(Prof Molly Jahn and Sector 67's Chris Meyer pitching Agricultural Innovation Prize, 2014)

Entrepreneurship clinic

This project is a resource letter to enable students to take advantage of campus, local, and national opportunities for entrepreneurship.


"Entendre" means to undertake. An entrepreneurial spirit seeks opportunity in all things. It is an attitude that can serve you well. Would you like to start your future now, or just maybe think about it later and coast? Make something now or wait until say graduate school or some postgraduate employment. You have the tools and resources you need to explore the notion of developing your OWN ideas and even starting and running your own company while at UW-Madison. Physicists and hardware makers have a special role to play. Let's get started.

Things your adviser never told you: Entrepreneurship’s role in physics education

Being a tech geek is cool, I should know, I am one.

Millennials to the Rescue! Young entrepreneurs could save Madison's economy

The Millennial Generation Research Review

Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy

The Future of the University and Public Research for the Entrepreneurial Age,by Carl J. Schramm President and Chief Executive Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation,

Ideafests 2013 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competitions at UW-Madison

Example startup,

Students sought to organize national ag prize competition

Elon Musk (PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors) physics major,,

Latest news on Wisconsin entrepreneurship


Innovation: Bridging the market gap

Proof of concept (actual proof)

How to teach entrepreneurship - Community, Broad Appeal, Networking, Real World Curriculum)


Example ideas


Finalists at NCSU competitions:

Dragon innovation

Education Investor portfolios: Learn Capitol, New Schools Venture Fund , Kapor Capital, New Markets Venture Partners, Rethink Education

Getting started

Millennials Have Their Own Definition of Entrepreneurship

Microentrepreneurs May Be an Untapped Market for Product Design

Entrepreneurial spirit and sterotypes (Read past the title to the end. You need not be a misfit.)

Elevator pitch builder

Entrepreneurs toolkit

Getting started

Startup Smart

Get involved in your local ecosystem

Dream Big America - Every Tuesday, three entrepreneurs will present their business ideas on the first-ever live radio show startup competition, and America votes for the winner. Listen and vote,

Online courses

Kauffman foundation

MIT OpenCourses beginning with Inventions and Patents

Who Owns The Icehouse

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute talks summaries


Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate,

EPICENTER Online courses

UW Classes and programs

The WARF UpStart Program for Minority and Women’s Entrepreneurship is designed to equip entrepreneurially minded women and minorities in the Madison area with the tools needed to launch or expand any business venture.

New class offered in entrepreneurship for non-business majors


Arts Enterprise: Art as Business as Art

Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community seminar

Starting a Software Company, UW-Madison gets serious about supporting student software developers

Representative Small Business Development Center class

Bolz Center and the Arts

Business plan goals list

Arts Feasibility Study Challenge

Sample business plans

Patents and IP

US Patent Office

Free patents online

General information from WARF

Lab notebook advise

Industrial partnerships research agreement guide


Beginners guide

More resources

UW startups

Care to meet companies spun-off from University of Wisconsin?

University Research Park tenants

WARF technologies

WARF Accelerator program pipeline

UW student organizations UW Madison Student Business Incubator UW Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) UW Madison Transcend Engineering - Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community, a vibrant community of students that pursue all imaginable majors. Professional websites, student rates.

National student organizations

University Innovation

University Innovation Fellows website:

Campus opportunities and resources - ERLC 100 hour challenge

http:// - UW Innovation Days. Turn your idea in a cash prize winning proposal through Campus Innovation Days, the Qualcom Wireless innovation Prize, G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition, or Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge - UW Engineering programs in entrepreneurship - UW business school program in entrepreneurship - Certificate in Entrepreneurship - UW business plan competition - Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp - Initiative for Studies in Entrepreneurship - Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, legal advice - Hybrid Zone X, a Wisconsin Institute for Discovery innovation center - WARF Discovery Challenge - Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge - UW Master of Science in Biotechnology program - New Arts Enterprise Wisconsin - UW Madison School of Business Small Business Development Center - UW Madison Computer Sciences NEST Software contest The Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network (MERLIN) is a Madison-based corp of volunteers who have masterfully started and managed new ventures. These mentors use their skills, experience and enthusiasm to guide emerging entrepreneurs in early stage ventures to boost the potential of business success. Tong Prototype Prize SAGE Global Stewards Sustainability Prize, Submit a 4-5 page technical report outlining a new technology to advance sustainable and affordable energy. The winning idea receives up to $50,000.

UW Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs

Discovery to Product D2P Discovery to Product or D2P is a major new partnership between UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) focused on entrepreneurship and building on a long legacy of collaboration to move UW–Madison-inspired technology and innovation to market. 4490 Ventures capital

Off campus local resources - local accelerator with internships sponsoring 5 startups/yr (accept rate ~5/300) - local coworking hub for startups - local coworking hub, see events - Madison Enterprise Center is an office and light industrial business incubator that serves start-up and expanding small businesses. - local business accelerator - Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship - Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference 2013 in Middleton, - Artup Weekend, arts startup weekend, Madison 26 July '13 Dreambank on Madison's Capitol Square Starting Block, a proposed local incubation hub. - Lawrence U.

Farther afield Wisconsin Innovation Service Center Startup America Startup Wisconsin Wisconsin Business Incubation Association Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Competition ($100,000), Center for Technology Commercialization

http:// - Wisconsin Technology Council - Wisconsin Economic Development Department, Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Wisconsin Angel Network - Wisconsin Security Research Consortium - Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest Ideas to Profits conference - State of Ingenuity, links entrepreneurs to resources in southern WI and northern IL, - Chicago digital startup center - a Chicago venture capital firm - Life science forum by scientists for scientists - Interdigital Innovation Challenge Sikorsky Innovations Launches a Transformed Entrepreneurial Challenge to Embrace Entrepreneurial Agility, Hult prize business competition MIT Clean Energy Prize Clean Energy Challenge World Food Prize Harvard New Venture Competition

National organizations

National Collegiate Innovators and Inventors Alliance (NCIIA) The NCIIA's mission is "to support technology innovation and entrepreneurhisp in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses."

National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (EPICENTER)

Small Business Innovation Research Programs (SBIR/STTR)

U.S. Department of Energy Inventions and Innovations Program

Around the world

University Business Incubator Index Global Top List 2013

Global internships

Social Entrepreneurship

"helping people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities"


Crowd source funding

Alumni finder:


Startup accelerators


Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) competition,


U. MI. list:

Ideas and Entrepreneurship list:



Entrepreneurship programs

USNews Top 25:

Princeton review: review:


Social entrepreneurship:,

Singularity University (NASA)

Additional resources

U. MI list: