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(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.

Invocation

"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 http://www.physicstoday.org/resource/1/phtoad/v66/i8/p42_s1

Being a tech geek is cool, I should know, I am one. http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/oct/15/being-a-geek-is-cool-i-am-one

Millennials to the Rescue! Young entrepreneurs could save Madison's economy http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=40722

The Millennial Generation Research Review http://emerging.uschamber.com/MillennialsReport

Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy http://www.bls.gov/bdm/entrepreneurship/entrepreneurship.htm

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, http://www.kauffman.org/Details.aspx?id=5758

Ideafests 2013 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competitions at UW-Madison https://www.facebook.com/pages/G-Steven-Burrill-Business-Plan-Competition/144000448900?ref=hl

Example startup http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radiantfabrication/lionhead-3d-printer-and-3d-scanner-with-li-modelin, http://radiantfabrication.com/pages/lionhead

Students sought to organize national ag prize competition http://theweekly.wisc.edu/newsletter/achievements-the-weekly/new-post-for-badgers-in-the-world-the-weekly-15/?utm_source=September+2013+newsletter&utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_medium=email

Elon Musk (PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors) physics major, http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201310/profiles.cfm, http://www.aps.org/careers/physicists/profiles/musk.cfm

Latest news on Wisconsin entrepreneurship http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/

Caveat

Innovation: Bridging the market gap http://www.nature.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/news/innovation-bridging-the-market-gap-1.13778?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130926#/b4

Proof of concept (actual proof) http://www.kauffman.org/advancing-innovation/proof-of-concept-centers.aspx

How to teach entrepreneurship - Community, Broad Appeal, Networking, Real World Curriculum) http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/10/16/How-to-Teach-Entrepreneurship.aspx?Page=1

News http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/#!

Example ideas

Startuply http://www.startuply.com/Startups/

Finalists at NCSU competitions: http://ei.ncsu.edu/egames/2013-finalist-semifinalist-teams/

Dragon innovation http://www.dragoninnovation.com/

Education Investor portfolios: Learn Capitol http://www.learncapital.com/portfolio/, New Schools Venture Fund http://www.newschools.org/ventures , Kapor Capital http://www.kaporcapital.com/view/portfolio/, New Markets Venture Partners http://www.newmarketsvp.com/portfolio/, Rethink Education http://rteducation.com/portfolio/

Getting started

Millennials Have Their Own Definition of Entrepreneurship http://www.businessinsider.com/gen-ys-impact-on-the-future-of-work-2013-5

Microentrepreneurs May Be an Untapped Market for Product Design http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130812121459.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

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

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130806091558.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

http://www.studio360.org/2012/jan/27/garage-inventors/

Elevator pitch builder http://www.alumni.hbs.edu/careers/pitch/

Entrepreneurs toolkit http://witoolkit.com/

Entrepreneur.com http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Entrepreneur.org http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Resource-Center/Topics/The-Entrepreneur.aspx

Getting started http://marriottschool.byu.edu/sitemap/?id=10994

Startup Smart http://www.startupsmart.com.au/home-based-business/running-a-business-from-home/two-australian-university-business-accelerators-named-in-top-global-list/2013071910263.html

Get involved in your local ecosystem http://southernalpha.com/the-feed/get-involved-in-your-citys-entrepreneur-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 http://dreambigamerica.us/, http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/kauffman-foundation-partners-with-weekly-dream-big-america-live-radio-entrepreneur-competition.aspx

Online courses

Kauffman foundation http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/entrepreneurship

MIT OpenCourses beginning with Inventions and Patents

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/entrepreneurship/#listing

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-901-inventions-and-patents-fall-2005/index.htm

Who Owns The Icehouse http://whoownstheicehouse.com/video/

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute talks summaries http://yei.yale.edu/yei-resources

NOVOED https://novoed.com/

Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate http://create.stanford.edu/certificate.php, http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/09/30/stanford-launches-online-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-course.aspx?=CTCLV

EPICENTER Online courses http://epicenter.stanford.edu/resource/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. http://www.warf.org/home/news-media/campus-programs/upstart/upstart.cmsx

New class offered in entrepreneurship for non-business majors

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Arts Enterprise: Art as Business as Art http://artsenterprise.wisc.edu/class-spring-2013/

Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community seminar http://www2.housing.wisc.edu/classes/docs/Fall2013/ERLC.pdf

Starting a Software Company, UW-Madison gets serious about supporting student software developers http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=38723

Representative Small Business Development Center class http://sbdc.wisc.edu/startup/etp/default.asp

