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

Don't Miss CMU's Exciting Lineup of Events!

Roboburgh, the Sequel is Next Week!

The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting another installment of LaunchCMU, a showcase of Carnegie Mellon technology startups and research on Friday, October 3 at 11:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Jared L. Cohon University Center's Rangos Ballroom.
Demos and poster sessions kick off the event in the first 90 minutes. The founders and creators of more than 20 startups will exhibit their work and products. The startups include Algorithmia, NetBeez, ComVibe, Emerald Therapeutics, Digital Dream Labs, IAM Robotics, Innovesca, Nebulus, Piecemaker Technologies Inc. and Romeo Delivers. Learn about the startups. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 29. 


CONNECTS: Dos & Donts of Student Business Teams

Friday, September 26, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 pm
CMU/Gates Hillman, 6115

Student teams are formed to work on business ideas as class projects or personal business ventures so getting your team set up properly in the beginning can avoid problems. Learn the basics about forming student teams from Kit Needham, Associate Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Project Olympus.

CONNECTS: The Lean Startup

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

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.

*NSF I-Corps Site Teams Required to Attend

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

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities


Maven Machines, an AlphaLab Gear startup, is creating a contextually aware personal assistant in your ear. The Maven is an intelligent, wireless earphone that connects to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth and contains sensors for heart-rate, GPS, infrared, and an accelerometer. The team at Maven is looking for an experienced engineer to take their product from concept through design, prototyping, and large scale manufacturing. The candidate must have an entrepreneurial mindset combined with the desire and ability to build a world-class R&D team. Contact Avishai Geller for more information.


The team at Emerald Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in Menlo Park, California, is looking to fill several positions to help develop their product at their Emerald Cloud Lab. The available positions include: Software Engineer, Software Engineer Intern, Scientific Developer and a Scientific Developer Intern.


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.

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