Judges-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Judges

Thank you to our McGinnis Venture Competition judges!

During this exclusive multi-round competition for Carnegie Mellon University’s global community of student entrepreneurs, each judge reviews the competitors' executive summaries and five-minute video pitches to decide who will move on to the live round in Pittsburgh. The McGinnis Venture Competition judges include distinguished entrepreneurs, investors and Carnegie Mellon University alumni.


2016 Judges

Round 1

Sean Ammirati, Bichmere Labs
Jill Berardi, BerardiGroup LLC
Chuck Brandt, Innovation Works
Rodrigo Carvalho
, BlackLocus
Steve Cherin
, Cherin Law Offices, P.C.
Doug Cunningham
, Uppercase
Bill Flanagan
, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Steve Fleck
, Proximedics
Ben Garber
, Grouse Ridge Capital
Sanna Gaspard
, Rubitection
Vanessa Jameson
, Covey
Bryan Kaplan
, Intermedix
Kipp Krukowski
, Equipment Appraisal Services
Alireza Masrour
, Plug and Play Tech Center
Mike Matesic
, Idea Foundry
Jeffrey McDaniel
, Innovation Works
Prahlad Menon
, QuantMD, LLC
Larry Miller
, Innovation Works
Patrick Morand
, SWMF Life Science Fund GP, LLC
Don Morrison
, BlueTree Allied Angels
Adam Paulisick
, Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Brett Randall
Mehdi Samadi
, Solvvy, Inc.
Sean Sebastian
, Birchmere Ventures
Adam Simone
, Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
Michael Smolens
, dotSUB
Laura Stentz
Mike Stubler
, Draper Triangle Ventures
Matt Swanson
, SpeakerText

Round 2

Arjun Aggarwal, NEA
Matthew Bauch
, Tunessence
Phil Compton
Ilana Diamond
, AlphaLab Gear
Randy Eager
, Carnegie Mellon University
Phil Estep
, BMC Software
Eduardo Frias
, Beachbody
Dayna Grayson, NEA
Brad Harkavy
, Sagewell
Rebecca Harris
, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship
Jim Jen
, AlphaLab
Will Kaigler
, NewCare Solutions
Raj Kapoor
, Cofounder.co
Manu Kumar
, K9 Ventures
Rich Lunak
, Innovation Works
Tom Marchok
, Qualcomm
Jonathan Mow
, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals
John Moyer
, The Founders Corner
Stephan Mueller
, Thrill Mill
Des O'Connor
, Innovation Works
Ron O'Kelley
, Atlantic Coast Venture Investments Inc.
Ari Rabban
, Phone.com
Raji Sankar
, Wholesome International
Peter Stern

Suzy Teele
, fi360
Henry Thorne
, 4moms

Final Live Round

Ed Engler, Pittsburgh Equity Partners
Gary Glausser
, Innovation Works
Robert Hatta
, DRIVE CAPITAL
Rich Lunak
, Innovation Works
Zach Malone
, Draper Triangle Ventures
Jerry McGinnis
, Founder of Respironics
Don Morrison
, BlueTree Allied Angels


 

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2015 Round 2 Judges

2015 Final Live Round Judges

2014 Round 1 Judges

2014 Round 2 Judges

2014 Final Live Round Judges

Judging Guidelines

View the 2016 guidelines

2017 Important Dates & Deadlines

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