Grand opening of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee celebrated the grand opening of its Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and Welcome Center with remarks by UWM Chancellor Mark E. Mone, LEC Director Brian Thompson and members of the Lubar family proceeded by the lighting of a four-foot-high lightbulb sculpture.

The two-story campus facility, at the corner of Kenwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, serves as both UWM’s public “front door” and a new address for transforming the region’s economy.

Guests can tour classrooms, gathering spots for speakers and “innovation labs,” where students prototype products and software.

Also going on in the building during the grand opening is the UWM Innovators Expo, which showcases accomplishments by student entrepreneurs and innovators, student organizations and partnered affiliates during the past year.