Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship-UW Madison

at 975 University Ave, Madison, 53706 United States

The Weinert Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Business is dedicated to teaching, research, and service pertaining to entrepreneurial management and enterprise development

Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship-UW Madison
975 University Ave
Madison , WI 53706
United States
Contact Phone
P: (608) 263-2882


We are a resource for graduate and undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship. Students from across the campus take classes in entrepreneurship and other related topics in preparation for roles as business owners and managers, corporate intrapreneurs, or consultants to smaller businesses. We are proud to have been named one of the top entrepreneurship programs by the Princeton Review, Financial Times and the United States of America Small Business Entrepreneurship (USASBE). This level of excellence provides students with skills to be successful throughout their career. It has also resulted in almost 1,000 student projects with local firms where the students gain hands-on experience.

General Info

The Weinert Center was created in 1986 and renamed in 1999 after James J. Weinert, an alumnus of the Wisconsin School of Business. Bruce D. Neviaser, chairman/founding director of the Great Lakes Companies Inc., Madison, donated $1 million to the WAVE program in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business to honor his father, Daniel H. Neviaser, a prominent Madison businessman and civic leader. For the past two decades, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been a pioneer in entrepreneurship education, outreach and research. Since the Wisconsin School of Business first offered an undergraduate course in small business management in 1982, an ever-growing stream of students from all over campus and around the world has been trained to innovate, write business plans, and pursue entrepreneurial dreams. In addition, hundreds of existing businesses have been assisted on the road to reaching their full potential. Finally, a cadre of leading scholars has been assembled for the purpose of investigating the process of entrepreneurship. From the very beginning, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship has been the nexus for this activity within the Wisconsin School of Business. Established in 1986 by Professors Alan Filley and Bob Pricer as the Center for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, it became The Enterprise Center in 1992 when it was merged with the Irwin Maier Chair of Business held at that time by Professor Jon Udell. The Center was renamed in the fall of 2000 in honor of a generous gift from UW-Madison alumnus James Weinert (MBA 1969).

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Following the April 15 fireside chat and discussion with USPTO Director Michelle K. Lee, Supervisory Patent Examiner Katherine Mitchell will be in Madison on April 20, 2015 to explain the latest updates from the patent office. Monday, April 20, 2015 | Noon-1 p.m. H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715 Beverages will be provided; please feel welcome to bring your lunch. Register here: http://ow.ly/LKHXx

Published on 2015-04-17 15:36:41 GMT

As a follow up to the Partner Up! event held in December and just in time to form a team for the upcoming G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition, come join us for Partner Up 2! on Monday, February 23 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.in 5120 Grainger Hall. Partner Up2! allows you to find a member or be a member of a future startup team If you have an idea and want to start your own company, come find people who want to help you. If you are looking to learn about cool ideas for companies that others have that you want to be a part of, come and see how you can play a vital role! Sign up on the Weinert Center Facebook Page: facebook.com/WeinertCenter. RSVP using the link: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dcAvKeVXKIkDpKR Partner Up2! is co-sponsored by INSITE, Entrepreneurship Association, Badger Entrepreneurs and The Hub. We hope to see you on tonight at 5:00 p.m.

Published on 2015-02-23 20:32:28 GMT

Have an idea for a startup company, but need help getting started or to the next level? Want to work for a startup, but looking for a big idea to work on? Want to learn about your peers' ideas and connect with other entrepreneurship-minded people across campus? Want to find team members for the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition where startups will compete for more than $50,000 in cash awards and services? Then we invite you to Partner Up 2! an event geared towards UW students to connect those with ideas for startup companies to those who want to leverage their skills, knowledge and experience to help others launch their startups. When: February 23, 2015, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Where: Grainger Hall, room 5120 Co-sponsored by the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, INSITE, Entrepreneurship Association, Badger Entrepreneurs and The Hub This is a free event, but we ask that you fill out this survey to register. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at Partner Up 2! https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dcAvKeVXKIkDpKR