Bolz Center and the Arts http://bus.wisc.edu/centers/bolz-center-for-arts-administration/research-special-projects

Business plan goals list

Arts Feasibility Study Challenge http://ei.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Arts-Venture-Feasibility-Study-Template_Final.pdf

Sample business plans http://www.bplans.com/

Patents and IP

US Patent Office http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/patents.jsp

Free patents online http://www.freepatentsonline.com/

General information from WARF http://www.warf.org/home/for-uw-inventors/for-uw-inventors.cmsx

Lab notebook advise http://www.warf.org/home/for-uw-inventors/lab-book-guidelines/lab-book-guidelines.cmsx

Industrial partnerships research agreement guide http://www.grad.wisc.edu/oip/RschAgreeGuide.html

Marketing

Beginners guide http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090901/guidebook-how-to-conduct-market-research.html

More resources http://www.soisourcelink.com/for-businesses/resource-library/marketing-market-research

UW startups

Care to meet companies spun-off from University of Wisconsin? http://ww.bus.wisc.edu/insite/insite-census/

University Research Park tenants http://www.universityresearchpark.org/tenants/tenant_profiles/

WARF technologies http://www.warf.org/technologies.jsp

WARF Accelerator program pipeline http://www.warf.org/home/for-uw-inventors/accelerator-program/in-the-pipeline/in-the-pipeline.cmsx

UW student organizations

http://uwmadsbi.com/ UW Madison Student Business Incubator

http://www.uwceo.com/welcome-to-uw-madison-ceo/ UW Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)

https://win.wisc.edu/organization/transcend/about UW Madison Transcend Engineering

http://www.housing.wisc.edu/erlc - Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community, a vibrant community of students that pursue all imaginable majors.

http://www.badgerinnovations.com/ Professional websites, student rates.

National student organizations

University Innovation http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Main_Page

University Innovation Fellows website: http://dreamdesigndeliver.org

Campus opportunities and resources

https://sites.google.com/site/100hourchallenge2013/ - ERLC 100 hour challenge

http://http://innovation.wisc.edu/ - 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

http://www.engr.wisc.edu/entrepreneurship.html - UW Engineering programs in entrepreneurship

http://bus.wisc.edu/centers/weinert - UW business school program in entrepreneurship

http://bus.wisc.edu/bba/academics/majors/certificate-entrepreneurship - Certificate in Entrepreneurship

http://bus.wisc.edu/degrees-programs/non-business-majors/burrill-business-plan - UW business plan competition

http://bus.wisc.edu/degrees-programs/non-business-majors/wisconsin-entrepreneurial-bootcamp - Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

http://bus.wisc.edu/centers/insite - Initiative for Studies in Entrepreneurship

http://www.law.wisc.edu/academics/clinics/le/index.html - Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, legal advice

http://wid.wisc.edu/programs/hzx/ - Hybrid Zone X, a Wisconsin Institute for Discovery innovation center

http://www.warf.org/about/index.jsp?cid=61&scid=129 - WARF Discovery Challenge

http://innovation.wisc.edu/sustainability/ - Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge

http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/curriculum.cfm - UW Master of Science in Biotechnology program

http://artsenterprise.wisc.edu/resources/ - New Arts Enterprise Wisconsin

http://sbdc.wisc.edu/default.asp - UW Madison School of Business Small Business Development Center

https://contest.cs.wisc.edu/ - UW Madison Computer Sciences NEST Software contest

http://www.merlinmentors.org/ 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.

http://innovation.wisc.edu/tong/ Tong Prototype Prize

http://energy.wisc.edu/wienergychallenge 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 http://today.wisc.edu/events/view/67280

Discovery to Product D2P http://d2p.wisc.edu/ 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.

http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/2014/03/04/california-vc-greg-robinson-to-lead-wisconsins-4490-ventures/ 4490 Ventures capital

Off campus local resources

http://www.gener8tor.com/portfolio/ - a local accelerator with internships

http://www.lawrence.edu/academics/IandE/courses/inPursuitofInnovation.shtml - Lawrence U.

http://www.caboosecoworking.com/?m=0 - local coworking hub for startups

http://100state.com/projects/all-projects/ - local coworking hub, see events http://100state.com/events/

http://www.madcelerator.com/ - local business accelerator

http://www.instituteforartsentrepreneurship.com/ - Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship

http://www.cvent.com/events/2013-wisconsin-entrepreneurs-conference/event-summary-234f1e5a7d2e451c98a369e3554b4b60.aspx - Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference 2013 in Middleton

http://www.artupweekend.org/, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/94693526/artup-weekend-0 - Artup Weekend, arts startup weekend, Madison 26 July '13

http://www.amfam.com/dreambank/ Dreambank on Madison's Capitol Square

http://nibletz.com/2013/07/31/madison-entrepreneurs-civic-leaders-team-create-starting-block/ Starting Block, a proposed local incubation hub.

