Partner, Birchmere Ventures; Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
Mr. Ammirati is a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. He started and sold three software and media startups over a dozen years, including LinkedIn’s first acquisition mSpoke where he was CEO & Co-Founder. Currently, he is a partner at Birchmere Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Palo Alto, CA. Birchmere’s companies have achieved a cumulative market valuation of $15 billion. Mr. Ammirati teaches entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.
Founder, Echo Strategies
Mr. Musante has more than 25 years of experience in organizational culture and leadership development, marketing, and business intelligence. He specializes in innovation culture design, product development, and performance measurement. In 1991, he founded Echo Strategies, a business consultancy with an innovative edge that links research, technology, and coaching. For the past four years, Mr. Musante has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to host the Culture of Innovation Collaborative Forum, in which several of the region’s largest companies regularly discuss innovation, creativity, and culture. Mr. Musante is a lecturer on marketing at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
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