Donna Levin is WPI's first executive director of innovation and entrepreneurship. She is responsible for the university's Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem—her work aligns entrepreneurial activities across campus and disciplines and further stimulates innovation among the university community as a whole.
Prior to joining WPI, she was an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was founding manager of the Entrepreneurship Internship program and oversaw the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track at MIT Sloan. She was also the co-founder of Care.com, vice president of operations for UPromise, and an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years.
As a passionate advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship, she advises several early stage start-ups; has mentored teams at MassChallenge, TechStars, SmarterInTheCity, and Project Entrepreneur. She serves on the boards of directors of WBUR Boston, Zero to Three, and Partners Community Physicians Organization.
Levin received a BA from Emerson College and an Executive MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.