Carla Pavone


Carla Pavone is the Associate Director of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship and leads MIN-Corps, which facilitates technology commercialization across the U of Minnesota through seminars, courses and coaching. She also teaches entrepreneurship, strategy and leadership courses at the Carlson School of Management. Academia is Carla's third career. She started out in publishing and pc software startups, then was an executive in the financial services industry, where she led corporate internal startups and turnarounds. She later went back to school for her PhD, with a focus on entrepreneurship and venture capital decision making.

Carla also serves on the board of Social Venture Partners - Minnesota, which supports Twin Cities social ventures that focus on at-risk youth. As an SVP partner, she is currently helping Reve Academy, where North Minneapolis high school students learn digital skills and run a web design business.

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