Program supports UW startups 

Special to The Freeman

June 13, 2014

MADISON – Madworks at Campus, a 12-week program designed to help entrepreneurs with business development, will launch this summer.

The program is being launched by the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, in partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the University Research Park and local entrepreneurs, according to a statement.

The program will offer assistance to the 11 participating entrepreneurs by providing business development expertise and mentoring, office space and up to $10,000 of seed funding. According to the statement, the program is open to all aspiring entrepreneurs, but will focus primarily on UW-Madison faculty, staff and students.

The funding, made available through a $90,000 grant from WEDC’s Seed Accelerator Program, will be disbursed at the end of the program based on participants meeting pre-determined benchmarks.

The program will be held in the MGE Innovation Center in University Research Park, where Madworks will have about 1,000 square feet that includes offices, conference rooms and work space.