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

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Maya Warren

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Maya Warren

December 22, 2020

For a lifelong dairy aficionado, where else could Dr. Maya Warren have been more at home than the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW)? When Dr. Warren graduated from UW with her Ph.D. in Food Science, she …

Matt Billings

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Billings

December 18, 2020

Ever since earning his MBA in Supply Chain Management from the Wisconsin School of Business in 2013, Matt Billings has been applying his logistics expertise at vaunted tech companies. He began his post-graduate career with …

Curt Frey and Family

Alumni Spotlight: Curt Frey

December 15, 2020

It is striking that out of the global economic upheaval of the last year, one of the most optimistic voices comes from the Senior Manager for Digital Experience & Product at Royal Caribbean, Curt Frey. …

Joe Boucher

Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch Program Offers Students an Important Pipeline to Network

December 14, 2020

The fall semester saw the return of an event that has become a fixture in programming over the years: the Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch. While students were no longer able to congregate in a room to …

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 …

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