BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD
Daniel J. Broderick - Dan has nearly 20 years of
experience in early-stage investing, venture fund management, and
technology commercialization. Dan currently is a Venture Partner
at Prolog Ventures. He came to Prolog from Mason Wells Private Equity,
which he joined after launching a corporate venture capital fund
and serving as the director of technology commercialization at the
Mayo Clinic. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from
Iowa State University.
Paul Frederick - Chairman, Frederick & Company,
Inc., which focuses on investment banking and provides financial
assistance and advice to selective emerging growth companies.
Ken Johnson - Managing Director, Kegonsa Seed Fund,
which focuses on technology transfer from universities, medical centers,
and research institutions located in Wisconsin and the Midwest as
the primary source for its Portfolio Company products.
Amy Millman, Chair, Business Advisory Council -
Amy Millman is President, Springboard Enterprises, a national non-profit
organization, which accelerates women's access to equity markets
and since 2000 has helped 407 women entrepreneurs raised over $5
billion in equity capital. In the past ten years, Springboard has
conducted 19 venture forums in 9 markets. 7 of the Springboard companies
have gone public. Many more have generated high value returns for
their investors. 85% of the companies are still in business or continuing
operations after being acquired. These 407 companies have generated
over $4 billion in revenues and created over 10,000 jobs. Springboard's
record is unmatched by any other venture catalyst organization.
Previous to co-founding Springboard, Amy served as the Executive
Director of a federal government commission focused on developing
policy and initiatives concerning women's business ownership. Earlier
in her career, she represented the interests of several corporate
and industry groups before the legislative and executive branches
of the federal government. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University
and holds a masters degree from The George Washington University.
Kathy Polansky - President, ShoreBank Capital which
provides loans in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors and subordinated
debt/equity financing to businesses located in emerging communities
and businesses owned by ethnic minorities.
David Ward, Ph.D - President, North Star Economics
and former Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the
University of Wisconsin system, the sixth largest system of higher
education in the United States. Dr. Ward was recently awarded the
Chancellor's Medallion for his long service in teaching and administration
within the UW system. Dr. Ward is the author of the NorthStar Guide
to Growth and Venture Capital for Wisconsin