Farther afield

http://www.uww.edu/wisc/ Wisconsin Innovation Service Center

http://www.s.co/region/wisconsin Startup America

http://www.startupwisconsin.org/ Startup Wisconsin

http://www.wbiastate.org/ Wisconsin Business Incubation Association

http://bpc.mhwebstaging.com/ Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Competition ($100,000)

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Center-Technology-Commercialization-5026904?home=&gid=5026904&trk=anet_ug_hm, Center for Technology Commercialization

http://http://www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com - Wisconsin Technology Council

http://inwisconsin.com/entrepreneurs-and-innovators/ - Wisconsin Economic Development Department, Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

http://www.wisconsinangelnetwork.com/ - Wisconsin Angel Network

http://www.wisecurity.org/ - Wisconsin Security Research Consortium

http://wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/policy/BPC/ - Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest

http://www.ideas2profits.org/ Ideas to Profits conference

http://www.soisourcelink.com/for-businesses/introduction - State of Ingenuity, links entrepreneurs to resources in southern WI and northern IL, http://www.soisourcelink.com/for-businesses/resource-library

http://www.1871.com/ - Chicago digital startup center

http://www.lightbank.com/ - a Chicago venture capital firm

http://www.scientistsolutions.com/default.aspx - Life science forum by scientists for scientists

http://i2c.calit2.net/ - Interdigital Innovation Challenge

http://www.sikorsky.com/vgn-ext-templating-SIK/ctrndr?vcmid=b474b8df91530410VgnVCM1000004f62529fRCRD&siteName=Sikorsky Sikorsky Innovations Launches a Transformed Entrepreneurial Challenge to Embrace Entrepreneurial Agility, http://www.sikorsky.com/EChallenge

http://www.hultprize.org/en/ Hult prize business competition

http://cep.mit.edu/ MIT Clean Energy Prize

http://www.cleanenergytrust.org/challenge/ Clean Energy Challenge

http://www.worldfoodprize.org/ World Food Prize

http://www.hbs.edu/newventurecompetition/business-track/Pages/default.aspx 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." http://nciia.org

National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (EPICENTER) http://epicenter.stanford.edu/

Small Business Innovation Research Programs (SBIR/STTR) www.sba.gov/sbir

U.S. Department of Energy Inventions and Innovations Program clearinghouse@ee.doe.gov

Around the world

University Business Incubator Index Global Top List 2013 http://ubiindex.com/global-top-list-2013/

http://www.wamda.com/

Global internships http://www.globalexperiences.com/careers/business_internships.php

Social Entrepreneurship

"helping people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities" http://www.mercycorps.org/innovations

Egypt http://www.wamda.com/2013/08/women-social-entrepreneurs-upper-egypt-boost-world-bank

Crowd source funding

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleListURL&_method=list&_ArticleListID=-191077136&_sort=v&_st=17&view=c&_origin=related_art&panel=citeRelatedArt&_acct=C000228598&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=400b2cef6cd1a924c2179eeb0cf09513&searchtype=a

Alumni finder: http://www.alumnifunder.com/

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/

Startup accelerators

Techcrunch: http://techcrunch.com/startups/

http://ycombinator.com/faq.html

Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) competition http://siia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1085:innovation-incubator-program&catid=27:education-overview&Itemid=1114, http://siia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1096&Itemid=1134

Conferences

U. MI. list: http://www.cfe.umich.edu/competitions-conferences

Ideas and Entrepreneurship list: http://www.worth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2911

International: https://www.waset.org/conferences/2013/dubai/iceid/cfp.php

European: http://academic-conferences.org/ecie/ecie2013/ecie13-call-papers.htm

Entrepreneurship programs

USNews Top 25: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/business-entrepreneurship/spp+25

Princeton review: http://www.princetonreview.com/undergraduate-entrepreneur.aspx

Entrepreneurs.com review: http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/undergrad/1.html

NYU: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/departments-centers-initiatives/centers-of-research/berkley-center/index.htm

Social entrepreneurship: http://www.pbs.org/new-recruits/learn-more/where-to-study.html, http://www.pbs.org/new-recruits/the-companies/

Singularity University (NASA) http://singularityu.org/graduate-studies-program/

Additional resources

U. MI list: http://www.cfe.umich.edu/resources