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John C. Weiss III, M.B.A.

Senior Lecturer
Executive-in-Residence for Finance

Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 543
Phone: 410.837.4998


  • M.B.A., Loyola University Maryland
  • Certificate, Leadership Maryland
  • Certificate, GBC LEADERship Program
  • Graduate Certificate, American Institute of Banking
  • Graduate Certificate, Harvard University
  • B.S., Towson University
  • Bio

    Professor Weiss is a Senior Lecturer with a vast amount of venture capital industry experience and passion for social entrepreneurship. His professional experience includes founding and co-founding several organizations and businesses, served in their leadership positions and successfully leading one of those firms company through a public stock offering and listing on the NASDAQ. Weiss has also raised and managed in excess of $125 million for several venture capital funds, growth businesses and non-profit organizations.He sits on several local boards including Chesapeake Business Finance Corp, Baltimore Clayworks, UniversitySystem of Maryland Foundation, Engineering Society of Baltimore, St. Agnes Hospital Foundation, and the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

  • Research Interests

  • Teaching Interests

    Entrepreneurship, finance, venture capital, design strategy, nonprofits and social enterprise.

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Mersha, T., Nielsen, C., Sriram, V., & Weiss, J. C. (2014). Transforming Peoples Lives: The Vehicles for Change Story. Case Research Journal. 34(1), 139-156.

    Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Weiss, John C(Principal), "Ratcliffe Entrepreneur Fellows" Sponsored by Ratcliffe Foundation, The University of Baltimore, $504000. (2018 - 2023).

    Weiss, John Carroll, "Ratcliffe EFellows" Sponsored by Ratcliffe Foundation, Local, $50000. (2015 - 2017).

    Weiss, John Carroll, "Fund for Excellence" Sponsored by UB, The University of Baltimore, $12500. (2015 - 2016).