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WiSys launches APPStart Challenge at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse​

MADISON—WiSys wants to help launch the next great app through the WiSys APPStart Challenge, which features a prize package of more than $10,000 in cash and services. 

All faculty, staff, students and alumni from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay and UW-La Crosse are eligible to submit ideas in 250 words or less at

The deadline for entry is Nov. 10.

The WiSys APPStart Challenge connects great ideas for mobile applications with the expertise and resources necessary for commercial launch. This includes mobile app development services and the assistance needed to launch a new startup business. 

The challenge was launched in 2018 at UW-La Crosse. WiSys has expanded the challenge to UW-Eau Claire and UW-Green Bay in the second year. 

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.