The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is on a mission to inspire, educate and develop entrepreneurial leaders through world-class education, cutting-edge research and applied preparation, mentorship and public recognition. Students of all disciplines and majors can learn and grow; as they benefit, so, too, will our economy.
Alta Resources Partnership
The foundational principles of the CEI — entrepreneurship and innovation — are reminiscent of how Alta Resources was founded more than 20 years ago. Alta Resources shares with this program those principles, having applied entrepreneurialism to grow itself from a simple vision into a reality. In 1995, Alta Resources laid roots in the Fox Cities. It was quickly named to Inc. 500’s list of “Fastest-growing Companies in the U.S.,” followed by two distinct entrepreneurial awards. It has grown to become one of the largest employers in the area. Today, its roots have spread across the globe, having expanded into California, Florida and the Philippines.
With a shared entrepreneurial vision, Alta Resources now has an opportunity to give back. The concept of giving back stems from its core values by which everyone at Alta Resources daily conducts themselves. They’re called Guiding Principles: Results, Diversity, Relationships, Integrity, Communication, Strength and Community. Each one echoes, in some way, the foundation of the CEI. But it is Community that truly resonates. Dedicated to contributing positively to the community, Alta Resources is helping others prevail and, better yet, succeed.
We’re so privileged to further our partnership with Alta Resources for the launch and development of the CEI, as it aims to create new opportunities for students of all disciplines. By equipping students with the proper resources, they’ll be empowered to become entrepreneurs and, ultimately, tomorrow’s leaders.