Steve Faulkner University of Wisconsin-Madison


November 2010:

  • Organizing an Invention to Venture workshop for early December.
  • Organzing a pitch competition for student entrepreneurs, and looking to set up ongoing meetings for students interested in starting their own businesses.


Steve Faulkner is a currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Steve completed his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in December 2008 and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. After graduation, Steve travelled to the South Pole, Antarctica to work on the construction of the IceCube neutrino detector. Since returning, he started his own engineering consultancy, Red Frame Engineering. Through Red Frame, Steve has consulted for several local companies and now consults exclusively for SolidWorks Corporation's education and marketing divisions. In 2009, Steve also briefly lived in Kuwait where he was working on military vehicle suspensions with Oshkosh Defense Corporation. In 2010, Steve co-founded GeoHuddle, a start up building a platform for community scale ground source heat pump systems.

Steve's vision

As the NCIIA student ambassador to University of Wisconsin, I hope to help create a bridge between on-campus and off-campus entrepreneurship. Many students find making the change from student to full-time entrepreneur a challenge. I hope to leverage the resources and programs of NCIIA to make the transition much easier for student on our campus.