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Craig Markovitz

Entrepreneur In Residence and Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University

Craig Markovitz is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor for undergraduate and graduate level courses with responsibility for course creation and delivery, student interaction, and support. In addition, he serves as an Entrepreneur In Residence in the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship where he participates in University wide entrepreneurial activities, programs and initiatives. In this role Markovitz serves as a mentor to students, faculty, staff, alumni, CMU companies and friends of the University to increase the probability of success for all CMU related entrepreneurial activities.

Markovitz is a proven business leader with 25 years of operations, management, finance, technology transfer, leadership and start up experience. He has started several companies and managed to multiple successful exits generating over $300 million in shareholder value.

From 2003 to 2016, Markovitz served as co-founder and President/CEO of Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company focused on improving the state of patient care through advancing technology and capabilities of surgical instrumentation. Blue Belt was launched as a spin off from Carnegie Mellon University, and eventually acquired by Smith and Nephew. 

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