This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Yu-Lin Yang, president of Transcend UW.
This student org, which grew out of UW-Madison’s engineering department, helps connect participants with funding sources for their startup ideas.
Student organizers put on a number of events throughout the year, including an innovation competition, project reviews with Madison entrepreneurs, pitch events, workshops on intellectual property and coaching opportunities.
Transcend UW gave $55,000 last year in equity-free funds to student entrepreneurs.
As Yang explains, other student orgs on campus will work with business clients that need a certain project done, so they structure student projects around those requests.
“For us, we are super open-ended,” Yang said. “We want students to come up with their own ideas, their own ambitions, and come compete.”
Listen to the podcast below, sponsored by UW-Madison: