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Whitewater Tech Park gives startups a head start

Whitewater Tech Park gives startups a head start

April 3, 2019


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In 2009, Whitewater was awarded a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to build the state-of-the-art innovation complex later named the Whitewater University Technology Park (WUTP). Over a decade later, the WUTP has evolved into a hotbed for s...

Innovation Center wins Impact Award

Innovation Center wins Impact Award

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2018


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The Whitewater University Innovation Center won the Impact Award in Mixed-Use from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) in February of 2018. InBIA is the largest member-based entrepreneurial support network in the world with more than 2,200 members. Their goal is to enrich ind...

Morales’ mission: Latino success

Morales’ mission: Latino success

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 14, 2016


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Lowering poverty levels among Latinos and increasing the number of Latino college students whom are hired before graduation are not simple tasks. But a UW-Whitewater student has made these two of his goals as part of his greater mission to help the Latino population succeed. UW-Whitewater senior Benjamin...

Innovators incite change

Innovators incite change

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016


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It all starts with an idea. An idea can grow into a business through passion, immeasurable effort and dedication. An array of innovators—a mix of UW-Whitewater students and Whitewater community members—gathered inside the UW-Whitewater Technology Park, 1221 Innovation Dr., on Nov. 30 to “share...

Class group project idea transformed into reality

Class group project idea transformed into reality

Hailee Jensen, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


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Whitewater Police will be shown appreciation at a luncheon on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Innovation Center, thanks to the students Brenna Larson, Lauren King, Cynthia Gempeler, Tanner Larson, Derek Demott and Austin Kadulski. Professor Bill Lowell’s Communication and Team Building class ...

Hunt for grocer continues

Hunt for grocer continues

April 5, 2016


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April 5, 2016 By Brad Allen The hunt for a grocer to bring into Whitewater is four months underway, and many community members, local business owners and government representatives are working together to bring a grocer into the community. “It holds a lot of merit, and it’s generated a lot...

Workshop to make cents of artwork

November 18, 2015


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By Mary Davisson Nov. 18, 2015 Those who attempt an education in the arts may be aware of the fi nancially bleak possibility of their passions. The College of Arts and Communication and the Whitewater University Innovation Center will be co-sponsoring Dollars and Sense for Arts Entrepreneurs...

Whitewater’s entrepreneurial culture nurtures students

September 10, 2014


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Sep 10, 2014 By Rumasa Noor The entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown immensely in Whitewater in recent years. There are numerous resources  available to help local businesses as well  as students who are interested in starting their own business. Aside from the student organizations such as...

Innovation Center set for grand opening tomorrow

May 4, 2011


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After a long construction process, the Innovation Center will open tomorrow as the first building in the Whitewater University Technology Park. The building will serve as a nurturer for young entrepreneurs and beginning businesses. Tours are available from 9-10:30 a.m. tomorrow. The grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. will include the presence of Chancellor Richard Telfer, ...

Innovation Center welcomes first private tenant

April 28, 2011


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Blackthorne Capital, an innovative financial management start-up company, became the first private tenant at the Innovation Center in the Whitewater University Technology Park. "Whitewater is made up of unique people, like the chancellor and faculty, who embrace dynamic partnerships, fostering new...

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