What is the WiSys Big Idea Tournament?

The WiSys Big Idea Tournament is an entrepreneurship competition open to undergraduate and graduate students attending Universities of Wisconsin schools across the state (except UW-Madison). The competition teaches cutting-edge lean startup business development tools, provides business mentorship and allows participants to compete at a state level for a chance to win seed funding for their idea.

Why should you compete?

In addition to potentially winning a cash prize, student participants can:

  • Fine-tune their business pitch.
  • Showcase their business to a statewide audience.
  • Engage with seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs.

The top presenters will also receive:

  • Support from the WiSys VentureHome Program--a concierge service to connect statewide resources and partners for further idea/business development.
  • Access to the Center for Technology Commercialization programming.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Wisconsin Technology Council's Entrepreneurs' Conference
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