Madison's growing startups are helping more than one industry

The growing momentum in the Madison startup sector isn’t only helping new companies. It’s also boosting the lawyers, part-time CFOs, accountants and other consultants who help those startups grow -- and sometimes take a loss when they fail. Those service providers, at firms both large and small, generally offer sweeter packages to cash-strapped startups, discounting their usual rates or allowing deferred payments until the next fundraising round closes.

Facilitating Entrepreneurship for Wisconsin’s Native American Communities

The Law School’s Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center collaborates with the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic and, for some projects, with the Nelson Institute, to provide support and assistance to tribal entrepreneurs in starting culturally relevant and appropriate businesses.

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Founded in 2009, the clinic also gives two- and three-year law students an opportunity to put what they’ve learned into practice. Law student Bryon Eagon loves the opportunity.

Strange Oasis Entertainment employs diverse resources to support Madison music scene

But Strange Oasis hasn’t had to do it alone. Instead, the co-founders have taken advantage of UW resources, such as applying for free legal advising through the law school, along with assistance in writing their legal contracts. With help from the university, and from out-of-pocket money, the group was able to get the ball rolling.

New startup hub @1403 opening in heart of UW-Madison campus

Madison is about to get another startup hub. Nestled in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, right across the street from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, a (formerly purple, as some Madisonians know) brick building was christened “@1403,” named for its location at 1403 University Ave., last week.

Free legal advice yields valuable benefits to startups, state

The University of Wisconsin—Madison Law School established the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic in 2009, offering free legal advice to entrepreneurs throughout Wisconsin.

L & E Clinic, German School of Madison and the Wisconsin Idea

The German School of Madison is putting the Wisconsin Idea into action with the help of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Three Takeaways from Madison Startup Fair: More, Faster, Better

L & E Clinic co-sponsored the Madison Startup Fair which was a HUGE success. Many of the clinic's former and current clients participated in the fair which was designed to bring together tech startups and students seeking internships and entry levels jobs.

Start-up incubator StartingBlock Madison Moving Closer

Anne Smith, co-founder and co-director of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at the UW Law School, and Troy Vosseller of Gener8tor joined MGE CEO Gary Wolter and George Austin in pitching StartingBlock Madison.

That’s a Fine Idea! Wisconsin Legal Innovators 2014

Since the clinic opened in 2009, more than 100 law students have gained hands-on experience in business legal matters. And nearly 600 start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit organizations around the state have received free legal guidance.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic founders win Best of Madison Business Award

Anne Smith and Eric Englund, co-founders of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School, recently received a 2014 Best of Madison Business Award from Madison Magazine. The award recognizes Smith’s and Englund's work with the L&E Clinic, which provides free legal services for area entrepreneurs and small business owners. The pair received the award along with five others, who together form a network of support for Madison’s vibrant high-tech and biotech sectors.

Best of Madison Business 2014: Inside the Ecosystem

Eric Englund & Anne Smith Founders, Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, UW–Madison Law School Last year alone law students handled two hundred-plus clients—nearly five hundred in the program’s four years of existence—and a recent client survey revealed that ninety-six percent of respondents were still in business.

Community Partners

Share the Health has partnered with many local organizations to best meet the needs of patients today and serve as a sustainable resource for years to come. .

Student Essay: Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic lends guiding hand to new …

Student Essay: Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic lends guiding hand to new business UW Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is known for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their potential. Recently, L&E Clinic client Eric Ronning won a 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition award for the inexpensive, body-powered prosthetic hand that he invented.

Pace of Change: Are Law Schools Keeping Up?

In any clinical program, the law school has an obligation to "not get under foot with practicing lawyers in the state," Dean Raymond says, by taking billable work away from practicing attorneys. "One of the things I love about the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic is that it navigates that divide very effectively," she says.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic Expanding

As the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic (L&E Clinic) approaches its three-year anniversary, it has come a long way from our humble beginnings. Only three years ago it had no students, no clients, no office, no standardized practice, and only the dream of providing quality legal services to nascent entrepreneurs. .

New UW VentureLab program opens opportunities for student entrepreneurs

Eric Englund, co-director of the UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, who also headed the committee that approached VentureLab, said he hopes the pilot run of VentureLab Wisconsin will reflect the program’s national success. He added the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic expressed a need “to answer to university’s, state government’s and private investors’ increased demands to grow business.”

University of Wisconsin Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic

The L&E Clinic is putting the 'Wisconsin Idea' into action. That is the goal of supporting education and development beyond the classroom to all areas and applied to all parts of the economy in our state and beyond. This includes food and agriculture, a $59 billion dollar industry in Wisconsin.