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​WiSys seeks business mentors for student entrepreneurship competition

WiSys is seeking business mentors, especially those in the Western region of the state, to participate in the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on Saturday, April 18 in Eau Claire.

The entrepreneurship competition and learning event allows university students to test out their business models, pitch their ideas and potentially earn seed funding.

On the day of the tournament, following their pitches, students have the opportunity to meet with business mentors to discuss their ideas and what it takes to be successful in business.

If you are interested in serving as a business mentor, or would like to sponsor the event, please contact WiSys Associate Director Jennifer Souter at [email protected] or 608-316-4131.

For more about the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, visit

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.