Director, Pitt Big Idea Center
Babs Carryer is the director of the Big Idea Center, Pitt’s hub for student entrepreneurship. Her role encompasses programs to encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship across campus to all students, post-docs, faculty, researchers and clinicians. Babs teaches the Benchtop to Bedside and Academic Entrepreneurship technology commercialization courses to researchers, clinicians and graduate students. Babs is a serial entrepreneur, writer and educator. She blogs about entrepreneurship on NewVenturist. Prior to Pitt, Babs taught entrepreneurship and managed entrepreneurial programs at Carnegie Mellon University.
Babs is President of Carryer Consulting, and has worked with hundreds of companies and startups to grow their businesses. Babs is also co-founder of LaunchCyte, with a portfolio of five companies which have commercialized university technologies. Babs has a Masters in Public Management from Heinz College at CMU and a BA from Mills College in CA.