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Events happening this week at the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CONNECTS: The Lean Startup

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 pm
Newell Simon Hall 3305

Presenter: Dave Mawhinney

Learn how to make your startup lean and efficient using entrepreneurial best practices. This workshop is led by Dave Mawhinney, Co-director of the CIE, Managing Director of the OFEF. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of mSpoke and has more than 20 years of experience starting companies.

Open to the entire CMU community.

*NSF I-Corps Site Teams Required to Attend

Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops

Inside-Out Commercialization Workshops for Faculty, Postdocs and Senior Graduate Students


Thursday, October 2, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University
Posner Hall, Room 227 (Lunch)/Posner Hall, Room 151 (Workshops)

Presenters: Patrick Pohlen & Ben Potter, Latham & Watkins LLP

These workshops are geared towards faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students.

11:30 am to 12:20 pm Posner Hall, Room 227 Informal Lunch Session
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Posner Hall, Room 151 Session 1: Company Formation
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Posner Hall, Room 151 Session 2: Financing

Techstars Sprint Accelerator Kansas City Recruiting Event at CMU

Thursday, October 2
5:00 pm, Networking; 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Techstars Presentation and Pitch Competition
CMU/Cohon University Center, Rangos

Join us for this exciting event featuring an elevator pitch competition and presentations by John Fein, Managing Director at Techstars, the renowned startup accelerator, and Doug Dresslaer, Program Manager for Outreach & Events at Sprint. Techstars provides seed funding, intensive mentorship and an amazing network of mentors and alumni.

The Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars is a three-month, immersive mentorship-driven startup accelerator with a focus on healthcare. With access to Sprint technologies, engineers and executives, along with the massive 3,000+ network of Techstars entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate partners, the accelerator helps startups build the future of mobile health. Applications open for the 2015 accelerator program.
Co-sponsored by the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the CMU Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

CONNECTS: Fundraising for Entrepreneurs

Friday, October 3
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Gates 4405

Presenter: Taylor Davidson

Join us for an in-depth conversation about the world of venture capital, entrepreneurship and startup fundraising. The event will be led by Taylor Davidson (@tdavidson), a 2004 Tepper alumnus and early-stage venture capitalist in NYC. Taylor recently co-curated a book called Creative Entrepreneurship, which curates the perspectives of leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. He will be covering how venture capital works and how entrepreneurs can navigate the ecosystem to raise venture capital, including how to create and present pitch decks and financial models.

Open to the entire CMU community.


A Technology Startup and Research Showcase

Roboburgh, the Sequel

Friday, October 3, 2014
Rangos Ballroom
Jared L. Cohon University Center
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 [map and directions]

LaunchCMU brings together the investment community, regional business leaders and CMU alumni.

Schedule of Events

all events will take place in the Rangos Ballroom, Jared L. Cohon University Center

Demo & Poster Session, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Showcase Talks, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reception & Demo & Poster Session (cont'd), 3:00 pm

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

NSF I-Corps Site

NSF I-Corps Site Kickoff

Wed, Oct 1, 2014



Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University
Jared L. Cohon University Center
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Fall 2014 CONNECTS workshops announced!


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