Who We Are

A catalyst for innovation at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Equipped with a team of seasoned experts, the Technology Entrepreneurship Office is uniquely positioned to provide one-on-one mentorship and tailored partnerships to facilitate the transformation of emerging innovations into tangible, commercially viable solutions.

Our team also partners with the U.S. NSF I-Corps Great Lakes Region Hub and a diverse group of entrepreneurs to provide invaluable entrepreneurial training to UW-Madison researchers.

Staff Members

Bonnie Bachman

Position title: TEO Director and I-Corps Program Director

Emma Uren

Position title: TEO Project Manager and I-Corps Program Manager

Xiaolei Shi

Position title: Program Specialist for Translational Research

Advisory Board

Eric Apfelbach

Position title: Technology Executive and Director

John Gugel

Position title: President, Genomatica

Oliver Wiener

Position title: Founder, Kensington Merchant Partners

Leadership Council

Tom Erickson

Position title: Founding Director, School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences

Ian Robertson

Position title: Grainger Dean, College of Engineering

Vallabh Sambamurthy

Position title: Dean, School of Business

Eric Wilcots

Position title: Dean, College of Letters and Science