10 Nov Women entrepreneurs, investors making tangible strides
Two standing ovations at the just-completed Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium help to explain the rising role of women in the related worlds of entrepreneurism and investing.
The first ovation was Wednesday afternoon for Anne Smith, the co-founder of the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the UW-Madison, as she received the “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award for her work with several thousand campus entrepreneurs over the last decade.
The second round of applause was later in that day when entrepreneur and investor Jan Eddy was inducted into the George Mosher Memorial “Investor Hall of Fame,” the first woman to be honored by her peers for her work in the vineyards of angel and venture capital. Both annual awards are produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council.