NOT YOUR normal class project. 
NOT your average internship.



The Commons is a bold collaboration between 24 southeast Wisconsin colleges and universities, our local business community and the region's entrepreneurs. The program blends startup ventures with corporate innovation and layers on 400+ mentoring professionals to give you a truly unique, real-world experience.


Selected students will dive deep into customer discovery, ideation, product development, business models, sales and more. You'll learn what it takes to identify opportunity and solve real problems. You'll build network connections and get exclusive access to some crazy-cool opportunities. This is it!


If you're a talented and motivated student ready to get out of the classroom and placed directly in the middle of everything that's awesome, innovative and entrepreneurial, you should join us!



Our Academic Partners


Our Supporting Partners