Carnegie Mellon University

Kit Needham

Kit Needham

Director of Project Olympus and Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurial Initiatives


Kit Needham is the Director of Project Olympus. We provide programming and support for any student at any level, faculty, staff, and alumni who want to explore the commercial potential of their ideas and innovations. In short, we’re the ‘front door’ to help you get started.

Kit has a B.S. from University of Maryland, and a Masters in the Management of Technology from American University in Wash DC where she lived for many years. She is an angel investor and has invested in over 35 startups. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Chatham’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and is a certified instructor in NSF I-Corps programs.