Tammy Imme dreamed of owning her own child care center, rather than managing ones owned by others. UWM’s Small Business Development Center gave her the practical skills she needed to launch and then expand her business.
When it comes to starting your own business, UWM is the place to do it. Students and alumni have launched 20 companies with support from the university, and Milwaukee philanthropists Sheldon and Marianne Lubar recently gave $10 million to support UWM’s Ideas Challenge, a network of entrepreneurial activities involving students and researchers.
UWM sociologist A. Aneesh says the future can be glimpsed in the call centers of India, where workers adjust their hours to meet the needs of customers thousands of miles away and adopt globally acceptable names, accents and habits.
Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship will bring together, enhance and expand UWM’s strong array of entrepreneurial programs, classes and activities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as start-up and growing companies throughout the region.
UWM sociologist Noelle Chesley’s research of stay-at-home-fathers and breadwinner mothers has uncovered benefits and drawbacks to swapping traditional family roles.
Nearly 30 percent of worker injuries in the gas utility industry come from changing meters. To reduce those injuries, engineers at UWM have partnered with Kenosha-based toolmaker Snap-on Inc. to develop an ergonomic wrench.
In time for Wisconsin Bike Week, UWM biking infrastructure expert Robert Schneider explains why bike commuting is becoming more popular in Milwaukee.
Five academic institutions in Milwaukee are joining forces to form a local site of the National Innovation Network that will recruit and train 90 entrepreneurial teams over the next three years. With training, the teams will conduct deep research into their chances of starting a viable business or find new pathways to market.
Two UWM economists have figured out a way to guess your credit score: They look at whether or not you need a nicotine fix.
The Student Startup Challenge provides funding and classroom support to help winners develop prototypes, mobile applications and business plans.