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

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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 …

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 …

Oliver Richards and Family

Alum Discusses Change in the Time of Coronavirus

August 10, 2020

For Oliver Richards (Ph.D. ’09, MBA ’11), the last several months has meant less time on the road visiting clients in his role as Senior Vice President of The Beacon Group. Like many of us, he’s …

Nathan Eggenberger and Nick Peterson

Expanding Opportunities with the B&E Clinic

July 10, 2020

When Nick Peterson (BS ’20) and Nathan Eggenberger (BA ’19) founded Sundream Studio about 18 months ago, the pair focused on web development for external clients. Nick a developer and Nathan a designer started building internal tools …

David Walsh

A Vision for Business

June 23, 2020

“For people with a passion for entrepreneurship, there is nothing more important than understanding the facts, recognizing the circumstances, and measuring success through the lens of the truth,” says David Walsh (BBA ‘65), Weinert Center …

Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) 2020

June 19, 2020

The Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) 2020, like many other events, took on a modified form this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What is usually an intensive week of hands-on learning for graduate students in …

UW Alums ‘Lock Up’ Best in Category for 2020 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

June 16, 2020

Last Lock, a company run by CEO and Founder Jack Ryan (Engineering ’18) and Director of Product Johnnie Wagman (MBA/WAVE ’20, Engineering ’17) placed top in the Business Services Category of the 2020 Wisconsin Governor’s Business …

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