Global Entrepreneurship Week-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Global Entrepreneurship Week @ Carnegie Mellon

November 17-21, 2014

Celebrate the entrepreneurial and innovative culture at Carnegie Mellon University during Global Entrepreneurship Week! Be a part of the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life.

2014 Events

Drive CapitalOffice Hours with Drive Capital

Monday, November 17
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Gates Hillman Center, Room 6501
Register

Audience: Open to the CMU community.

To kick off GEW, Drive Capital and the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host office hours on campus. Find out more about Drive Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in innovative technology, healthcare and consumer companies. Drive is an investor in CMU startup, No Wait.

Sponsored by Drive Capital and the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Fireside Chat Featuring Chris Olsen, Drive Capital and Andy Jenks, Formation Data Capital

Monday, November 17
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Gates Hillman Center, Rashid Auditorium
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Audience: Open to the CMU community.

Join us for a special fireside chat featuring Chris Olsen, founder at Drive Capital, and Andy Jenks, cofounder and COO at Formation Data Systems. Drive Capital is a new Venture Capital firm that invests in innovative technology, healthcare, and consumer companies in the Midwest. The firm is also an investor in the CMU startup, No Wait. Formation Data Systems focuses on helping IT organizations realize the transformative benefits of modern computing technology by revolutionizing how data is stored, managed, and delivered. Find out more about Chris and Andy. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by Drive Capital and the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


UEAElevator Pitch Competition

Monday, November 17
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Gates Hillman Center., Rashid Auditorium
Apply to pitch
Register to attend

Audience: Open to the CMU community.

Pitch your entrepreneurial ideas in 60 seconds to a panel of judges consisting of Chris Olsen and Mark Kvamme, founding partners at Drive Capital and Dave Mawhinney, co-director of the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Apply for a chance to win $300 in prizes and receive valuable feedback on the delivery and content of your pitch. Members of the audience will vote for their favorite pitch.  

Brought to you by the Tepper Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Club


Start Smart: How to Conduct Patent Research Workshop

Tuesday, November 18
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Gates 4405
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Audience: Open to the CMU and Pittsburgh community.

Do you have an invention or product that you think can be patented? Bring your laptop to this session to learn how to research whether there are other patents similar to your invention and get tips on how you can describe your invention to avoid infringing on other patents.

Presented by Mike Lazzara from K&L Gates.


GECThink Like an Angel

Wednesday, November 19
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
CMU/Newell Simon Hall, Room 3305
Register

Audience: Open to the CMU community.

Modeled after VCIC , Think Like an Angel is a unique twist on the formula. Through this extremely popular annual event, you get an opportunity to act as angel investors, interact with real startups and receive feedback from real angel investors. This campus-wide event allows you to work with a cross-campus team, and gives you a chance to win prizes worth $500!  Selection is on a first-come, first-serve bases, so if interested sign up now!

Sponsored by the CMU Graduate Entrepreneurship Club  


Startup Job Fair

Thursday, November 20
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
CMU/Newell Simon, Perlis Atrium
Startups apply by November 13 ($30 fee)
Register to attend

Audience: Open to the CMU community.

This annual event is presented by Project Olympus and the Pittsburgh Tech Meetup, brings over 30 startups together with over 300 qualified applicants looking for full-time, part time, paid and unpaid internship, project and permanent positions at local startups.

Sponsored by AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear


Christian SchornichSocial Entrepreneur Talk Featuring Christian Schornich, United Nations

Friday, November 21
12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
CMU/Hamburg Hall, Room 1000

Audience: Open to the CMU and Pittsburgh community.

Join the Institute for Social Innovation for an informative talk given by Christian Schornich, consultant with the United Nations.
Lunch will be provided. Registration not required.

Sponsored by the CMU Institute for Social Innovation


THANK YOU

The 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week @ CMU is sponsored by Drive Capital, BlueTree Allied Angels, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear.


2014 GEW Organizers


Contact

For questions, please contact Sonya Ford




2013 Schedule

Elevator Pitch Competition

Monday, November 18, 2013
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Posner Hall, Simon Auditorium

Pitch your entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of Carnegie Mellon entrepreneurship professors, which this year consists of Dave Mawhinney, Bill Courtright and Robert Culbertson. Apply for the chance to win $300 in prizes and receive valuable feedback on the delivery and content of your pitch. Members of the audience will vote for their favorite pitch - the audience award.

Brought to you by the UEA (Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association)


Start Smart: Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property Seminar

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Newell Simon Hall, Room 3305

•How to protect your company's IP
•How not to infringe on another's IP
•How to handle IP created by your employee, including non-compete clauses
•Which to use: copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets
•First to file vs First to invent: changes in US patent law

Brought to you by Project Olympus & The Innovation Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh


Think Like An Angel

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Newell Simon Hall

Modeled after VCIC , Think Like an Angel is a unique twist on its formula. During this extremely popular annual event, you get an opportunity to act as an angel investor, interact with actual startups and receive feedback from real angel investors. Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at CMU, this campus-wide event allows you the chance to work with a cross-campus team. Prizes total $500!

Selection is on first-come, first-served basis, so sign up!

Brought to you by the EVC Club and BlueTree Allied Angels


Startup Job Fair

Thursday, November 21, 2013
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Newell Simon Hall, Perlis Atrium

More than 30 startups looking for full-time, part-time, interns, co-founders...in software dev, design, marketing, bus development... will be gathered in one place to recruit talent. Free and open to all in the region.

Brought to you by Pittsburgh Meetup and Project Olympus

ISI Interactive Showcase

Friday, November 22, 2013
Lunch* 12:00 pm, Showcase 4:30 pm
*Social Entrepreneur Luncheon, Hamburg Hall, Room 1000

Come join the Institute for Social Innovation's Social Entrepreneur Luncheon and engage with budding social innovators who will be presenting their ventures.

Interactive Social Innovation Showcase, Location: Hamburg Hall Foyer

Come join the Institute for Social Innovation's Interactive Social Innovation Showcase, where you will have the opportunity to engage with various technologies.

Brought to you by the Institute of Social Innovation at Carnegie Mellon


2013 GEW Organizers

sponsored by

Drive Capital




BlueTree Allied Angels







AlphaLab




AlphaLab Gear


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