UW–Madison Startup Week

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November 11-18, 2020

Last November, UW‑Madison held its inaugural Startup Week, part of a statewide event designed to help entrepreneurs discover resources in their communities, highlight the importance of startups to the growth of Wisconsin’s economy, and showcase innovations developed by startup companies all around Wisconsin. Startup Week is going all-virtual in 2020, and events will take place from November 11-18.

Have an event or offering for campus that week? We are inviting event submissions now, and encourage you to join us! Submit by September 25 for best integration into statewide publicity, but we can accept additional events beyond that date.  Last year, campus partners held over two dozen events that reached over 700 people! If you’d like to host a virtual event for 2020, please fill out the form below to share your plans.

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Snapshot of 2019 Events

Infographic that says UW Madison Startup Week, November 11-17, 2019. 12 campus partners, 24 events, 700 attendees. Collage of images from events.

2019 Event Partners: Thank You!

Thank you to all of the great partners who helped shine a spotlight on the wealth of resources that exist across campus to support innovators during the 2019 UW–Madison Startup Week. Faculty, staff, students, and the community came together to gain practical entrepreneurship skills, celebrate innovation, and network with the growing community of innovators & resource providers across campus and the community.

Collage of logos. Innovate Network. Discovery to Product. Makerspace. Wisconsin Energy Institute. Forward Bio Institute. UW-Madison Libraries. GA. Wisconsin School of Business Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship. Isthmus Project. Transcend Madison. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic.