Carla Pavone, PhD
Dr. Pavone facilitates deep technology commercialization and entrepreneurship by leading educational and coaching programs for technology entrepreneurs as well as STEM students, post-docs, research staff and faculty. She also teaches entrepreneurship and strategy courses at the MBA level. She has had three careers: in magazine and software publishing (primarily at start-ups), in financial services (mainly leading internal corporate start-ups and turnarounds) and in academia.
At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Pavone led MIN-Corps, educating thousands of researchers on technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, many of whom went on to become successful entrepreneurs raising tens of millions in commercialization research grants and equity. She also was a co-PI of the NSF Great Lakes I-Corps Hub, co-associate director - Innovation Ecosystem for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, and senior personnel - Innovation Pillar for the ATP-Bio NSF Engineering Research Center.
Dr. Pavone has a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a PhD in business administration from the Carlson School of Management.