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Donna Levin, Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at WPI and Co-Founder of to Speak at Bay Path’s Annual Innovative Thinking & Entrepreneurship Lecture

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Longmeadow, MA—Donna Levin, executive director of innovation and entrepreneurship at WPI and co-founder of, will deliver the 2019 Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture at Bay Path University. The event will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the Blake Student Commons on the Longmeadow campus. There will be a networking continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 am, with the Lecture to follow at 8:15 am. This event is free and open to the public.

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Donna Levin is a seasoned entrepreneur. She was the co-founder of, the world’s leading online destination for helping families find and manage family care with over 32 million members across 20 countries. During Donna’s tenure at, she played key roles in building and leading high performing teams, and scaling the company through five rounds of funding to IPO. Donna was also VP of Operations at Upromise, an online service that helps families save for college, that was acquired by Sallie Mae.

Levin is committed to helping bring big ideas to life. She has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at MIT and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. At present, Donna 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. As a passionate advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship, she advises several early-stage start-ups and has mentored teams at MassChallenge, TechStars, Smarter-In-The-City, and Project Entrepreneur. She serves on the boards of directors of WBUR Boston, Zero to Three, Partners Community Physicians Organization and the Mass Technology Leadership Council. Donna received a BA from Emerson College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Donna Levin joins a long list of past speakers for the Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture including Michelle Wirth, co-owner of Mercedes-Benz of Springfield; Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors; Sue Morelli, chief executive officer and president of Au Bon Pain; and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, among others.

The Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture is sponsored by Strategic Alliances and the Advisory Council at Bay Path University.

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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 30 graduate programs for women and men; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.