To support their mission to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking, the MSOE University Innovation Fellows (UIF) will host a meetup in Milwaukee from May 2-4, 2019. The UIF Milwaukee Meetup will include fellows from other universities as well as local students from surrounding Milwaukee universities.

The UIF meetup will provide students with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers to learn about and tackle social issues in Milwaukee. The meetup will commence with a kick-off event on Thursday night and continue Friday with a tour of Milwaukee, a design challenge and a spotlight on startups in Milwaukee. The workshops will continue Saturday with the goals to gain a greater understanding of community culture, unity within a community, personal branding and personal well-being. 

The international program, run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (, empowers students to become agents of change at their universities. The program began at MSOE in 2018 and has since created three cohorts comprised of 11 students. In that time, the MSOE fellows have reached over 300 students across 14 Design Thinking Workshops and 60 industry professionals through StartUp Milwaukee Week hosted by Northwestern Mutual. Through hosting the UIF Milwaukee Meetup, our fellows will continue to make connections and get involved in the community. 

To view the schedule and learn more about the UIF Milwaukee Meetup, view the Eventbrite post.