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Dan Olszewski

Dan Olszewski

Expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital, private equity, strategy, startups and mergers and acquisitions

Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship Wisconsin School of Business Work: 608-265-3959 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Entrepreneurship, small business and startups
  • Business strategy and mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital, private equity, LBO (leveraged buyouts) and MBO (management buyouts)
  • Innovation and new product failure
  • Governance roles for board of directors


  • Medal, Model MBA Entrepreneurship Program, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2009
  • Co-founder, Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, which trains UW-Madison science and engineering graduate students in entrepreneurship
  • CEO of firms that won the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award-Sustainability in 2001, and Minnesota Governor's International Trade Award in 2005
  • Former CEO and McKinsey consultant