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Turning UWM Students' Ideas into Startup Companies, Part 2

Jon Strelecki
Tom Luljak and guests

When college students graduate, they start getting asked "So, who are you going to work for?"

But today, the answer might surprise you. More graduates are setting off on their own - starting companies and building businesses by themselves or with friends. It’s entrepreneurship in action.

In fact, more than half of the new freshmen coming to universities today say they plan on working for themselves. At UWM, there is a wonderful program that helps students do just that. It’s called the Student Start Up Challenge.

On this edition of UWM Today, host Tom Luljak continues a conversation he started last week with the students who won Student Startup Challenge grants. Joining Luljak in the studio are Brian Thompson, President of the UWM Research Foundation; Nathaniel Stern, Associate Professor in the Peck School of the Arts; and students David Gallegos, Adam Wickersham, Erika Pliner, Cordella Jones and Amin Mojtahedi.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.