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

Global Entrepreneurship Week at Carnegie Mellon

Celebrate the entrepreneurial and innovative culture at CMU during the annual 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.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2014 GEW.

2013 Events

11/18/13 Monday: Elevator Pitch Competition

11/19/13 Tuesday: Start Smart

11/20/13 Wednesday: Think Like An Angel

11/21/13 Thursday: Startup Job Fair

11/22/13 Friday: ISI SociaI Innovation Interactive Showcase


For questions please contact Sonya Ford


The 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week is sponsored by Velocity Street Ventures.

2013 Elevator Pitch Competiton Register

Date: Monday, November 18, 2013

Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: Simon Auditorium, Posner Hall

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 Register

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Location: NSH 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 Register

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 5:30PM-9:00PM

Location: Newell Simon Hall, CMU

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 hance 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 Blue Tree Allied Angels

Startup Job Fair

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 3:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Perlis Atrium, Newell Simon Hall, CMU 

Startup Job Fair Companies [.pdf]

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

Sign up to attend.

Brought to you by Pittsburgh Meetup and Project Olympus

ISI Interactive Showcase

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013

Time: Lunch 12:00PM, Showcase 4:30PM

•Social Entrepreneur Luncheon, Location: Hamburg Hall 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

Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Project Olympus

Don Jones Center at the Tepper School of Business

Institute for Social Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University (ISI)

EVC Club

UEA  (Undergarduate Association of Entrepreeurship)

Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC)

Pittsburgh Tech Meetup

Blue Tree Allied Angels

sponsored by

velocity street ventures

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2013 Organizing Committee


Bryn Raschke
Paul Chun


Shaweneil Campbel

EVC Club

Tanmay Sinha
Moises Morgenstern