Create a New venture

The best way to develop entrepreneurial skills is to actually launch a startup. We bring student ideas to life with mentoring, professional connections and access to capital resources.

join the Talent Pipeline

Not everyone needs to be a CEO. Business challenges from local companies give you the opportunity to hone your entrepreneurial skills while on the fast-track to getting hired. 

Grow the economy

The Commons attracts the best and brightest minds, arms them with entrepreneurial skills and retains them in Southeast Wisconsin. You will help shape the region's economic ecosystem.


Our 23 participating schools

Alverno College
Bryant & Stratton College
Cardinal Stritch University
Carroll University
Carthage College
Concordia University
Gateway Technical College

Lakeland College
Marquette University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mount Mary University

UW-Washington County
Waukesha County Technical College
Wisconsin Lutheran College