What is D2P?

Discovery to Product (D2P) provides resources for innovations from students to faculty to bridge the gap from good idea to reality. Selected pre-company formation projects are incubated and their teams receive lean startup trainings so that their projects can be more effectively commercialized. For more information contact John Biondi (john.biondi@d2p.wisc.edu).


How do we fit together?

ACE can provide mentors to and oversight of D2P, grounded in real faculty/staff entrepreneur experience:

  • ACE can identify barriers to D2P success and recommended UW actions and policy that supports D2P new ventures
  • Experienced ACE entrepreneurs can advise D2P start-ups
  • ACE can ensure that graduate students and and post-docs interested in entrepreneurship receive training in business skils