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Badger Blockchain takes blockchain's economic, political, and computer science fundamentals beyond the classroom. We provide a platform focused on education and development. Our goal is to foster a core community of passionate individuals eager to explore the fundamentals and applications of blockchain.
Enactus are a coalition of social entrepreneurs working together to make change within the Madison community, focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.
Engineering, Business, and Entrepreneurship
Engineering, Business, and Entrepreneurship provides engineering students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in their broad range of classes to work together in diverse teams and design, prototype, and market their own unique innovations/inventions.
The University of Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Association is a student interest group established to bring together people of entrepreneurial spirit.
The Hub aims to help new Computer Sciences students feel at home and to foster partnerships between CS students and other students in the university.
Impact Venture Capital Club is a student organization focused on exposing students on campus to the fields of venture capital and tech entrepreneurship. Events feature investors and entrepreneurs speaking on a variety of topics within venture capital.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEEE is a professional student organization for those interested in the fields of electronics and computer sciences, offering events to help students develop their professional presence, skills and grow their network.
(Formerly Innovators Coalition) A coworking space on campus run by students for students that provides members with a community built on accountability and collaboration.
Insight provides the opportunity to work on real-world product designs as part of interdisciplinary teams. It provides mentors, resources, funding, and a structured program for meetings.
Net Impact inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world by engaging next-generation leaders to connect, learn, and act on social and environmental issues.
Technology Entrepreneurship Changing Healthcare (TECH) gives students real world industry experiences from idea generation, product development to entrepreneurship, especially within the medical field.
Transcend UW is a student-led organization for all students interested in creating their own ventures. Events encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between majors and connect students to the vast network of alumni and professionals from the Madison area and beyond. Transcend hosts the country’s largest student-run innovation competition each spring.
Badger Future Founders
Badger Future Founders is on a mission to empower, inform, and connect UW-Madison's student entrepreneur community. BFF members will be empowered through speaker event, educated through workshops, and connected through teamwork and socials.
Side Hustle Society
The Side Hustle Society aims to increase awareness of the Side Hustle and provide a community for the aspiring independent entrepreneurs on campus. Let us inspire you to turn your passion into a profession.
Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.
An entrepreneurial club where students get the opportunity to collaborate and build a business plan over the course of the semester while also attending workshops with guest speakers to build on their entrepreneurial strengths.
StartUp Learning Community
If you are a doer and maker with big ideas, creativity and who enjoys putting together teams, this community is just for you. StartUp is a vibrant community of students that are a mix of engineers, writers, designers, musicians, biologists and business majors.
Badger Product Club
Want to break into product management? This supportive community of PMs helps grow your skills, focusing on undergraduate students interested in Product Management as a career path.