William Kaigler

Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship

PHONE

412-268-4177

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 228C

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Entrepreneurship

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University (Entrepreneurship and Marketing) - MBA - 1997
West Virginia University - BSME - 1985

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Product Development

BIOGRAPHY

Will Kaigler, Carnegie Mellon University: Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business, Board of Advisors Idelic Inc., Vistage International Chair & Business Coach, Alpha Lab Mentor. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University faculty, Will is a serial entrepreneur, having started multiple technology companies including NewCare Solutions, a innovative sleep monitor that helps keep elderly residents living in assisted living and memory care safe by allowing the nurse to monitor their sleep and, by tracking key indicators, can predict changes in condition that lead to hosptalizations and medSage Technologies, a software company that developed the first patient management solution for the home healthcare industry. medSage was sold to Philips Electronics in 2011. Will actively invests in health-tech businesses and runs a commercial real estate investment concern. As managing director of WJK Enterprises, Will has also developed a business coaching and peer group practice in cooperation with Vistage International. Will is an advisory board member for Idelic Inc., a mentor for Alpha Lab and has served as an Executive-In-Residence at UPMC Enterprises working with UPMC to identify and develop new start up opportunities in healthcare. Will lives in Wexford, PA with his wife Julie and has three children and two step children. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University. Favorite fortune: "To be a success in business, be daring, be first, be different."

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Entrepshp Scientists (70420)
    2017 Section: A
  • Lean Entrepreneurship (45805)
    2017 Mini 1 Section: E
    2016 Mini 1 Section: E
  • The Business of Healthcare Innovations (45906)
    2017 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Entrepreneurship Computing Science (70421)
    2016 Section: A
William Kaigler