2018 Advisory Board

Anne Smith   Anne is a co-founder and Director of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She previously served as the General Counsel for Winterthur U.S. Holdings Inc. and Promega Corporation. She also runs a small family business and has serves on a variety of nonprofit boards of directors.

Anne Smith

Anne is a co-founder and Director of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She previously served as the General Counsel for Winterthur U.S. Holdings Inc. and Promega Corporation. She also runs a small family business and has serves on a variety of nonprofit boards of directors.

Rock Mackie   Emeritus Professor, Medical Physics and Human Oncology; Director, Medical Devices Focus Area, Morgridge Institute for Research

Rock Mackie

Emeritus Professor, Medical Physics and Human Oncology; Director, Medical Devices Focus Area, Morgridge Institute for Research

Dick Burgess   Trained at Caltech and Harvard, he joined the faculty of the Oncology Dept at the UW-Madison in 1971. He founded the UW Biotechnology Center in 1984. He received the 1982 Pfizer Award, the 1999 Waksman Medal and the 2013 UW Alumni Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. He co-founded ConjuGon, INC, a Madison, WI anti-microbial biotech company and is active in promoting Wisconsin biotechnology and in public education.

Dick Burgess

Trained at Caltech and Harvard, he joined the faculty of the Oncology Dept at the UW-Madison in 1971. He founded the UW Biotechnology Center in 1984. He received the 1982 Pfizer Award, the 1999 Waksman Medal and the 2013 UW Alumni Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. He co-founded ConjuGon, INC, a Madison, WI anti-microbial biotech company and is active in promoting Wisconsin biotechnology and in public education.

JoAnne Robbins   Ph.D., Northwestern University Professor, Department of Medicine- Geriatrics Associate Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center

JoAnne Robbins

Ph.D., Northwestern University
Professor, Department of Medicine- Geriatrics
Associate Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center

 
Jon Eckhardt   Jon Eckhardt is the Robert W. Pricer Chair in Enterprise Development and the Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eckhardt is a cofounder of the gener8tor business accelerator, which has helped to build over 50 companies that have gone on to raise over $100 million dollars in venture funding and employ over 1,100 people.

Jon Eckhardt

Jon Eckhardt is the Robert W. Pricer Chair in Enterprise Development and the Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eckhardt is a cofounder of the gener8tor business accelerator, which has helped to build over 50 companies that have gone on to raise over $100 million dollars in venture funding and employ over 1,100 people.

Max Lagally   Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science

Max Lagally

Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science

Allen Dines   Allen Dines is an Executive Advisor at WISC Partners, a strategic operating capital fund founded by a group of Silicon Valley-based UW-Madison alumni. Allen has more than 30 years of experience at the executive level working at the interface of science and technology.

Allen Dines

Allen Dines is an Executive Advisor at WISC Partners, a strategic operating capital fund founded by a group of Silicon Valley-based UW-Madison alumni. Allen has more than 30 years of experience at the executive level working at the interface of science and technology.

Dan Olszewski   Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship & WAVE class, Co-founder fo the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WEB). Former CEO and Chairman of $450M imagining parts and supplies distributor. Formerly a consultant at McKinsey where he focused on strategy, M&A, and operations.

Dan Olszewski

Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship & WAVE class, Co-founder fo the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WEB). Former CEO and Chairman of $450M imagining parts and supplies distributor. Formerly a consultant at McKinsey where he focused on strategy, M&A, and operations.