WisBusiness: The Podcast with Yu-Lin Yang, president of Transcend UW

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.”

Facebook Event (and Eventbrite link) for the upcoming innovation event, to be held April 11-12: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283019768628232 

Learn more about the competition: https://www.transcenduw.com/competition

Listen to the podcast below, sponsored by UW-Madison: