WiSolve Consulting Group

WiSolve Consulting Group is a non-profit providing low-cost, data-driven business services to entrepreneurs and businesses and experiential training to UW graduate and postdoctoral members in entrepreneurship practices to enhance business acumen.

About

WiSolve Consulting Group is a Wisconsin nonprofit organization that provides consulting services for a variety of clients, ranging from university innovators and entrepreneurs to large corporations. WiSolve specializes in various aspects of business planning including market research, competitor analysis, technology assessment, and consumer-facing materials. Our members are University of Wisconsin- Madison Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and MBA’s.

Wiolve provides two core services:

  • Professional development on topics relevant to technology transfer and entrepreneurship for Ph.D students, post-docs, and MBA’s
  • Data-driven business recommendations for biotech and healthcare ventures

By utilizing Ph.D. level scientists equipped with advanced academic training, WiSolve provides high-quality, flexible, lower-cost services that fit the needs of early-stage entrepreneurs.

For trainees: WiSolve’s team comprises of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) trained by offering hands-on experiences with clients and workshops to broaden their entrepreneurial skills. Since 2017, we have provided community workshops and seminars, reaching over 200 WiSolve consultants and members of the broader Wisconsin entrepreneurial community. Our monthly entrepreneurial training workshops provide an opportunity for our members to enhance business skills and foster professional development. Some of the lecture topics covered include Business Plan Writing, Creating Lean Startups, Consulting 101. We are proud to take an active part in the emerging entrepreneurial community in WI. Our strong connections with many local organizations like in the Innovation Network that help provide our members with valuable networking opportunities. WiSolve helps members develop transferable skills (soft-skills, problem-solving, communication) needed for academic and non-academic career paths.  Our alumni have diversified career paths after graduation, with more than 60% currently in non-traditional Ph.D. career paths (industry, VC firms, startups) and even 10% becoming entrepreneurs. 

For businesses and entrepreneurs: WiSolve Consulting Group offers clients a unique opportunity to engage Ph.D. level scientists’ analytical services to assist with solving different business problems. Our organization currently excels in providing market analysis, developing and writing SBIR/STTR grants, developing investor-facing material for scientific innovations, and performing customer discovery for technical and scientific products. WiSolve has developed expertise in training and executing market research for clients using our volunteer consultants’ model working on mentored, limited-term, contracted projects with local companies. Our consultants represent many disciplines of expertise and can use their varied skillset to add value to our client’s business. Our team of scientifically trained, business-literate, flexible staff matches perfectly with the needs of local businesses. 

 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data

Events and Community Building

  • Startup Drinks

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling

Training and Education

  • Business Management Training
Primary Contact
Christopher Konop
Address
123 N Blount St
203
Madison, WI 53703
Phone
(608) 358-7862