UW–Madison combines a long tradition of innovation with a strong entrepreneurial culture. Whether you’re just beginning to think about starting a business, or are actively trying to grow your startup, we’ve got resources on campus to assist you.
Got an idea? Start by talking to an expert. Contact our Entrepreneurial Resource Center.
Want some advice? Try MERLIN Mentors, a volunteer corps of successful entrepreneurs available to advise early stage companies.
Need a space? Office space, maker space and incubators are available both on campus and off campus.
Still not sure what you’re looking for?
Many other resources for entrepreneurs exist at UW–Madison. And if you’re not on campus, we’ve researched the best ways to connect with the entrepreneurial community in Madison. For a comprehensive overview of every entrepreneurial program, class, initiative or opportunity UW–Madison offers, explore our entrepreneurship inventory (link to database).
Finally, if you’re a potential investor rather than an entrepreneur, we have several opportunities for investment in early stage companies.