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

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Erica Gruen

Board Member Spotlight: Erica Gruen

January 26, 2021

Graduation ceremonies at UW-Madison are always cause for celebration, with Badgers going off into the world as contributors and leaders in every industry. But on occasion, our campus welcomes back distinguished alumni to the university …

Kay Plantes

Board Member Spotlight: Kay Plantes, Ph.D.

December 15, 2020

Over the last year, Kay Plantes has had to adapt to meet the challenges posed by the black swan pandemic event that defined 2020, like so many of us. While Kay is perfectly comfortable finding …

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 …

In Memoriam: Scott Braucht

June 26, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Scott Braucht, WAVE Board Member and dear friend of the Weinert Center. Scott served on the WAVE Board from the early 2000’s to his retirement in 2019. …

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 …

Board Member John Neis Comments on COVID-19 Crisis

May 12, 2020

John Neis, Managing Director of Venture Investors and Weinert Center Board Member was quoted in a Wisconsin State Journal article written by Tom Still on the COVID-19 crisis and raising funds. Read More

Fueled by Passion, New Board Member Reena Vokoun brings her Experience to WAVE

May 6, 2020

“In 2020, now is a better time than ever to become an entrepreneur; there are ways to establish your brand from anywhere,” says Reena Vokoun (BBA ‘98). She adds, “You can make an impact online …

Welcome John Hevey to the WAVE Advisory Board!

February 6, 2020

We are honored to welcome John Hevey to the WAVE Advisory Board this spring! John has a strong relationship with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an impressive background in corporate accounting, strategy and private investment. …

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