Bring together community, business, government, and non-profit networks to partner with UW–Madison (UW) to expand economic security and shared prosperity in Dane County.
Seek and cultivate innovative entrepreneurial and policy ideas that raise net income by 10% for 10,000 Dane County middle-class households. Proposals may increase income and/or decrease expenses. Proposals should be interdisciplinary, use technological tools and data science, and draw from and benefit a diverse set of people and communities.
DreamUp WI is UW’s implementation of the Alliance for the American Dream initiative, a collaboration with the UW Institute for Research on Poverty and Schmidt Futures. Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative that seeks to improve societal outcomes through the thoughtful development of emerging science and technologies.