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Mitchell B. Weiss

Richard L. Menschel Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
Chair, MBA Required Curriculum


Mitch Weiss is the Richard L. Menschel Professor of Management Practice in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. He created and teaches the school’s course on Public Entrepreneurship. He also chairs the first year of the school’s MBA program. He is also the creator of the “Storrowed” generative AI exercise and has helped thousands of educators and public officials evaluate the implications of AI in their work. He has twice been honored with the Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching and is a Greenhill Award recipient. He helped build the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School and is a senior advisor to the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Mitch’s work and the Public Entrepreneurship course has been referenced in The Wall Street JournalCNBC, and POLITICO, among other outlets. He is the author of We the Possibility from Harvard Business Review Press (2021). Mitch has been named one of the 100 most influential academics in government.

Prior to joining HBS in 2014, Mitch was Chief of Staff and a partner to Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino. Mitch helped shape New Urban Mechanics, Boston’s municipal innovation strategy, and make it a model for peer-produced government and change. He also championed Boston’s Innovation District as a regional platform for entrepreneurship and growth. He led speechwriting for the Mayor’s Inaugural and State of the City addresses. In April 2013, he guided the Mayor’s Office response to the Marathon Bombings and played a key role in starting One Fund Boston.

Mitch holds an A.B. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a George Baker Scholar.

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