Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Imagine, Create, and Lead
The Weinert Center fosters entrepreneurial thinking for students at all levels across campus, whether undergraduate or graduate, business majors, or students in a nonbusiness program.
Cutting-edge technologies, innovative business models, and ever-changing market landscapes determine which firms thrive and which do not. The Weinert Center equips you with entrepreneurial skills to thrive in any business environment.
We support teaching, research, and service to bring entrepreneurial thinking to startups and established organizations. Individuals bring a unique outlook and fresh problem-solving perspectives to the marketplace and help make companies agile.
Learning In and Out of the Classroom
Classes give you lifelong success skills. We have provided nearly 1,000 hands-on student projects outside the classroom with local firms. Prepare for roles such as business founder, product manager, engineer/scientist, new product designer, marketing or finance professional, nonprofit administrator, or consultant.
Named a top entrepreneurship program by the Princeton Review, Financial Times, and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
Programs We Support
Major in Management and Human Resources: Entrepreneurship
Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in entrepreneurship through the Department of Management and Human Resources.
Courses for UW-Madison Undergraduates
Business and nonbusiness majors can explore entrepreneurship to complement their field of study.
Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Nonbusiness Majors
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is open to undergraduate students earning any nonbusiness degree at UW–Madison.
MBA Fellowship in Enterprise Development
Full-time Wisconsin MBA students interested in starting a new business or taking an existing business to a new level can apply for this focused one-year program.
Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship (WAVE)
UW-Madison graduate students from any discipline may apply for this applied practicum in starting and growing entrepreneurial businesses.
Entrepreneurship Initiatives and Resources
Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic
In collaboration with the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic provides free business advice and services for Wisconsin-based entrepreneurs.
Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE)
INSITE supports and fosters entrepreneurial research, curriculum development, and programming. As a primary resource for entrepreneurs, INSITE maintains a comprehensive directory of resources on campus and in the community.
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History and Mission
The Weinert Center has been a leader in entrepreneurship education, outreach, and research since 1986.
The Weinert and WAVE board members provide guidance, advice, and support for our programs.
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