Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

A free entrepreneurship program for women and people of color


Winter 2022/Cohort 17 applications are closed.
Fall 2022/Cohort 18 applications will open in May 2022.



It takes more than a good idea to start a successful business. Issues like accounting, financing and marketing may seem overwhelming and connecting with the right resources can be challenging. WARF’s free 自命不凡的人 program can help.


  • Connects you with area professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Helps you gain the skills you need to launch your business
  • Works with you to establish strategic goals and identify next steps

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should reside in or near Madison, WI and surrounding communities
  • Business ideas should be considered a legal business in Wisconsin
  • Applicants should self-identify as a woman and/or person of color
  • Applicants should be supportive of an inclusive learning environment

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Whatever your background, 自命不凡的人 welcomes you

People with interests ranging from farming to real estate, personal services, mobile apps and more have benefited from WARF’s 自命不凡的人 program.

Each cohort includes motivated individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Participants with GEDs to Ph.Ds learn from each other and share their own ideas and experiences.


十大正规靠谱网赌平台在 [email protected] or 608.960.9817.

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Winter 2022 Class Information

  • Classes are Tues. evenings 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • January 25 through March 22, 2022
  • Virtual Class via Zoom

Building 社区

The 自命不凡的人 community is always growing. Current participants and graduates come together several times a year to connect and network, including an annual celebration dinner, allowing students to engage with each other, alumni of the program as well as instructors and other partners.

Graduates reap the benefits of the program’s strong reputation in the Madison entrepreneurial community and can leverage relationships to start or expand their businesses.

See class schedule example

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“The blend of robust resources and knowledgeable guest speakers was invaluable. I would highly recommend 自命不凡的人 to anyone looking to turn an awesome business idea into an authentic business plan.”

  – Roxie Hentz, 自命不凡的人 participant


自命不凡的人 alumni launch and scale businesses ranging from food businesses to body products to software platforms. Supporting their efforts contributes to a more diverse and resilient entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Partner with 自命不凡的人

We invite local groups to partner with 自命不凡的人 to help your community and foster new business.

Current Partners


Interested in supporting entrepreneurship?

十大正规靠谱网赌平台在 [email protected] or 608.960.9850 for information about becoming a partner.