Co-Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Founding Director, Project Olympus
Co-Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Executive Director Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
Dave Mawhinney is Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. He serves as the Managing Director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, and Director, i6 Agile Innovation System, a collaboration between InnovationWorks and CMU. Dave is also Assistant Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Dave was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of mSpoke, an internet content and advertising recommendation engine, which was acquired in 2010 by LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional social networking site. In 2006, Morgan Stanley’s MSCI/Barra business unit acquired mSpoke’s first business line, a quantitative investment recommendation engine... Read full bio
V. Emily Stark
Associate Director for Entrepreneurial Affairs
Email: email@example.comV. Emily Stark is Associate Director for Entrepreneurial Affairs, responsible for project management, marketing and public relations, grantwriting, and oversight of the CIE’s daily operations. Before joining the CIE, she served as Associate Teaching Professor and Assistant Department Head of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon, and maintained her work as a freelance biomedical writer and principal at Interphase Communications. And before that, she conducted research in immunology and vascular pathobiology. With degrees in rhetoric and biological sciences, and professional experience that spans the humanities, the sciences, and the arts, Emily works to interweave Carnegie Mellon’s culture of scientific, technical, and artistic expertise with its growth in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgKit is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Project Olympus, providing students with start-up advice, business strategy planning, and connections to industry experts, advisors, and the business community. She is a technical advisor to BlueTree Allied Angels and serves on their Screening Committee. Also, she is an Advisory Board member of Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship and teaches in their MBA program. In addition, she provides consulting services to promote economic growth to Chambers of Commerce, individual entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations. Kit manages the Olympus Incubator Space on Henry Street, where student entrepreneurs spend considerable time on their new ventures.
Email: email@example.comAllyson is the Program Manager at the Don Jones Center. She manages web and interactive communications as well as the many programs the center offers. Allyson graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in interactive media. She has served as a member of our campus community since December 2010.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCleah coordinates events and special projects for Project Olympus. Since 1987 she has worked in Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department, where she is also Project Coordinator for a number of other endeavors, including the ALICE Project. She joined Project Olympus at its inception in 2007.
Manager of the Directors Office & Special Programs
Email: email@example.comSonya is Manager of the Director's Office & Special Programs at the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to this appointment, Sonya was the Executive Administrator for eleven years at Urban Design Associates, an architecture/urban design firm in Pittsburgh, PA, and she has held many other administrative roles in the banking and hospital industries. Sonya earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and earned her Certified Administrative Professionals (CAP) certification in 2007. She is an active member of the International Association for Administrative Professionals (IAAP), where she has served and chaired many committees, and served on the board for two terms. Sonya is also a mentor and volunteer in her community.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAndrea is Project Olympus's Entrepreneurship Research Scholar. Her research focuses on ways to encourage innovation to accelerate the commercialization of research and ideas at Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining Olympus, Andrea worked for the Carnegie Mellon University Advancement Division where she created the Andrew Carnegie Society Leaders Program to grow leadership annual giving at CMU. Andrea graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science. She is the recipient of a full scholarship and the Leadership and Service Award.
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