Carnegie Mellon University

David Mawhinney

David Mawhinney

Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship; Executive Director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 3707
  • 412-268-6356
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Dave Mawhinney, Carnegie Mellon University: Managing Director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, Associate Director Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, and Director, i6 Agile Innovation System, a collaboration between InnovationWorks and Carnegie Mellon University Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Dave was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of mSpoke, an internet content and advertising recommendation engine, 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. Prior to mSpoke, Dave was a General Partner of PNC Technology Investors. Earlier in his career, he co-founded three successful startup ventures before that, including Premier Health Exchange (acquired by Medibuy), Hawk Medical (acquired by McKesson), and Industry.Net (merged with AT&T Business Network to form Nets, Inc.). Dave is also an active Board Member at MedSage Technologies (now NewCare Solutions LLC), EZ-FLO Injection Systems, CloudFab LLC, SnapRetail, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association (ex-officio, Past President.). He is an Advisory Board Member to InnovationWork’s AlphaLab, Pittsburgh Equity Partners, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Project Olympus. Dave also served as Executive-in-Residence at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse working with healthcare information technology start-ups. Dave lives with his wife Kristan and three sons in Fox Chapel, PA. Mr. Mawhinney holds an MBA with Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University and a B. S. in Physics, Summa Cum Laude, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University - MBA (Entrepreneurship) - 1990
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania - BS (Physics) - 1986

Research

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Commercialization

University Service

  • Disruptive Healthcare Technology Institute, Committee Member (2013 - )
  • CMU Disruptive Healthcare Technology Institute – sponsored by Highmark – Research Selection Committee, Committee Member, Review and select research projects submitted by CMU faculty and researchers. Goal is to find and fund potentially disruptive technologies for the healthcare industry. (2013 - )
  • President's Weekend: CMU's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Guest Speaker (2012 - )
  • CMU representative to PowerUp Pittsburgh – initiative of Mayor of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Committee Member, Work with community collaborators to make the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem more effective (2012 - )
  • Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, Managing Director, The Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund was established by Jonathan Kaplan (Tpr 90) and the McCune Foundation to invest in young alumni companies. (2011 - )
  • Project Olympus, Committee Member, Member of the Executive Board at Project Olympus. Project Olympus is a program of the School of Computer Science at CMU. I work closely with Dr. Lenore Blum, Director of Project Olympus on strategy, programs, and fund raising (2010 - )
  • CMU Qatar Quick Startup Weekend, Workshop Organizer, 3 Day Entrepreneurial Startup Immersion (2014 - 2014)
  • CIT Prof. Jeff Hansen's Product Development Course, Guest Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Undergraduate Entrepreneurs Association Elevator Pitch Competition, Case Competition, Judge (2013 - 2013)
  • Tepper Faculty Social, Attendee, Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • Tepper Host - Consol Center, Hosted Tepper Students at Penguins Hockey Game (2013 - 2013)
  • Athena Award, Attendee, Award Ceremony (2013 - 2013)
  • CMU CIE Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Workshop Organizer, CMU CIE Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (2013 - 2013)
  • CIT Prof Ed Engler's INI Entrepreneurship Course, Guest Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Attendee, Award Ceremony, Award winners: CMU Alum Henry Thorne Tepper Adjunct Rb Daley (2013 - 2013)
  • Search Committee for Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Research and Compliance, Committee Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Tepper Undergraduate Graduation, Attendee, Graduation (2013 - 2013)
  • Tepper MBA Graduation, Attendee, Graduation (2013 - 2013)
  • Alumni Dinner Phipps Conservatory, Alumni Event Participation (2013 - 2013)
  • Alumni Weekend - Tour of Computer Science Gate-Hillman for Tepper Alumni (2013 - 2013)
  • Project Olympus Spark Grant Fund - Judge, Case Competition (2013 - 2013)
  • Tepper Undergraduate Venture Challenge - Judge, Case Competition (2013 - 2013)
  • Welcome Weekend - Entrepreneurship and Careers, Student Recruiter (2013 - 2013)
  • CMU Qatar "Startup Weekend", Case Competition (2013 - 2013)
  • McGinnis Venture Competition - CMU focused startup competition, Program Organizer (2013 - 2013)
  • NSF - Quality of Life Technologies - CIE providing commercialization services, Attendee, Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week, Program Coordinator, Daily events Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (2012 - 2012)
  • Tepper Undergraduate Case Competition Judge, Case Competition (2012 - 2012)
  • Met Tepper Boston Alumni with Ann Powers, Alumni Event Participation (2012 - 2012)
  • Alumni Volunteer Weekend - Carnegie Mellon's Greenlighting Startups, Alumni Event Presentation, Alumni Volunteer Weekend - Carnegie Mellon's Greenlighting Startups (2012 - 2012)
  • Tepper MBA Graduation, Attendee, Graduation (2012 - 2012)
  • CMU International Showcase - Portugal, Workshop Organizer, Six (6) CMU Portugal entrepreneurial companies "pitched" their companies to potential investors from the Pittsburgh region. A reception was held so that the companies could network with investors. This is a cross-campus collaboration between Tepper, CIT, SCS/Project Olympus and CTTEC.
  • Innovation Happens - CMU Portugal, Workshop Organizer, Event held at InnovationWork's AlphaLab. Speed dating format where six (6) companies from CMU Portugal program "pitched" their company to large Pittsburgh companies like Bayer, Medrad, Philips, UPMC, Highmark and others. This is a cross-campus collaboration between Tepper, CIT, SCS/Project Olympus and CTTEC.
  • CMU International Entrepreneurship - Portugal, Workshop Organizer, Developed and presented entrepreneurship workshops for five (5) CMU Portugal related companies in preparation of bringing them to Pittsburgh as a potential base for US Operations. This is a cross-campus collaborations with Tepper, CIT, SCS/Project Olympus, and CTTEC. (2011 - 2011)
  • Tepper Undergraduate Case Competition Judge, Case Competition, Judge the Tepper Undergraduate Case Competition
  • CMU International Entrepreneurship - Portugal, Workshop Organizer, Developed and presented entrepreneurship workshops for five (5) CMU Portugal related companies in preparation of bringing them to Pittsburgh as a potential base for US Operations. This is a cross-campus collaborations with Tepper, CIT, SCS/Project Olympus, and CTTEC. (2011 - 2011)
  • Swartz Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, Workshop Organizer, Part of DJC team organizing, running and speaking at Swartz Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (2011 - 2011)
  • CMU International Entrepreneurship - Portugal, Workshop Organizer, Organized and presented Entrepreneurship workshops at five (5) Portuguese Universities (Minho, Aviera, Coimbra, IST and Catolica) in conjunction with the CMU Portugal Program. This is a cross-campus collaborations with Tepper, CIT, SCS/Project Olympus, and CTTEC. (2011 - 2011)

