Application to MEB will open on Monday, February 3, 2020

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Things to think about before applying to MEB 2020:

You will not be able to return to an incomplete application, so before you begin, you may find it helpful to prepare in advance your answers to the following questions:

  • Current degree program
  • Past degrees
  • Current employer (if any)
  • Faculty sponsorship (while not required, it is beneficial if your faculty sponsor understands and approves your week long commitment away from the lab)
  • Prior business or entrepreneurial experiences
  • Why you are interested in this program and how it fits your goals

*Note: You must complete the entire application online and submit it to be in the consideration set for admission.

Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) — FAQs

What are the times of the event?

You should plan on 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and on Friday the event ends at 3:30 p.m.

Is this really free?

Yes. Due to generous gifts to honor program sponsors John & Tashia Morgridge, we are able to offer this program at no cost to the student but enrollment is limited.

Can I get credit for this?

Not at this time.

Is this open to international students?


Do I have to be a UW student to enroll in MEB?

Non-student employees of the University are not eligible. You must be seeking an advanced degree, Ph.D. or be a post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Who can be faculty sponsors?

We would prefer that your faculty sponsor be from your particular department. Many students are using the head of their lab. The time requirement from the faculty sponsor is very limited. They will be invited to attend an event or two but it will be strictly optional. They will not have to give up any of their own time if they do not want to do so.

Main program contact email is: