National Advisors

Tashia Morgridge Educator, Co-Founder & President TOSA Foundation

Senior Advisors

Charlene Blohm CEO C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
Cathy Caro-Bruce Educational Consultant Independent Education Professional
Janice D. Mertes Assistant Director Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – Instructional Media & Technology/Digital Learning
Jim Rickabaugh Senior Advisor Institute for Personalized Learning
Del F Wilson Managing Partner Uihlein-Wilson Architects, Inc.

Local Program Advisors

Brenda Baker Director of Exhibits Madison Children’s Museum
Jane Belmore Advisor Educator, Retired MMSD and Edgewood
Cathy Caro-Bruce Educational Consultant Independent Education Professional
Beth Clarke Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services Madison Metropolitan School District
Laura Damon-Moore Community Engagement Librarian Madison Public Library
Andrea Deau Information Technology Director University of Wisconsin-Extension
Laurie Fellenz Arts Education Coordinator Madison Metropolitan School District
David Gagnon Director Field Day Lab, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Jenna Garcia Midwest Regional Manager Code.org
Rich Halverson Professor UW-Madison
Jessica Hankey Strategic Partnerships & Innovation Director Madison Metropolitan School District
Josie Guiney Igielski 4th Grade Teacher Lincoln Elementary School, MMSD
Mary Klehr Professional Development Director MMSD/UW-Madison School of Education
Janice D. Mertes Assistant Director Instructional Media & Technology/Digital Learning Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Matt Messinger Executive Director WI Center for Education Products & Services
Pernille Ripp Teacher. Author. Speaker. Creator Oregon School District, WI
Kelly Ruppel Chief of Staff Madison Metropolitan School District
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt Public Library Consultant Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Travis Tangen WARF Education & Outreach Manager Discovery Outreach (WARF & Morgridge at the Discovery Building)

Local Working Group

Jane Belmore Advisor Educator, Retired MMSD and Edgewood
Cathy Caro-Bruce Educational Consultant Independent Educator Professional
Laurie Fellenz Arts Education Coordinator Madison Metropolitan School District
Janice D. Mertes Assistant Director Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – Instructional Media & Technology/Digital Learning
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt Public Library Consultant Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Startup Weekend for Education 2016 – Organizing Team, Coaches & Judges

Organizing Team

Kathe Crowley Conn WeThinkBig
Charlene Blohm C. Blohm & Assoc.
Cathy Caro Bruce Education Consultant
Andrea Deau UW Extension
Melissa Emler CESA 3
David Gagnon FieldDayLab.Org
Amy Gannon Edgewood College
Rich Halverson UW Madison WCER
Laura Heisler WARF
Jill Huizenga Madison College
Mike Kerr CISCO / WTI
Kurt Kiefer DPI
Kevin Little Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Janice Mertes Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Matt Messinger WCEPS
Dan Olszewski Weinert Ctr. Entrepreneurship
Becky Splitt StudyBlue
Constance Squire UW Games, Learning & Society
Travis Tangen WARF Discovery Building

Coaches

Ben Arciszewski Dir Software Development Noble Applications
John Biondi Director UW Discovery2Product
Charlene Blohm CEO C. Blohm & Associates
Andrea Deau IT Director University of Wisconsin-Extension Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning
Melissa Emler Director of Innovation CESA 3
Jeff Glazer Clinical Assistant Professor UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
Tolga Gulmen Attorney UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
Craig Heim Portfolio Manager WARF
Frank LaRosa Principal Noble Applications
Greg Lynch General Counsel Michael Best & Friedrich
Janice Mertes Assistant Director IMT/Digital Learning WI Dept Public Instruction
Matt Messigner Executive Director Wisconsin Center for Education Products & Services
Dan Norton COO Filament Games
Brandon Pittser Marketing Director Filament Games
Becky Splitt Co-Founder StudyBlue

Judges

Matt Howard CEO Eat Street
Jim Rickabaugh Sr. Advisor Institute Personalized Learning
Greg Robinson CEO 4490 Ventures
Carrie Thome Dir. of Investments WARF
Brian Wiegand Entrepreneur
John Wiley Former Chancellor & Chair UW, USDEd Council of Accreditation, WID
Ethan Young Insight Wisconsin Student Group