Carnegie Mellon University

photo of Craig MarkovitzCraig S. Markovitz

Entrepreneur-in-Residence; Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship


Craig S. Markovitz,is a co-founder of Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., a spinoff from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.  He served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer for over 7 years and, in this capacity, launched the company, raised capital, managed operations, and led a January 2011 merger with HealthpointCapital (private equity).  He then transitioned to Chief Operating Officer, helped to lead substantial growth of the company and was a key member of the deal team that led to an acquisition by Smith and Nephew, plc in January 2016 for $275,000,000.  He was the recipient of the 2016 Carnegie Science Center Entrepreneur and the 2016 Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association Outstanding Entrepreneur Awards.  Markovitz graduated with distinction from the MBA program at the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in Entrepreneurship, and graduated cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA, with a BA in Management.