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Madworks Founding Members




Anne Smith is in charge of developing and implementing the training curriculum. She identifies training partners and tracks the progress of companies as they go through the 10-week process. Anne is a co-founder and Director of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. She previously served as General Counsel for Winterthur US Holdings and Promega Corporation. Anne also runs a small family business and served on boards of non-profits.

Terry Sivesind recruits and identifies outside mentors and investors who enhance the cohorts' experience. Terry is a co-founder in a series of local biotech firms, including PanVera, Mirus, Metabiologics, Renovar and Cellectar. He was also an early employee at Promega. Terry was a co-founder of Wisconsin Investment Partners and MERLIN Mentors and he currently serves on the boards of several companies.

Eric Englund is responsible for developing strategic partnerships that might be of resource to MBA participating companies. He also assists in marketing and business development throughout the Madison area. Eric is also the co-founder and Director of the UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Previously, he served as the President of WI Insurance Alliance, Executive Director of WI Society of Architects and as a partner in a Madison law firm. Eric owns and operates a local business.

Madworks Operations Managers


Collin Schaefer manages the daily operations of MWA and oversees the teams during each ten-week session. He is responsible for implementation of the lean startup bootcamp, helping develop the MWA curriculum, and coordinating classroom and community events. Collin is an attorney that focuses on advising startups and established companies in Wisconsin. His experience working with early stage companies also includes mentoring founders in the Bradley University BraveLaunch Business Accelerator, working with students taking part in the Concordia University CULaunch Business Plan Competition, and serving on the advisory board of Skydive the Rock in Beloit.