Michael Goldberg is an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose teaching
is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance. Goldberg is an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western
Reserve University. Goldberg’s massive open online course (MOOC) called Beyond Silicon Valley:
Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies, has attracted over 100,000 students from 190
countries and has been translated into 13 languages. Goldberg spoke about the impact of his MOOC at
TEDxHeraklion in Crete (February 2015) and TEDxFulbright in Santa Monica (September 2015).
Goldberg co-founded the Bridge Investment Fund, a venture capital fund focused on investing in Israeli
medical device companies that have synergies with the leading health care industries and institutions in
Goldberg was the Director of International Business Development for America Online, responsible for
structuring and negotiating international partnerships in Asia, including AOL’s joint venture with
Lenovo to develop interactive services for the China market. Goldberg spent several years in South
Africa working for the National Democratic Institute, designing and implementing voter education
programs for South Africa’s historic first democratic election in 1994. Goldberg also worked for
Microsoft and the International Management Group (IMG).
Goldberg has deep experience teaching entrepreneurship in international markets. He was awarded
Fulbright fellowships to teach entrepreneurship at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam
(2012) and at the Polytechnic in Windhoek, Namibia (2015). Goldberg has also taught courses on
entrepreneurial management and finance at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey and the ALBA
Graduate School of Business in Athens, Greece. He has conducted seminars on behalf of the US
Department of State on entrepreneurship in Botswana, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece,
Laos, Macedonia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, Spain, Tunisia, Vietnam, Zambia and
Goldberg is active in the entrepreneurship community in Cleveland, serving as a mentor to entrepreneurs
through Jumpstart and FlashStarts. He has appeared as a frequent guest panelist on MSNBC’s “Your
Business” and written on international entrepreneurship for CNBC, Entrepreneur.com and The
Goldberg earned a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at
Princeton University, MA in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies
(SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of
MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1999
MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
BA, Princeton University, 1992
Recent Courses and Syllabi
Design in Management: Concept and Practices
Design Thinking in Management
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Academic and Professional Activities
Committee Member, ThinkForum Advisory Committee, 2015 - Present
Faculty Advisor, CWRU Chapter, Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund, 2014 - Present
Faculty Advisor, IDEA Club, 2014 - Present
Board Member, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, 2013 - Present
Board Member, Cleveland Leadership Center, 2010 - Present
Board Member, Citizens Academy, 2006 - Present
Speaker, TEDxFulbright (Santa Monica, CA), (2015).
Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, Namibia , (2015).
Speaker, TEDxHeraklion (Heraklion, Crete), (2015).
Fulbright Scholar Award, Vietnam , (2012).
US-Japan Leadership Program Fellow , (2008).
40 Under 40 , Crain's Cleveland Business. (2007).
Leadership Cleveland , (2007).
German Marshall Fund American Marshall Memorial Fellow , (2005).
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Scale Up: Bring your Business to the Next Level
Entrepreneurship & Networking Night with Professor Michael Goldberg from Case Western Reserve University.
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