Robert F. Culbertson (R.F.) is CEO of VentureBeginnings/GetABBY, a Pittsburgh based incubator and software company, and an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he is a proponent of Experiential Entrepreneurship. In 1998, R.F. founded “The Apprentice” as a class at CMU; it later became the TV show. Previously, he was founder of LeaseTek, Inc., (now CFS Americas, Inc.), a Pittsburgh-based company that grew into the world’s largest supplier of fixed-asset based management and accounting software. Before that, he founded a transportation company that was sold to its employees and co-founded a publishing company that was sold to its largest advertiser. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering and an M.S.I.A from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration — all from CMU.