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A Hub for Entrepreneurial Ventures

Students whose goals involve entrepreneurship and enterprise development will find an active community of support at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, housed within the Wisconsin School of Business, serves as a hub for learning and making connections with students, faculty, and alumni across the campus. The campus-wide influence of the Weinert Center results in an expansive number of opportunities to make your mark as an entrepreneur.

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

This graduate-level certificate can be added to your MBA program. Designed for graduate students who anticipate starting or working for new ventures, the curriculum includes imagining and bringing to life new enterprises, finding startup investments, and managing growth and exit events.

This is one of several graduate-level certificates that are available to enhance your MBA program.

The Wisconsin Fellowship in Enterprise Development

The Wisconsin Fellowship in Enterprise Development Program

Second-year MBA students are eligible for this applied training program, which provides focused networking and mentoring. Fellows often go on to become leaders of new ventures with existing companies, experts in technology innovation, entrepreneurs, and consultants to startup companies.

Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE)

Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE)

In this hands-on academic class, students use a lean startup approach to create and grow ventures. Students can secure up to $50,000 in startup investment capital.

G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

This annual contest challenges students to develop and present business plans for new and emerging ventures. Experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders provide guidance and act as judges. The Business Plan Competition is one of many innovation contests available to students each year.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Organizations such as the Entrepreneurship Association, The Hub, Transcend, and Net Impact enable students to connect with professional mentors.

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