Hear from the students and staff about the latest news, events, and speakers that impact entrepreneurship.

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Hosting the 100-Hour Challenge During Challenging Times

November 23, 2020

On November 12-16, 2020, the StartUp Learning Community hosted its annual 100-Hour Challenge, a signature innovation contest on UW-Madison’s campus. The purpose of the Challenge is to help participants realize that innovation can be sparked by …

Nobbits Teams

Alumni Come Up Big at Early Stage Symposium

November 20, 2020

Earlier this month, promising entrepreneurs from around the Midwest convened virtually at the Wisconsin Technology Council’s Early Stage Symposium (ESS). There an array of exciting young companies came to pitch their ventures to a panel …

Rogers Jeffrey Leo John

Local Startup Spotlight: DataChat with Co-Founder Rogers Jeffrey Leo John

November 12, 2020

DataChat was founded by UW-Madison computer sciences professor Jignesh Patel, a serial entrepreneur for whom the startup is his fourth, and Ph.D. student Rogers Jeffrey Leo John (WAVE ’18 and MEB ’18) back in June …

Mark Nicola, Mike Turco, Anuj Modi and Ambika Kumar

Wisconsin Fellows Among Archer Case Competition Champions

November 4, 2020

In October, four Wisconsin School of Business MBA candidates were named champions of the Archer Case Competition. Ambika Kumar (Strategic Human Resources), Anuj Modi (Brand and Product Management), Mike Turco (Operations and Technology Management), and …

Kristjan Sigurdson

New Creative Destruction Lab Course Gives Students Unique Access to Venture Creation

October 21, 2020

In July 2020, it was announced that the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) will launch the CDL-Wisconsin Program this fall. The CDL-Wisconsin Program is a collaboration with the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of …

Catherine Alpeter

Alumni Affirm Value of Entrepreneurship Major in Shared Experiences

October 2, 2020

Whether it’s starting out on your own or working for an established company, having an entrepreneurial skillset plays a crucial role in business. The students in our entrepreneurship program are able to differentiate themselves in …

Jon Eckhardt and Jack Pawlik

Weinert Center Award-Winning Student Takes Business to Next Level

September 25, 2020

Jack Pawlik, the winner of the Weinert Center’s 2019 Alan C. Filley award, is ready to take his SAAS business, DRIP, nationwide. After getting accepted into the prestigious YCombinator accelerator program in California, Jack’s business …

Startup Mask

StartUp: Starting the Year Six Feet Apart

August 17, 2020

It will be a different kind of semester for the first-year students who have chosen the StartUp Learning Community to be their home for the 2020-2021 academic year. It will be a semester shaped by …

Dan Reed

Weathering the 2020 Storm in Venture Capital

August 12, 2020

2020 is synonymous with visual clarity but this year has been anything but clear. In the first half of 2020, we have seen a global pandemic, murder hornets, and a spotlight on racial inequality. We …

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