Programs for inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers

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© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
From the Accelerator Program to Entrepreneurons, WARF sponsors several programs intended for inventors, entrepreneurs and researchers. Many of these programs are held at the Town Center in the Discovery Building.

  • Accelerator Program

    The WARF Accelerator Program speeds commercialization of UW–Madison discoveries that have been patented by WARF by providing targeted funding and expert advice from seasoned business mentors known as Catalysts.
     
  • Discovery Challenge

    The Discovery Challenge is a research competition for UW–Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments and fields of study.
     
  • Entrepreneurons

    Entrepreneurons is a WARF series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started to the UW–Madison community.
     
  • UpStart

    The WARF UpStart Program for Minority and Women’s Entrepreneurship is designed to equip entrepreneurially minded women and minorities in the Madison area with the tools needed to launch or expand any business venture.
     
  • WARF Ambassadors

    The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Ambassador Program enhances the vital connection between research on campus and technology transfer. Engaging students to serve as WARF Ambassadors augments WARF's visibility and presence among researchers on campus.