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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 Centerequips 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.

Top 50
Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship
— The Princeton Review, 2021

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.

Learn about the major

Courses for UW-Madison Undergraduates

Business and nonbusiness majors can explore entrepreneurship to complement their field of study.

Read about course offerings

Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Nonbusiness Majors

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is open to undergraduate students earning any nonbusiness degree at UW–Madison.

Learn more about the certificate


Certificates for MBA and other Graduate Students

You can earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship or Strategic innovation while enrolled in any degree-granting graduate program at UW–Madison.

Strategic Innovation

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.

Learn about the fellowship

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.

Learn about WAVE

Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB)

This one-week intensive training is open to graduate students in the sciences, engineering, and math.

Learn about MEB

Doctoral Programs


Earn a PhD in Management and Human Resources with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Learn more about a Wisconsin PhD

Doctoral Minor

Nonbusiness doctoral students can earn a minor in entrepreneurship.

Learn more about PhD Minor

Entrepreneurship Initiatives and Resources

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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.

Learn more about the clinic
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Discovery to Product

Discovery to Product (D2P) provides resources that can help transform innovations originating at UW–Madison into products and services that change the world.

Learn more about D2P
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Websites of Interest

Explore resources for entrepreneurs, as well as alumni and current student websites.

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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.

Explore resources and opportunities


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Entrepreneurship Workshops

A wide range of workshops is held on the UW–Madison campus for anyone interested in entrepreneurial topics.

Explore workshop offerings
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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Learn about the experiences of entrepreneurs from a broad range of endeavors.

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History and Mission

The Weinert Center has been a leader in entrepreneurship education, outreach, and research since 1986.

Learn about the Weinert Center

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Read the latest news from the Weinert Center.

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Read our Alumni News

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Advisory Boards

The Weinert and WAVE board members provide guidance, advice, and support for our programs.

Meet our board members

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Hall of Fame

Get inspired by our entrepreneurial leaders.

Read biographies

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Gifts to the Weinert Center are welcome year-round and make a lasting impact on the opportunities and resources we provide.

Learn more about gift-giving

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