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UW System hosts Entrepreneurship Summit (Mar 31, 2009)

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March 31, 2009

UW System hosts Entrepreneurship Summit

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System will host its first Entrepreneurship Summit Thursday (April 2) on the UW-Stevens Point campus.  Recognizing the importance of preparing students for success in the global economy, the summit will explore ways of integrating entrepreneurship concepts into the core educational experience.

The one-day event provides an opportunity for faculty and staff from all UW System institutions to share ideas and best practices for cultivating an entrepreneurial climate on campuses, and to hear from experts and students involved in entrepreneurial activities. 

“If we want our students to enter the knowledge economy with confidence and success, we must ensure that they are better equipped with the knowledge and skills to transform their innovative ideas into something of value.  That is the essence of entrepreneurship,” said Rebecca Martin, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The summit’s focus is closely linked to UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin and its emphasis on increasing leading-edge jobs and bolstering the state’s economy, Martin said.

The Entrepreneurship Summit is part of the Wiscontrepreneur Initiative, made possible in part by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and administered by the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations.  For more information, visit http://www.wiscontrepreneur.org/.

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UW System
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