Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s vibrant culture encourages innovation among faculty, staff, students and alumni. Established in 2011, the Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards recognize UW innovators and alumni who further the Wisconsin Idea through outstanding accomplishments in entrepreneurship. Honorees have achieved great entrepreneurial success that contributes to economic growth and social good, offers models for the UW community, and inspires the campus culture of entrepreneurship.

Past Award Recipients

Date Honorees Stories and Videos

November 2018


Matt Howard ’11, Eric Martell ’12 and Alex Wyler, EatStreet


EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship



May 2017


Michele Boal ’91, Quotient Technology (formerly

Troy Vosseller ’06, MBA’09, JD’10, gener8tor and Sconnie



Alumni honored with Entrepreneurial Achievement Award


April 2016


Christopher Salm ’75, Salm Partners LLC

Andrew Ziegler ’83, JD’86, Artisan Partners LLC



UW honors noted entrepreneurs with achievement awards


May 2015


Mark Cook, Aova Technologies and Isomark LLC

Pavan Nigam MS’82, Cendura Corp and WebMD (formerly Healtheon)


UW honors noted entrepreneurs with achievement awards


May 2014


Elisa All ’90, 30Second Mobile and iParenting Media

Mike Shannon ’80, KSL Capital Partners


UW–Madison honors leading entrepreneurs with achievement awards


April 2013


Laurie Benson ’75, LSB Unlimited and CORE BTS (formerly Inacom Information Services)

Richard Burgess, ConjuGon

Brian Raffel ’86, Raven Software

Eric Sheinkop ’04, Music Dealers


UW honors four with Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards


April 2012


Rajiv Batra MS’83, Palo Alto Networks

Jon Hammes MS’74, Hammes Company

Sheldon B. Lubar ’51, LLB ’53, Lubar & Co

Thomas Rockwell “Rock” Mackie, TomoTherapy Inc.

Stephen Siegele ’84, Advanced Delivery & Chemical Systems

Toni Sikes MS ’83, The Guild, Inc.

Matthew Younkle ’97, Y Innovation LLC and Laminar Technologies


Seven receive entrepreneurial achievement awards


April 2011


Jim Berbee ’85, MS’87, MBA’89, Berbee Information Networks

Judy Faulkner MS’67, Epic Systems

Hector DeLuca MS’53, PhD’55, Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Chad Sorenson ’99, MS’01, MBA’02, Sologear LLC

James Weinert ’67, MBA’69 Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship and the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship


Five receive Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards