WARF Entrepreneurons Series

The series to take if taking an idea to market is on your mind.

Entrepreneurons is a new WARF series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started to the UW–Madison community. Created in partnership with the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the UW–Madison School of Business, the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the Office of Corporate Relations and others on campus, Entrepreneurons brings together thought leaders from across the country and our own backyard to exchange perspectives on core topics ranging from identifying an opportunity to building a startup team to financing and beyond. Join us for illuminating examples, discussions and networking as we meet throughout the academic year. Each session will feature a keynote speaker with national exposure followed by a panel discussion among local experts. Attendance is free and open to the entire campus and the broader community. Presentations will be digitally captured and available online so that you can join the series at any point and stay current throughout.

All presentations will take place in the H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building from 4 to 6 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Parking is available in lots 17, 20 and 80.

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Date Topic Speakers
Monday, October 6

Register by Thursday, October 2
How do I know if I should start a company? Keynote:
Dr. Fred T. Lee, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and founding member of Cellectar Inc., NeuWave Medical Inc. and Elucent Medical LLC

Panel:
John Biondi, director, UW–Madison Discovery to Product (D2P) Program
Leigh Cagan, chief technology commercialization officer, WARF
Anne Smith, co-director, UW–Madison Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic

Moderator:
Jeff Engel, Wisconsin editor, Xconomy
Monday, October 13

Register by Thursday, October 9
Academic entrepreneurship: Notes from the trenches Keynote:
Daniel van der Weide, professor, UW–Madison College of Engineering, and co-founder of Tera-X LLC, NeuWave Medical Inc. and Elucent Medical LLC

Panel:
Max Lagally, professor, UW–Madison College of Engineering, and founder of nPoint Inc. and SonoPlot Inc.
Douglas McNeel, professor, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and co-founder of Madison Vaccines Inc.
Timothy Shedd, professor, UW–Madison College of Engineering, and co-founder of Ebullient LLC
Jamey Weichert, professor, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and co-founder of Cellectar Biosciences Inc.

Moderator:
T. Rock Mackie, professor emeritus, UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and College of Engineering, and co-founder of TomoTherapy Inc.

 
Visit our past events page  or our video archive to catch up on any Entrepreneurons events you may have missed.