Entrepreneurship at UWM

Get more out of college than a degree. Competitions provide hands-on training in everything from critical thinking to elevator pitching. You may even walk away with significant seed funding.

Student Startup Challenge

Co-curricular program that encourages students to develop their ideas and launch businesses.

Innovation Talks

One-hour intimate conversations with a local entrepreneur or community innovator.

UWM Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)

Hosted by the Lubar School of Business, CEO is open to students in any discipline.

James D. Scheinfeld Entrepreneurial Awards Competition

This competition encourages students to take new ideas to market by awarding seed capital to the top three entries.

La Macchia New Venture Business Plan

UWM students can earn significant cash prizes and learn how to develop, write, and present an effective business plan.

UWM Research Foundation

The UWM Research Foundation supports a continuum of intellectual property management activities and student entrepreneurship.

App Brewery

This group of UWM students develop mobile applications for non-profits, student entrepreneurs and other organizations.

Wisconsin Big Ideas Tournament

Teaches Lean Startup business development tools, provides business mentorship, and allows participants to compete at a state level.

Business School Entrepreneurial Programs

From professional student orgs to specialty internships, the Lubar School offers many doors to enter into the campus startup culture.

University Innovation Fellows

“Change Agents,” who lead the UWM student community with activities designed to hone creative thinking and link them to campus resources.

NSF Milwaukee I-Corps

Researchers and entrepreneurs explore the viability of their technologies and ventures through the “Lean Startup”.

Arts & Entrepreneurship

Prepares arts students to become leaders in their communities and engaged with social challenges.

PantherHacks

PantherHacks provides event programming to encourage, accelerate, and foster an environment of collaboration and innovation on campus.

I.T. Innovations Internship Program

This Tech Talent & Innovation Accelerator gives students an opportunity to work on UWM IT projects.

Prototyping Club at UWM

This diverse club is composed of students dedicated to inventing, tinkering, making, and learning. They also help run the EMS Makerspace.

Immersive Media Lab

The Immersive Media Lab focuses on mediums and technologies of the future. This interdisciplinary research space merges art and science.

Innovators Expo

UWM’s Innovators Expo is an annual celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship that showcases student, faculty, and staff startups.