Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

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Upcoming Events:

CONNECTS: Refining Your Elevator Pitch

Friday, December 5
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Tepper, Room 145

*This is the last CONNECTS workshop offered to those participating in the McGinnis Venture Competition

This workshop will help you to perfect your elevator pitch, and more importantly, teach you how to effectively articulate your value proposition to prospective investors. Presented by Mel Pirchesky, founder and President of Eagle Ventures, this workshop is highly recommended for those applying to the McGinnis Venture Competition. Mel is a Pittsburgh entrepreneur and the go-to guy in the region for entrepreneurial coaching on elevator pitches. During Mel's career, he has raised over $90 million in equity solely from high net worth individuals. Come prepared to work on your elevator pitch during the workshop.

The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Works with its partners to serve the entire CMU community—departments, colleges, centers and campuses—to help bring research innovations and promising ideas to the global marketplace.

The center helps all entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the 'innovation ecosystem.'

Programs for the 2014-2015 academic year:

CONNECTS workshops

The Innovation Scholars Program for entrepreneurial undergraduates

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program for graduate students

The CMU I-Corps Site for selected entrepreneurial teams



McGinnis Venture Competition

Registration Opens Monday, December 1st!

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