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Spring 2018

Spring at the UW is always a busy time of year as students both work to complete their studies and begin the next chapter of their professional careers. Spring 2018 was no exception.   

The students and Weinert Center have been active with some great outcomes and events this semester. We had an undergraduate entrepreneurship team represent the UW and win $5,000 at E-Fest (Eix.org), which is the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge at St. Thomas.The Enterprise Development Fellows visited Milwaukee and had the opportunity to meet with and learn from some great entrepreneurs and alumni. We also held our annual advisory board meeting where the WAVE teams pitched their business ideas in the morning and followed up with a lunch where we celebrated the student accomplishments and inducted successful entrepreneur and UW alum Paul Shain into the Weinert Center Hall of Fame. A great end to the semester. These activities are made possible by the great support of UW alumni and friends of the Center. The financial support and time they donate has a huge impact on the experience for the current students. Thank you!

We would also like to congratulate UW Professor & Weinert Center Executive Director Jon Eckhardt on receiving a $425,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The money will fund research on how universities can better foster entrepreneurial activity and economic growth through student entrepreneurship. This Kauffman Foundation research grant was very competitive so being a recipient is a great accomplishment for both Jon and the School.

Best regards,

Dan Olszewski
Director
Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship

 


Highlights from our Blog


UW-Madison Receives $425K Grant

UW-Madison Receives $425K Grant

Professor Jon Eckhardt will study student entrepreneurship

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WAVE & Fellowship Students Graduate

WAVE & Fellowship Students Graduate

Twenty six students leave their mark on our entrepreneurship program 

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Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Paul Shain is inducted into the Weinert Center's Hall of Fame

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Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Challenge

Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Challenge

Two students placed fifth at the largest undergrad business pitch competition

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Fellows Visit Milwaukee Entrepreneurs

Fellows Visit Milwaukee Entrepreneurs

Fellows receive great advice from entrepreneurs in Milwaukee

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New Year, New Name

New Year, New Name

The ERLC is now StartUp, the Entrepreneurial Learning Community

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Alumni Spotlight - Troy Vosseller

Alumni Spotlight - Troy Vosseller

Hard work, dedication and perseverance pays off for co-founder of Sconnie Nation and gener8tor

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Please visit the Weinert Center blog for alumni updates, recent news and more!