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2011 Will Bring WI Web-based Educational Resources for Entrepreneurs

By Portage County Business Council

The first phase of a new entrepreneurship program for the University of Wisconsin system is expected to be completed by 2011. Web-based educational resources will be made available to the 11 UW comprehensive campuses through a partnership between the WiSys Technology Foundation and UW-Madison’s Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).  WiSys is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and facilitates next generation research within the UW system.

UW System News reports, “OCR will support the development of entrepreneurship courses by WiSys, which is facilitating the formation of emerging technology centers at UW System comprehensive campuses.”

The program development is made possible by a five-year grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. According to Charles Hoslet, managing director of UW-Madison’s OCR, the goal is to “transform the way colleges and universities prepare students for success in the American economy.”  Maliyakal John, managing director of WiSys says, “It only makes sense for us to also promote entrepreneurship education and efforts to spark the development of new companies that can move discoveries into the marketplace.”

To read more about the announcement of the collaborative advancement in entrepreneurial education visit UW System News.