Organizers

Helen Kosterman

Helen heads up the Madison Startup Weekend social media accounts. She currently works as the client success manager at AmpliPhi Social Media Strategies in Madison and loves talking marketing with startup businesses. She’s worked with many industries including food and beverage, nonprofit, health and fitness, IT, media, construction and skilled trades, manufacturing, financial services, banking, insurance, and legal.

In her spare time you can find Helen hanging with her husband and 2 kids or possibly attending a rock show, sporting event or an escape room.

Hilary Stohs-Krause

Hilary Stohs-Krause is a full-stack software developer at Ten Forward Consulting in Madison. She's co-founder of Team 19 and Madison Tech & Social Impact and is on the board of Forward Fest. She's also an organizer of MadRailers and Madison Women in Tech.

She loves board games, garlic-stuffed olives and bourbon barrel-aged stouts. She’ll read any fantasy or sci-fi she can get her hands on, and tweets puns, tech and intersectional feminism at @hilarysk.

Jeff Glazer

Jeff is a Supervising Attorney with the University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, a partner at Ogden Glazer + Schaefer, and a co-Ffounder of Madison Craft Beer Week. Jeff volunteers with Startup Weekend Madison, Social Good Accelerator, and the Madison Public Market. If not at an entrepreneurship-related event, you will probably find Jeff at one of the numerous craft breweries or distilleries in and around Madison.

Fred Turkington

Fred Turkington is a software project manager and full-stack web developer. He's currently the director of operations at Ten Forward Consulting in Madison, and volunteers with Startup Weekend and code.forGood(). Before helping organize Startup Weekend, Fred was a participant. He founded a startup with a few of his teammates, and they went on to graduate from the gBETA accelerator program.

Talk to him about intrapreneurship inside large companies, ultimate, Flask, and Elm.

Milica Cvetkovic

Milica has been an active organizer in the startup world and feels passionate about the local startup communities. 

By day, Milica is a mathematician working in educational technologies and learning sciences. 

Outside of work, Milica is passionate about outdoors and trekking. She is a local organizer for the hikes around Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail and around Madison. She loves winter camping and enjoys spending her polar vortices outside.

Brian Samson

Brian is the founder and president of Ten Forward Consulting, a custom web and mobile software development firm based in Madison. He has a long career of writing software for Fortune 500s, local governments, and Silicon Valley startups.
He's also been the CTO of Chicago startup Mobile Doorman since 2014. Mobile Doorman makes a mobile app for apartment buildings that residents use to manage every aspect of their experience.