It is hard to believe that another wonderful group of UW STEM-focused graduate students and postdocs completed a week of intensive hands-on learning through the Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) which took place from June 10 to 14, 2019. As part of the program students learn how business startups can create both economic and social value.
Learning entrepreneurial concepts such as assessing product ideas, and forming and funding a technology-based startup are pivotal lessons taught throughout the bootcamp. Another key aspect of the program is that participants learn and use financial analysis when evaluating their business ideas. Case analyses, networking, and expert panels help students connect the lessons to real-world examples. Some of the case analyses are taught by the executives who led the companies the cases are about. Examples include John Morgridge discussing CISCO and Becky Splitt discussing StudyBlue. A community dinner on Thursday night was held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery where faculty sponsors, MEB alumni, instructors, panelists and local entrepreneurs got together to celebrate the MEB students.
We thank the students, instructors, panelists and MEB alumni who played a key role in making MEB 2019 a success. As always, we graciously thank John & Tashia Morgridge for all of their support and participation in MEB. To view more photos than those included in this post, please view the photo gallery.