The Wisconsin School of Business and Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE) have supported thousands of students across several competitions and challenges at UW–Madison to develop their capacity for entrepreneurial action by cultivating practices necessary to identify, shape, and exploit opportunities. Competitions they directly support include:

In addition to these campus competitions, UW–Madison students with promising venture ideas are also encouraged to consider competing in the Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Competition.


Need to deepen your knowledge of entrepreneurial practice and business planning? You’ll find helpful resources in the INSITE Entrepreneurship Guide.

Need more breathing room for your startup? Check out University Research Park!

Need practical advice and networking? Learn more about the WARF Entrepreneurons series.

The Innovate website provides additional campus resources for UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students related to innovation and entrepreneurship.


If you have questions about the Clinton Global Initiative – University challenge, please contact INSITE Director John Surdyk for more information.

If you are a student entrepreneur interested in assistance on overall business strategy, business model development, and competitive analysis, we encourage you to consider services provided by the Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic and Small Business Development Center.