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Tepper Alumnus Launches New Location-based Services Startup

Never forget where you've been! That's the concept behind Kedar Benegal's (TPR '02) new startup, KeepTrax. The VC-backed business recently launched a Beta iOS app to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform. Once downloaded, KeepTrax will automatically record all “relevant” locations that you visit including name, address, arrival time, departure time, duration, and any photos taken during the visit.

CMU Alumnus Startup Algorithmia Featured in Wired

Co-founded by CMU alumnus Diego M. Oppenheimer, Algorithmia offers access to algorithms through an online service. The idea is to give algorithm creators the chance to have their work used in the real world and to get paid for it. Read the full story.

CMU's Rebecca Gilbert Releases New Book on Eating Vegan

Rebecca Gilbert of CMU's University Advancement department and founder of Yummy Plants, a vegan lifestyle website, recently launched her first book, It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan: Yummy Plants 101 at the Stephen Foster Community Center in Lawrenceville. Read the press release.

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program is taking applications for this year's cohort. Open to all incoming and current graduate students at the Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses.

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The goal of Algorithmia is to give developers the ability to turn algorithms into scalable web services with a single click. Application developers can then integrate the algorithm into their own applications. There are several job openings for developers at Algorithmia. If interested, apply here. CMU alumni preferred.


The team at Naturi, a local organic greek yogurt company is seeking to raise $15,000 to fund their first batch of products. Join the Kickstarter campaign by Sunday, August 17, and be a part of Naturi's delicious future.


Pittsburgh-based social venture, GTECH, was originally conceived and launched from CMU's Heinz College. It has become a nationally-recognized leader in sustainable, innovative community and economic development. GTECH has launched a new initiative, the Applied Innovation Fellowship, which combines opportunities for direct community impact and social venture development. All incoming Heinz students are invited to apply by August 29. 

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