WARF Entrepreneurons

About Entrepreneurons

Practical advice and networking for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurons is a 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 Business Engagement 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.



Sept 12 | 4 p.m.
Followed by an informal reception, co-presented by Discovery to Product (D2P) 

Whether an entrepreneurial idea keeps crossing your mind or you’re refining your prototype, this session is for you!

Join the Small Business Development Center’s Michelle Somes-Booher and Discovery to Product’s David Ertl as they introduce you to the business model canvas and the UW-Madison entrepreneurial ecosystem. Plus, chat with WARF, D2P and other members of UW–Madison’s Innovate Network to find the campus resources that are best for your next steps.



  • October 7 | 4 p.m. | Discovery Building | Social Entrepreneurship >> Register Now
  • November 12 | 4 p.m. | Discovery Building | Wisconsin as an Innovation Hub >> Register Now
  • December 3 | 4 p.m. | Discovery Building | Leadership: The Many Ways to Lead in an Organization >> Register Now

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