Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

Madison’s tech boom is fueled in part by UW–Madison, which provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated local workforce that motivates some employers to open offices in Madison.

Class Act: Entrepreneurial spirit ‘boosts’ undergrad’s prospects

Biological systems engineering major Kit Chow, along with chemical engineering major Aditya Singh Parihar, founded Boosted Chews, a startup company that makes bite-sized caffeinated chocolates. The company has sold more than 1,000 bags since launching in early 2020, despite operating almost entirely during a global pandemic.

Sherry Wagner-Henry’s memory and legacy preserved through scholarship

Max Fergus (BBA ’18) graduated from the Wisconsin School of Business having already founded his company LÜM, and credits Sherry Wagner-Henry as an influence in his development as a young entrepreneur. In her honor Max very generously founded the Sherry Wagner-Henry Scholarship in Creative Arts and Entrepreneurship last year.