Past Events

Did you miss one of WARF's Gilson Series seminars? Check out our archive of past events!

2013
  • From Wisconsin to the World: The Story of a Lab Super Hero
2012
  • Understanding the Food & Drug Administration: Views from DC & Beyond
  • Madison-based Broadjam.com Rocks Indie Music Market; Founder Credits Success to Old-Fashioned Marketing & New Digital Tools
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Social Media, Marketing and Effective Use of Web Tools
  • Engineer Success from the Start
2011
  • Strategies to Grow Technology Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin
  • Standing Out In a Crowd: Early-Stage Financing
  • Discovering Essential Analytics with the Business Model Canvas to Accelerate Your Company's Growth
  • Prototyping: Rapid, Local and Targeted Manufacturing
  • The Lean Startup: Putting Innovation on Fast Forward
  • Exercising Your Creative Side for Fun and Profit – A Guide to Big Idea Challenges on Campus and Beyond
  • Pool for Open Innovation: Access to Technology Against Neglected Diseases
  • Economic Growth through Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Key Factors for Success: The Israel High-Tech Experience
  • Market Research for Startups
  • Legal Basics for Starting a Company
  • Financing 101 – Non-Dilutive Funding for Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Tech Business Development
  • University Hat/Company Hat: Conflict of Interest Questions in Taking a Technology from Benchtop to Market
  • Operational First Steps to Opening a High-Tech Business
  • A Guide to Navigating the Madison Ecosystem for New Ventures
2010
  • Greenlight Planet: Quality Technology & Innovative Distribution for the Global Market
  • PATH: Catalyzing Global Health with Innovations Fueled by Passion and Public-Private Collaborations
  • Technology for Media, Markets and Transparency: Omidyar Network's Hybrid Model of Philanthropy
  • Mobilizing for Global Impact: Entrepreneurial Lessons from a Former Governor
  • From Haiti to Rwanda: Engineering Innovations for Revolutionizing Third World Housing and Infrastructure
  • From Poverty to Progress in Developing Countries — New Entrepreneurial Models for Social, Environmental and Financial Sustainability
2009
  • Social Responsibility and the Corporate Ecosystem: Perspectives from Global Food Entrepreneur Ashok Vasudevan
  • Cellectar: Teaming Up to Advance Human Health
  • From Research to Commercial Reality, in the New World
  • A Discussion Featuring: Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Angel Network and Small Business Development Center
2008
  • Learn from the Masters at MERLIN Mentors – A New Service for Technology Startups
  • Successful Exit Strategies
  • Faculty Entrepreneurship
  • Conflict of Interest in Clinical Trials
  • Conflict of Interest: When Faculty Start Their Own Companies
2007
  • Building a Business around Green Technology