Dave Mawhinney

Managing Director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund at Carnegie Mellon University

Dave Mawhinney

Dave Mawhinney

Managing Director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund at Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University - The Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Tepper School of Business

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Primary Location

Fox Chapel, PA

Number of Boards

13

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Co-Founder at MS Wind Down, Inc.

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Founder at Bike Pittsburgh, Inc.

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Partner at Birchmere Ventures, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director of Software & Alphalab at Innovation Works, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Pittsburgh Equity Partners

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Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer at NewCare Solutions LLC

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Chief Investment Officer at Carnegie Mellon University

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Dean & Chief Executive Officer Qatar Campus at Carnegie Mellon University

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Provost & Chief Academic Officer at Carnegie Mellon University

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Former Chief Executive Officer/Director SEI at Carnegie Mellon University

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Dave Mawhinney
Managing Director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund at Carnegie Mellon University
Education
M.B.A. with Distinction
Class of 1990

The Tepper School of Business is a private business school located on Carnegie Mellon University’s 140-acre campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. The school consistently ranks highly among the top business schools in the U.S., as well as in a wide range of specializations, such as finance, entrepreneurship, operations management and information technology. The school offers degrees from the undergraduate through doctoral levels, in addition to executive education programs.

BS Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science
Class of 1986

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a public university in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA. The school opened its doors in 1875, it is the largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and is the commonwealth's fifth largest university. It is governed by a local Council of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

BS Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Career History
Executive-in-Residence
2009 - Prior

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) provides capital investments and customized company formation and business growth services to sciences enterprises in Southwestern Pennsylvania. They support biosciences companies with promising innovations in the following areas: biotechnology services/tools, diagnostics, healthcare information technology, medical devices and therapeutics. PLSG strives to increase sustainable growth of Southwestern Pennsylvania's life sciences economy by accelerating research and technology commercialization with seed and early-stage companies. They connect investors with their portfolio companies, expanding established life sciences ventures and relocate biomedical companies to Pennsylvania.

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
2002 - Current

MS Wind Down, Inc. provides personalization solutions for web content, advertising and product recommendations. The company was founded by Dean Thompson, Sean Ammirati and Dave Mawhinney in June 2006 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Managing Director, Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund
Current

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

SnapRetail LLC operates as a online marketing solutions for small business owners. It offers responsive websites, e-commerce, email marketing, and social media. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Advisor
Current

Blastpoint, Inc. builds software that reveals the data by using maps and intuitive interaction design. The company was founded by Alison Alvazrez and Tomer Borenstein and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Pittsburgh Equity Partners (PEP) specializes in seed and early-stage investments in high-growth information technology and life sciences companies located primarily in Southwestern Pennsylvania. They are interested in companies that are involved in the technology industry, including information technology, advanced manufacturing technology, life sciences technology, nanotechnology, material sciences, Internet, media, medical technology, life sciences and advanced software. The firm also considers investments in companies that are involved in non-technology and services industries. PEP targets investments in companies that are past the development stage. Investments range up to a maximum of $10 million over the life of an investment prior to an exit.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

To provide philanthropic support to Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Member-Advisory Board, Alpha Lab
Current

Innovation Works invests in seed and early-stage technology companies in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. They look for companies with a strong market outlook, solid prospects for full scale commercialization and the likelihood to attract follow-on funding. Companies must be located in, or agree to relocate to, Southwestern Pennsylvania. They must also offer substantial potential for future growth through the development of an innovative technology, or innovative application of a technology, in industries such as computer software and hardware, communications, robotics, advanced manufacturing or biotechnology.

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MS Wind Down, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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MS Wind Down, Inc. provides personalization solutions for web content, advertising and product recommendations. The company was founded by Dean Thompson, Sean Ammirati and Dave Mawhinney in June 2006 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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