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Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Named for Tinkham Veale II, a Case Institute of Technology graduate, successful businessman and a model for entrepreneurs, the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, located on the top floors of Case Western Reserve’s nationally renowned Sears think[box], is the university’s hub for entrepreneurial activity.

About Tinkham Veale II

Tinkham Veale II (CIT ’37) was a businessman, philanthropist and lifelong supporter of the entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout his career and beyond, he used his extraordinary business success to give back to his community, his alma mater, and hundreds of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Our Mission 

The Veale Institute enhances the entrepreneurial environment at Case Western Reserve University by catalyzing entrepreneurial ideas through education and training, accelerating venture creation, and connecting people in a transformative way.


Michael Goldberg, Executive Director

Michael Goldberg, the inaugural executive director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship,  is an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose teaching is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance. 

Todd Schwarzinger, Chief Commercialization Officer

Todd Schwarzinger is also a health care venture partner with Refinery Ventures. He has more than 16 years of investment banking, investing and consulting experience with health care and life-sciences companies.