Great business ideas exist across our UW System ecosystem. That’s the basis for the Ideadvance Seed Fund — a program combining early-stage grant funding with business mentoring to develop the innovative ideas and potential businesses from UW faculty, staff and student entrepreneurs.
This program funded by UW System, WEDC and administered by UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization, aims to empower entrepreneurs to focus on key go-to-market activities. No more sittin
g for hours crafting a business plan that won’t survive first contact with customers. Instead, the program gets you ‘out of the building’ to learn about your customer and business saving you time and money.
The Ideadvance Seed fund wants to support great ideas no matter the discipline of origin. From arts to engineering, we want to help you accelerate the learning on your business model. To get started, eligible applicants only need a great idea, some early research on their market opportunities and the drive to explore and learn about their business model. Let us help you prepare a competitive proposal. Contact the New Idea Concierge today.