WARF Bootstrapping Series on science firm startups – March 30 and April 5

All Sessions: Program 5 p.m. followed by networking reception at Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


March 30, 2011
Legal Basics for Starting a Company
Please RSVP by Monday, March 28 at:  Nascent entrepreneurs confront a myriad of potential legal pitfalls, many of which they don’t even know exist.  Here’s your chance to begin to identify those issues as well as to develop a process for finding the answers to these legal challenges.

This lecture will offer an overview of key legal issues you will confront when starting up your business, and provide some insights into how best to manage those issues.  The speakers are participants in the University of Wisconsin’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, where law students provide free legal services to startup business through the Entrepreneurs’ Resource Clinic in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

April 5, 2011
Market Research for Startups
Please RSVP by Friday, April 1 at: This best practices discussion focuses on the use of market research in an early stage startup company and describes regional resources available to entrepreneurs.  Panelists include:

  • Dan Olszewski, Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Wisconsin School of Business;
  • Bud Gayhart, Director, Center for Innovation & Business Development, UW-Whitewater; and
  • Michael Enyart, Director, Business Library, Wisconsin School of Business.

The seminar series is designed for faculty, students, staff and alumni but is open to anyone interested in learning more about starting a new enterprise.

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Parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in Lot 20 on University Avenue directly across from the facility and in Lot 17 near Engineering Hall.