Public Service

  • PowerUp Pittsburgh, Committee Member, Improve region's entrepreneurial ecosystem (2012 - )
  • Pittsburgh Equity Partners Advisory Board, Committee Member (2013 - 2013)
  • AlphaLab Classic Selection Committee, Committee Member (2013 - 2013)
  • LaunchCMU Pittsburgh - Research and Entrepreneurship Showcase, Program Organizer, CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2013 - 2013)
  • 40 Under 40 - Represent CMU for Alumni & Staff Awardees, Attendee, Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • AlphaLab Demo Day - Startup Graduation, Program Organizer (2013 - 2013)
  • CMU & Highmark Disruptive Healthcare Technologies Institute, Program Organizer, Disruptive Elevator Pitch Competition (2013 - 2013)
  • AlphaLab Gear Selection Committee, Committee Member, Evaluating and Choosing Entrants to Pennsylvania Startup Accelerator (2013 - 2013)
  • Carnegie Mellon/UPitt Meet Atlanta Leaders, Attendee, Meeting, Best Practices Collaboration (2013 - 2013)
  • Launch|CMU Silicon Valley - Research and Technology Showcase, Program Coordinator, Outreach to Silicon Valley VCs and CMU Alumni Entrepreneurs (2013 - 2013)
  • Steel City CodeFest - led by PowerUp Pittsburgh, Member, Regional Software Hackathon (2013 - 2013)
  • West Virginia University - onsite visit at WVU, Program Coordinator, Share Best Practice in Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (2013 - 2013)
  • General Electric - EVP of Innovation, Program Organizer, Connecting to CMU Research and Startups (2013 - 2013)
  • West Virginia University, Program Coordinator, Share Best Practice in Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (2013 - 2013)
  • Silicon Valley Trek - Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Program Organizer, Introduce Entrepreneurship Students to Entrepreneurs and VCs in Silicon Valley (2013 - 2013)
  • Intel Innovators Competition, Judge, Judging Entrepreneurial Projects (2011 - 2012)
  • Silicon Valley Trek - Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Program Organizer, Introduce Entrepreneurship Students to Entrepreneurs and VCs in Silicon Valley (2012 - 2012)
  • Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms, Introducing the Don Jones Center and Swartz Fellows Program to key Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms, Networking for Swartz Fellows Program (2011 - 2011)

Consulting

  • InnovationWorks (January 2011 - June 2013)