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Contact Name:  Terry Sivesind
Contact Phone:  608.238.7674
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Address:  505 S. Rosa Road, Suite 10A
City:  Madison
State:  WI
Zip Code:  53719

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Company Overview

The overall objective of MERLIN is to create a larger pool of viable entrepreneurs within the Madison community. MERLIN fosters growth in the number and quality of Madison area start-up enterprises by matching new entrepreneurs with experienced business people.

At the heart of MERLIN is the relationship between entrepreneurs and mentors. Participants who engage in the mentoring process learn much about forming a venture. Whether their ideas are practical for the marketplace or not, the knowledge they gain can be transferred to any venture they choose to create. An important side benefit of the mentors' efforts is the creation of successful companies.

MERLIN was developed with the support and cooperation of various entities related to the University of Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), University Research Park, the School of Business, and the Office of Corporate Relations. MERLIN strengthens the University of Wisconsin's role as a leader in innovation by contributing to the education of UW students, faculty and alumni.

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April 7, 2014

URP was pleased to host a successful Startup Weekend April 4 - 6. Madison's third annual Startup Weekend event assembled entrepreneurial minds from southern Wisconsin and beyond to collaborate on innovative projects and potentially form startup companies.

March 13, 2014
University Research Park is proud to host the 3rd annual Startup Weekend to take place April 4 to 6. Startup Weekend is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to test and hone their startup ideas.
April 7 - September 11, 2014

Physicochemical Characterization, Solubilization and Solid Form Screening for Drug Candidate Selection
April 7-10, 2014

Practical Strategies for Developing Preclinical and Phase 1 Oral Drug Formulations

June 16-29, 2014

Land O'Lakes Bioanalytical Conference
July 21-24, 2014

Land O'Lakes Conference on Drug Metabolism/Applied Pharmacokinetics
September 8-11, 2014