallons of water daily – a 95% water […]

  4. U.S. cheese safety, marketing could benefit from UW-Stout research project

    Photo of graduate student Emily Lehmann and Assistant Professor Taejo Kim, who are researching whether some natural cheeses have greater antimicrobial properties against food-borne pathogens like listeria when stored at room temperature.

    The U.S. cheese industry could benefit from a UW-Stout food science project, which won the WiSys Quick Pitch competition this summer. Graduate student Emily Lehmann with Assistant Professor Taejo Kim are researching whether some natural cheeses have greater antimicrobial properties against food-borne pathogens like listeria when stored at room temperature. If so, this could be […]

  5. SBDC at UW-River Falls honored by Small Business Administration

    Photo of UWRF SBDC ribbon-cutting

    The UW-River Falls’ Small Business Development Center positively influences the local economy through strategic partnerships with area businesses. Last year alone, the center assisted 19 startups and grew its capital infusion to over $3 million. This year, the center earned a prestigious award for client outreach, helping to further improve the economic impact of Wisconsin small businesses.

  6. UW-Oshkosh is buzzing about student entrepreneurial venture

    Photo of UW-Oshkosh student team helping to promote an entrepreneurial venture

    A team of UW-Oshkosh students is preparing to test a product called Bee Shield™, designed to improve survival of honeybee colonies in cold-weather climates. This collaborative initiative between the UW-Oshkosh and WiSys matches student entrepreneurs and inventors with the ultimate goal of taking a product to market. Watch “Hive Central” video

  7. UW-Milwaukee Lubar Entrepreneurship Center opens its doors

    Photo of UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

    UW-Milwaukee’s newly opened Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is making entrepreneurship an even more integral part of the UWM experience for students, faculty, and staff. The center is bringing together numerous programs across all disciplines to nurture ideas and build confidence. The result? Supporting entrepreneurs and change-makers that thrive on innovation

  8. UW-Eau Claire student ingenuity at work: Clearwater Labs consulting

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire students who have launched Clearwater Labs, a 100% student-run software consulting company in downtown Eau Claire

    UW-Eau Claire students have launched Clearwater Labs, a 100% student-run software consulting company in downtown Eau Claire that’s on track to become self-funded and self-sustaining. The students work as a team providing technology solutions to area businesses. One project, an energy dashboard, advanced to the third round of the Smart Cities–Smart Futures competition, earning a […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee students benefit from internships

    Photo of Simrah Awan, a marketing major with a certificate in international business, is a communications and public relations intern at Baird. Her role includes writing and developing communication plans and content that support the firm's strategic initiatives. Awan also monitors media coverage, prepares talking points for events, and writes for workplace charitable giving campaigns. (UWM Photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)

    An internship can be a priceless part of a college education. About 90 percent of employers prefer candidates with work experience, according to a 2017 survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Each year, thousands of UWM students complete internships with more than 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers. Those internships mean UWM students get […]

  10. UW-Green Bay names Noodles & Company founder, Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Photo of UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller

    UW-Green Bay and the UW System have named Aaron Kennedy, founder and CEO for Noodles & Company, to be the first “entrepreneur-in-residence” at TitletownTech. With his experience as a global entrepreneur who has built brands, companies and movements, he will be an invaluable asset in TitletownTech’s mission of bringing world-class digital innovation and expertise to […]