Welcome to UWM’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

The UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is a powerful resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone who wants to make a positive change in their community. Meet some of the students and donors excited to see what will come from the ideas generated in the LEC.

The new center was made possible by an initial $10 million donation from Lubar & Co. founder Sheldon Lubar and his wife, Marianne. The UW System contributed $10 million to cover construction costs. More than $5 million in additional support has come from other donors, including the Kelben Foundation, established by Mary and Ted Kellner; Milwaukee entrepreneur Jerry Jendusa; Avi Shaked and Babs Waldman; American Family Insurance and We Energies.

The entrepreneurship center and the UWM Welcome Center officially opened with festivities May 8-9.