Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp will be held from June 7-11, 2021

The Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) is a one-week intensive training program in technology entrepreneurship for graduate students in the sciences, engineering, and math. MEB is co-sponsored by the Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE) and the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship.

As a MEB student, you will work with case analyses, lectures, expert panels, and exercises in market assessments and participate in lively social events.

You will learn to imagine, create, and assess opportunities using multiple lenses; develop resources for an organization by forming teams and seeking funding; and use accounting and finance as language and assessment tools.

For all content areas, MEB offers specific opportunities to:

  • Develop your ability to use practical tools
  • Deepen your conceptual ability to explore fundamental links between tech and business
  • Broaden your factual knowledge about technology strategy and entrepreneurship

Contact Us

Main program contact email is meb@wsb.wisc.edu.

Martin Ganco
608-263-3463

Dan Olszewski
608-265-3959

Connect with MEB

Watch MEB 2020 Alumni Webinars

Life Science Founders

Description: Starting a business in the life sciences

Featured Panelists: Ben Casavant, Tasso; Andrew Markley, Hoplark HopTea; Chorom Pak, LynxBio

Corporate Entrepreneurship

Description: Using entrepreneurial skills inside a large company

Featured Panelists: M. Cabell Jonas, Kaiser Permanente; Claus Moberg, Roblox; Adam Swick, Beam Therapeutics

Consulting

Description: Discussing careers in consulting

Featured Panelists: Wen Chyan, McKinsey; Daria Fedyukina, BioHeights; Elizabeth Hines, AveXis (a Novartis Company); and Chloe Kim, Charles River Associates

Technology Founders

Description: Starting a business in the technology sector

Featured Panelists: Zainab Ghadiyali, Kakal/Airbnb; Hyunjun Park, CATALOG; Suryanarayanan PaneerSelvan, Skill-lync

Venture Capital and Finance Entrepreneurship

Description: Working in venture capital and finance

Featured Panelists: Yiqun Bai, Flagship Pioneering; Josh Carson, WARF, Carson Cook, FRACTAL and Lattice

Next Steps & Resources

Description: Next steps to enhance and expand your knowledge of business and entrepreneurship along with resources that are available

Featured Speaker: Dan Olszewski, Co-Founder of MEB and Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship

Rules for the Long Road

Description: Advice and guidance for a successful and meaningful career and life

Featured Speaker: John Morgridge, Co-Founder of MEB, Former CEO/Chair of Cisco and UW Alum

Application Process

Application to MEB will open on Monday, February 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Things to think about before applying to MEB 2021:

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.

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