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.
November 1, 2019
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 […]
October 29, 2019
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 […]
October 21, 2019
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.
September 27, 2019
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
September 5, 2019
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
September 3, 2019
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 […]
June 26, 2019
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 […]
UW-Green Bay names Noodles & Company founder, Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence
June 18, 2019
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 […]
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)