Allen Dines is a senior executive experienced in the areas of science and technology. His passion is the creation and growth of ventures, and serves as an advisor to Merlin Mentors, gener8tor, Madworks Accelerator, and several other related entities.

Allen Dines

Executive Advisor

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Recently he was Assistant Director of New Ventures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Corporate Relations where he founded or provided inspiration for such venture community mainstays as Merlin Mentors, First Look Investor Forum, and 100Hour Challenge.

Prior to this, he was involved in three startup ventures in the biotechnology sector, all of which were successfully acquired, and served as an Associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, and a Master in Natural Resources, all from the University of Michigan. 

Allen works and lives in Madison.