Growing UWM’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Lubar Entrepreneurship Center programming is designed to engage UWM students and faculty across disciplines – giving them skills in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking to enhance their success. These programs build on UWM’s foundation in research and education to engage faculty, students, and the community in entrepreneurship. The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center also serves as a pillar of Milwaukee’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem – as a home to key programs that create a pipeline of talent and a resource for growing businesses.
Our center features signature spaces for working, meeting, and exploring new ideas. The Innovation Commons will provide an informal meeting space for students, entrepreneurs, and advisers in varied spaces where a group can pull up a whiteboard for a huddle or working session. The center will also offer the following:
- Co-Working and Collaboration – allowing students, business leaders, and entrepreneurs to meet informally to share ideas in a collaborative environment
- Flexible Instruction – providing a home for “Ideas Challenge Courses” that accommodate experiential and engaged learning through entrepreneurship
- Innovation Labs and “Maker” Spaces – providing resources for students to experiment and to prototype products and software
- Touchdown and Launch Space – providing a home for student entrepreneurs, faculty, community business partners and others to work on building new enterprises