This annual conference is for students, university professionals, topic experts and celebrities who gather to discuss and develop solutions to pressing global challenges. As a prerequisite of attending, students develop their own Commitments to Action. Students selected by the foundation to attend the annual meeting are eligible for financial support.
This six-week program is for undergraduate students in the first or second year of their STEM major. Students receive a $3,000 stipend for participating in the program, including a module on entrepreneurship and innovation.
The WAVE class provides students with an applied practicum in starting and growing entrepreneurial businesses. Promising student startups developed by graduates of the WAVE program are eligible to receive loans of up to $50,000.
This grant-based program is presented in cooperation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to qualified applicants. Includes: BizSmart Training for Entrepreneurs, one-on-one consulting and expert business plan review.
The SBIR Advance program provides up to $100,000 in state match funding, training, and other resources to incorporated Wisconsin startups to advance the commercialization of technology funded by Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.
SBIR Ready Bootcamp introduces graduate/doctoral students and early-career scientists to federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Successful teams qualify for grant funding to complete market research.