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1 Charles Hoslet, Managing Director WAA Founder’s Day Presentation April 23, 2008 Wiscontrepreneur and Other Entrepreneurship Activities at UW-Madison Charles Hoslet, Managing Director Presentation to BizStarts Milwaukee May 21, 2009

2 Overview of Talk Role of OCR Why the Buzz about Entrepreneurship Creating Student Entrepreneurs Creating and Growing New Ventures State-wide Activity

3 The “Front Door” to UW resources for business and industry Recruitment of graduates Professional development Faculty and staff expertise Technology licensing Global competency Support for entrepreneurs

4 Why all the Buzz about Entrepreneurship? U. S. entrepreneurs start more than 600,000 new businesses annually Private sector business startups account for 3% of employment per year; without startups annual employment gains would be negative Startups with 0-4 employees account for 20% of new jobs; larger startups ( ) account for 1.3% of new jobs. Startups remain robust even in recessions

5 University communities are natural magnets for innovation and entrepreneurship 250+ companies formed based on UW technology/people Today’s students need a range of interdisciplinary skills that will give them maximum flexibility for the future Why all the Buzz about Entrepreneurship at UW-Madison?

6 Weinert Center for E-Ship Initiative for Studies in Transformational E-ship Student Competitions: –Schoofs Prize for Creativity –Tong Prototype Prize –Burrill Business Plan Competition Student organizations Creating Student Entrepreneurs - Existing Programs - Founders of Cascade Asset Management

7 Kauffman Foundation Grant Improve access to and awareness of Entrepreneurship Impact across our traditional missions –Teaching –Research –Outreach

8 Expanded Curricula –E-ship in Business, Arts and Nonprofits –E-ship in Society –Intro to Biomed E-ship Entrepreneurship Residential Learning Community Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative Student Business Incubator Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp Creating Student Entrepreneurs - New Programs - 1 st ERLC Students

9 Make your Passion Your Profession speakers series The Deli – Grab and Go Entrepreneurship The 100-hour Wiscontrepreneur Challenge: Entrepreneurship in Action WPT Documentary WPT Documentary Creating Student Entrepreneurs - Experiential Learning -

10 WARF –Startup Licensing Manager –New gap funding program WID/MIR Town Center - a hub for collaboration and business acceleration MERLIN Mentors Entrepreneurial law clinic New Business Startup Initiative Technology Business Development Institute University Research Park Creating and Growing New Ventures

11 Partnership with BizStarts Milwaukee E-ship activities on other UW campuses through WiSys First Look Investor Forums Kauffman Community Internship Program - Social Entrepreneurship Intro to E-ship for Milwaukee HS youth UW System Entrepreneurship Summit Statewide Activity

12 Wiscontrepreneur web site: OCR Entrepreneurs page: For more information:

13 ocr.wisc.edu wiscontrepreneur.org Office of Corporate Relations UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON Thank You!


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