UWM’s Innovators Expo is an annual celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship that showcases a collection of UWM community prototypes, ideas, startups, student orgs, partners, classes, and innovations in an exhibit format.

Celebrating UWM Innovators in a Virtual Experience

Join us to celebrate UWM innovators in a virtual Expo environment, a VR walk through of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center filled with Expo booths. The tour will launch on May 3rd and a live Zoom call will take place May 7th to honor participants. Throughout the week of May 3rd special guest cameos will be posted on social media. Additionally, the PantherBuck challenge (fake investor dollars all attendees receive and the startup with the most investment wins) is ongoing concluding May 7th at 12pm. RSVP now to receive updates and attend the live event May 7th!

Interested in Showcasing Your Work?

Students, faculty, staff are welcome to create a booth showing their work in the virtual Expo environment. After sign up, participants will receive a document with instructions, templates, and important deadlines. During the semester there will be a workshop for creating a virtual booth, and further event details will be provided. If you are participating as part of a class, sign up using the “Sign Up to Participate (Class)” button. Sign up using the buttons at the top of the page, and be sure to RSVP for the live event as well. Be sure to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to view the virtual Expo and attend the live event May 7th.

Important Deadlines:

  • Intent to showcase registration due March 18th
  • Virtual booth submission (soft) deadline April 15th
  • Virtual booth submission (hard) deadline April 20th
  • Virtual Expo Environment Launches May 3rd
  • Live event date May 7th, 4:00 p.m. CT