Thompson, Brian

President, UWMRF
Director,
 LEC
Core Team, Milwaukee I-Corps™


briant@uwmrf.org
(414) 906-4653
UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center 210

Brian Thompson is President of the UWM Research Foundation, Inc., and Director of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center – complementary roles that allow him to help faculty, students and innovators learn from the entrepreneurial experience, bring their ideas to market and become effective change agents.   He is also Co-PI on the Milwaukee I-Corps (Innovation Corps) Site sponsored by the National Science Foundation and teaches new ventures in the Lubar School of Business.  In previous roles, Mr. Thompson led the development and launch of communications satellites, worked in corporate ventures and helped create startups in biotechnology and the entertainment industry.  He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from UCLA.

Fun Fact:

Brian loves to bike, and once road across the country.

 

LEC Teaching Fellows Information:

Mr. Thompson is the Director of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, Co-PI of the Milwaukee I-Corps Site, and President of the UWM Research Foundation. He also teaches new ventures as an adjunct instructor in UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lubar School of Business.

I can offer...

CIV ENG-691

COMPSCI-657

ELECENG-490

IND ENG-590

MATL ENG-690

MECH ENG-490

Courses

Information & Commercialization

HONORS 499 - Ad Hoc: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur