Tag: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Manitowoc County’s Big Dreamers compete to Light Up the Lakeshore

High school students from across Manitowoc County gathered at the UW–Green Bay Manitowoc Campus Theater on Tuesday, May 15, 2019, to compete in the 2019 Light Up the Lakeshore Student Business Idea Competition. Eight students of a total of fourteen entered presented their ideas for new businesses and services to a panel of business leaders, […]

Tom Still: Upper Midwest’s ‘I-Q corridor’ offers options to coastal congestion

“Aaron Kennedy is an entrepreneur with national credentials. He was founder and chief executive officer for Noodles & Company, led Colorado’s successful branding and marketing campaign, managed product rollouts for major firms and continues to advise emerging companies through some of the nation’s leading accelerators. Now, perhaps somewhat to his surprise, UW-Madison graduate Kennedy is […]

UW-Green Bay students participate in innovation skills accelerator program

Five UW-Green Bay students recently completed an innovation skills accelerator program with The Commons, which places college students from 25 Wisconsin universities on interdisciplinary teams to work on real corporate and civic challenges as well as student startups, in Milwaukee. The five students applied to the program and were chosen for the Spring 2019 cohort. Jennifer Nowicki (Business […]

UW-Green Bay students finish in top 25 in worldwide business simulation

A team of UW-Green Bay Business Administration majors comprised of students Daniel Behnke (CFO), Mark Fischer (CMO), Spencer Fritsche (CHRO) and Jordyn Vanden Heuvel (CEO) were previously featured for placing in a tie for 36th place worldwide in the business simulation they were taking part in as part of their Strategic Management capstone class. The team has […]

UW-Green Bay students want to redefine textbook market

As students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wyatt Smet, Garriet Kanis and Zach Zeutzius had an easy time coming up with an idea for the Campus Student Business Idea Contest — an idea that took first place in the contest held a few weeks ago. “When we were asked to come up with an […]

Marinette Campus Student Business Idea Contest winners announced

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Environmental science student Madisen Klaver won the $500 first prize at the Spring 2019 Marinette Campus Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 2, at the Marinette Campus. Klaver’s idea — an industrial hemp-based material, could be used as an alternative for plastic bottles, and would break down completely within a few months. Biomedical engineering […]

How entrepreneurship education and workforce development are linked

This really interesting story ran on wispolitics.com and was written by Ray York, business counselor for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay… “Why are entrepreneurship education and workforce development linked?  When entrepreneurship principles are taught, employers get a more adaptable workforce, which is better […]

Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest coming to UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, Tuesday, April 16

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, will host a Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, Room F149. The Business Idea Workshop begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the community. In less than half an […]

Elder-centric debit card concept wins WiSys Innovation in Aging competition at UW-Green Bay

L to R: Sanga, Bares, Lautenschlager, Gallagher-Lepak

The Assist team took first place in UW-Green Bay’s third annual WiSys Innovation in Aging student idea competition on March 1, 2019 with its “Scan Shield” concept of a safe debit card design specifically for the elderly. FIRST PLACE The Assist — made up of UW-Green Bay students Jenna Bares, Emily Lautenschlager, Tommy Mlodzik and […]

Manitowoc Campus to host ‘Thinking of Starting a Business?’ Feb. 19

Do you have a business idea in mind? Attend this no cost session and discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you! During this course you will learn how to assess and research your business idea. At the Manitowoc Campus, Tuesday, Feb, 19 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Room F166, 705 Viebahn St. To register, […]