UW–Madison is hosting a series of free virtual events and programming for innovators and entrepreneurs during Startup Wisconsin Week, November 11 -18, 2020. The weeklong event takes place in communities across the state and aims to energize local startup ecosystems. Events organized by campus partners celebrate and illuminate entrepreneurial activities and resources across the UW–Madison campus, and provide opportunities for innovators on campus and in the community to network and learn.
Fifteen different campus partners are offering over twenty events during UW-Madison Startup Week, and more events are still being added. Key campus partners for UW–Madison Startup Week include organizations such as the UW Makerspace, the UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the student organization Transcend UW, the School of Computing, Data, and Information Sciences (CDIS), the Center for Technology Commercialization, Forward BIOLABS and the Forward BIO Institute, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Isthmus Project, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, the Office of Business Engagement, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
UW-Madison’s Discovery to Product program is coordinating the campus-wide effort through its Innovate Network initiative. The Innovate Network brings together resources from 18 university and campus affiliate programs actively supporting innovation, tech transfer, and campus entrepreneurship in a full array of sectors, from biomanufacturing to computer and data science, health and medicine, clean tech, food science, and many others at innovate.wisc.edu.
“A key part of D2P’s mission is to serve as the front door for faculty, staff and students to help find and connect with resources,” says D2P Director Andy Richards. “Shared campus-wide events like Startup Week really allow us to showcase the wide range of incredible resources and expertise available right here on the UW–Madison campus, supporting innovators from all corners of the university and in the community.”
To view the full listing of UW–Madison Startup Week events and programming visit: