The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the largest public health and economic disruptions most of us have ever faced. Entrepreneurs are being forced to navigate a host of new and ever-changing business challenges. This webinar will provide advice and practical approaches that can help entrepreneurs and small business owners survive the current environment and position their company to thrive in the post-crisis future.

Who should attend?
Entrepreneurs with established businesses and existing small business owners

Watch The Entrepreneur's Playbook: How to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis and Thrive Beyond It webinar here.


Dan Olszewski

Dan Olszewski (BS '87)

Dan Olszewski is the Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business. Over the past 14 years he has taught thousands of students and is the recipient of various school-wide teaching awards.

Prior to joining UW-Madison, Olszewski was CEO and Chairman of Parts Now!/Katun, where he led the successful buyout of the founder in 1999. Before joining Parts Now! he was a consultant at McKinsey and Company, with a focus on strategy, supply chain, technology, and finance. He has also worked for IBM, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance in Tokyo.

Olszewski currently serves on the board for First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) and the National Guardian Life Insurance Company. He has previously served on the board of various startups, mid-sized businesses and non-profits.

Olszewski graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Computer Sciences, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Singari Seshadri

Singari Seshadri (MBA '96)

As the Head of Stanford Venture Studio, an entrepreneurship hub for graduate student entrepreneurs, Singari Seshadri supports and advises hundreds of founders and early stage startups every year. She also leads diversity initiatives for Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, to empower women and other underrepresented founders.

Embracing her love for ideating, Seshadri is currently in the fouding stages of two venturesone focused on women’s well-being and the other on translating research and IP into innovation. Her previous work experience includes over a decade of venture capital investing along with founding roles at three startups. Seshadri currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chariot Kids and is a proud member of the Wisconsin Business Alumni Board.

Seshadri grew up in Bangalore, India, and now lives in Menlo Park (after Mumbai, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York) with her husband, 15-year old son, and 1+ year old chocolate lab.