Anne Smith to accept Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education award

Anne Smith, Founder of the UW-Madison Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic and Director of Legal Strategy for the Forward BIO Institute, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Technology Council, the “Triple E” award was launched to highlight the importance of teaching and mentoring entrepreneurs. Smith’s selection was based on:

  • Delivering outstanding quality in teaching entrepreneurship and/or mentoring entrepreneurs, in or out of the classroom
  • Stimulating innovative methods for teaching or mentoring entrepreneurs
  • Promoting entrepreneurial education and mentorship among scholars, policymakers, practitioners and others
  • Providing a significant contribution to the development of best practices in the field

Smith is an attorney and small business owner who has worked for companies such as Winterthur U.S. Holdings and Promega. Smith is also a co-founder of Madison Seed Accelerator Inc. and helped to launch StartingBlock Madison, where she serves on the board of directors. She recently joined the Institute’s Executive Committee, serving in an advisory capacity and facilitating the Institute’s partnership with the Law and Entrepreneurship clinic.