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2017 Alumni Awards - David Mawhinney

Biography

Tepper School of Business
Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship Executive Director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship

PHONE

412-268-6356

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 228D

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Entrepreneurship

EDUCATION

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

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Commercialization

BIOGRAPHY

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.

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)
  • Art and Ron Gabriel - Former owners of Gabriel Brothers, Potential Donor Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • CIT Prof. Jeff Hansen''s Product Development Course, Guest Speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • Undergraduate Entrepreneurs Association Elevator Pitch Competition, Case Competition, Judge (2013 - 2013)
  • Dan Wallace - Conversion Capital, Potential Donor Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • Tony Berkman - Majestic Research, Potential Donor Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • Dmitrios Topalzas, Potential Donor Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • Will Lee - Rosemount Capital, Potential Donor Meeting (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)
  • Andrew Carnegie Society Ceihla Breakfast Honoring Members, Potential Donor Meeting (2013 - 2013)
  • Jerry & Alicia McGinnis - Cultivation of gift to CMU CIE, Potential Donor Meeting (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)
  • Met with Silicon Valley-based alumni to increase connections to CMU, Potential Donor Meeting (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)
  • Silicon Valley - Met with Potential Sponsors for Inaugural Launch|CMU event, Potential Donor Meeting (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)
  • Don Jones, Potential Donor Meeting, Re-engaging with Don Jones after his brothers death. Discussion of the combined Don Jones Center/Project Olympus.
  • 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
  • Don Jones, Jerry McGinnis, Lenore Blum, Potential Donor Meeting, Introduce Don Jones and Jerry McGinnis to the concept of a joint Don Jones Center with Project Olympus.
  • Don Jones, Jerry McGinnis, Potential Donor Meeting, First meeting with Don Jones and Jerry McGinnis to explore their support of a combined Don Jones Center and Project Olympus.
  • 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)
  • Alicia McGinnis, Managing Director, Audrey''s Kitchen LP, Potential Donor Meeting, Alicia McGinnis is Jerry McGinnis'' daughter and is running the family investment business. Introducing her to the Don Jones Center and its programs
  • Done Jones, Bob Dammon, Potential Donor Meeting, Introduction of Don Jones to Bob Dammon. Exploring Don Jones new support of the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Bill Seibel, CEO & Founder, Mobiquity, Potential Donor Meeting, Dinner with Bill Seibel to engage him at the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Swartz Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, Workshop Organizer, Part of DJC team organizing, running and speaking at Swartz Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (2011 - 2011)
  • Jerry McGinnis, Potential Donor Meeting, Meeting with Jerry McGinnis to explain my new role at the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. Begin to build relationship.
  • 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)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Designing Leading a Business Pittsburgh CAP- (45909) 2016 Section: A

  • New Venture Creation (70416) 2016 Section: A

  • Designing and Leading a Business-Special Section (45994) 2016 Mini 3 Section: A

  • Entrepreneurship for High Growth Companies (45805) 2016 Mini 3 Section: A
    2015 Mini 3 Section: A
    2014 Mini 1 Section: A
    2014 Mini 3 Section: A
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A

  • Entrepshp For Engrs (70414) 2015 Section: A

  • Entrepshp Scientists (70420) 2015 Section: A

  • Entrepreneurship For High Growth Companies (45805) 2015 Mini 1 Section: A
    2015 Mini 5 Section: M

  • Marketing For Entrepreneurship (45908) 2015 Mini 2 Section: E

  • NEW VENTURE CREATION (70416) 2015 Section: A
    2014 Section: A
    2013 Section: A

  • ENTREPSHP FOR ENGRS (70414) 2014 Section: A

  • ENTREPSHP SCIENTISTS (70420) 2014 Section: A
    2013 Section: A
    2012 Section: A

  • Marketing for Entrepreneurship (45908) 2014 Mini 2 Section: E
    2014 Mini 3 Section: E
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A

  • (A) Designing and Leading a Business CAP-S (45909) 2014 Mini 3 Section: A

  • (B) Designing and Leading a Business SV (45909) 2014 Mini 4 Section: A

  • TECH BASED ENTREPSHP (70414) 2013 Section: A

  • Designing and Leading a Business CAP-S (45909) 2013 Section: A

  • INTRO ENTREPRENRSHIP (70415) 2012 Section: A

  • Entrepreneural Thought and Action (45881) 2012 Mini 3 Section: A
    2011 Mini 3 Section: A

  • Entrepreneurship for Scientists (MCS) (70420) 2011 Section: A
    2010 Section: A

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