Lubar Research and Centers
V. Kanti Prasad
Bostrom Professor

Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 742
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Phone: (414) 229-6260
Fax: (414) 229-6957
Bostrom Center for Business Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Bostrom Center serves as an interdisciplinary applied research center to develop and disseminate policies and strategies that enhance the vitality of innovation and business competitiveness in entrepreneurial firms. The Center’s research projects involve Lubar School faculty, doctoral students, and area corporations to advance topics of business competitiveness and innovation:

    In addition, its entrepreneurship-associated activities have broadened the business curriculum and provided additional learning opportunities for enhancement of the student experience, with the ultimate goal of encouraging entrepreneurial spirit, knowledge, and activity among our graduates.These include:

  • Undergraduate Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship
  • MBA Elective Track in Entrepreneurship
  • La Macchia Enterprises Entrepreneur Internship Program.  Since its inception in 2002, the Entrepreneur Internship Program has provided business students with opportunities for experiential learning through internships with entrepreneurs.  Launched with a seed grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the program is now supported by a major gift from La Macchia Enterprises, and additional gifts from Brady Corporation and private donors. 
  • James D. Scheinfeld Entrepreneurial Award
  • New Venture Business Plan Competition
  • Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture Series.  Designed to provide students with a forum to be inspired by prominent, successful entrepreneurs, the Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture Series has featured Michael Cudahy, Co-Founder, Marquette Electronics; George Dalton, Founder of FiServ and Call_Solutions; Nan Gardetto, President of Gardetto’s Snacks;  David Lubar, Founder and Chairman of Lake Express; Craig Culter, Co-Founder of Culver’s Franchising System; and Roy Reiman, Founder of Reiman Publications.
  • UWM chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)
  • Bostrom Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.  Three entrepreneurs enhance the entrepreneurship program by serving as instructors in entrepreneurship courses, advisors to students and to the student CEO chapter, and members of the advisory council.  Their unique experiences as real-world entrepreneurs brings added value for students into the classroom.  James Hunter, John Komives, and Paul Stewart currently serve in this capacity.