Arthur A. Boni, PhD

John R. Thorne Professor
of Entrepreneurship, Emeritus

Arthur A. Boni, PhD has been the John R. Thorne Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Deputy Director of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University since 2003.  He teaches undergraduates, MBAs and executives in emerging companies.  His teaching interests include entrepreneurship, commercializing technology and biotechnology, corporate innovation, and venture capital. He also in the Executive Director of the McGinnis Venture Competition, the only international MBA-level new venture competition focused exclusively on entrepreneurs who are commercializing technology and biotechnology through startups.

Dr. Boni has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur in technology and life science companies in San Diego, CA and Boston, MA.  His entrepreneurial career started as a senior level entrepreneur with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  His tenure started at a revenue level of approximately $5 million and he exited as a Sr. Vice President with the company at the $600 million level. SAIC is currently a $6 billion technology conglomerate and the country’s largest employee owned technology-company.  He then founded and served as CEO of a technology incubator, and four companies that focused on minimally invasive medical devices, life science software, pharmaceutical therapeutic development, and electro-optic process monitoring and control.

Dr. Boni also founded and managed the Office of Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh where he managed the commercialization of technologies for the university and its medical school including IP, licensing and company formation. Dr. Boni was also a founding partner of Saturn Life Science Partners LLC, a venture capital organization.  Dr. Boni’s educational background includes a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, MS from the University of Southern California, and a Ph. D. from the University of California, San Diego.  He also taught in the Department of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University and has over 80 open literature publications.