Events and Opportunities-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University


CONNECTS: How to Evaluate My Startup Idea

Date: Friday, September 12
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Location: Gates 4405

Have lots of ideas but don’t know which one to pursue? This workshop will provide the steps needed to narrow the list and help you determine which ideas are a good use of your time.

Our CONNECTS series enhances the experiential education of any individual interested in starting a company. Tailored mainly for students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization, the workshops run throughout the academic year. Teams looking for talent and talent looking for teams can CONNECT at these events.

Bridges to Bio Networking Event

Date: Monday, September 15
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Wigle Whiskey (Northside location), 1055 Spring Garden Ave.

Meet the entrepreneurs, technical experts and investors who help bring biomedical innovations to patients at the Bridges to Bio networking reception. This event brings students and faculty to Pittsburgh's biotech community. Opening remarks will be given by Alan West, President and CEO of Carmell Therapeutics. Come ready to mingle!

CMU Startup Tour

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Applications due today!

Sign up today for the Startup Tour, a one-day event hosted by Scotty Labs  and Project Olympus, during which you get a unique peek into a few of Pittsburgh’s diverse startups. Startups will show off their products and offices, and share details about their personal journeys. As an added bonus, we offer an optional resume drop for startups looking for interns or full-time employees! We will be visiting AlphaLab, a startup accelerator focusing on software, and Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company.

TALK: Study Abroad in Budapest Featuring Gabor Bojar, Founder of AIT (For CMU CS Majors)

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 (See flyer for more information)
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Gates 6501

Attention CMU Computer Science majors! Gabor Bojar, founder of Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) Budapest and IT Entrepreneur, will be here to discuss this exciting program geared towards computer science and engineering majors. Gabor has a background in computer science, software engineering and computational biology.

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities


They are currently seeking developer interns. Experience in HTML5/CSS3, Javascript (preferably Node.js), NoSQL databases, cross-platform mobile web apps, and iOS development is required. Interested applicants should email


NetBeez is a Pittsburgh-based startup with a revolutionary network monitoring solution that detects network and application performance from the end user perspective. NetBeez is looking for a part-time marketing associate to assist in the development and implementation of the company’s marketing strategy.


This is a great opportunity to work with a Tony Award Winning Designer from CMU on an Innovative Lighting Product for online communication. If you have marketing, sales and market research experience and are able to put together a Kickstarter video and promote it, then this opportunity may be for you. The product is currently being built. Contact Dave Mawhinney with your interest and experience.


A Pittsburgh-based sports tech startup is looking for an iOS developer to work on the second version of an app that will help young basketball players. This app will provide dynamic, constantly changing basketball specific workouts for young athletes, gamifying personal training while providing analytical feedback. If interested, contact James Marschner.

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