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


CONNECTS: Making Things Here

Date: Monday, February 5, 2016
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall, 3305

For the last decade, investors, media and those who follow technology have been focused almost entirely on software. More recently, the buzz has shifted to hardware and manufactured products. Learn why CMU entrepreneurs are positioned to take advantage of the renewed interest in physical products from presenter Ilana Diamond, Managing Director, AlphaLab Gear.

INFORMATION SESSION: Venture for America Fellowship
*For college juniors, seniors and recent grads

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: Tepper School of Business, Posner Hall, 151

Learn about the two-year fellowship and how to apply for Venture for America, a nonprofit program that places its fellows at startups in emerging cities, and how it prepares you to become a successful entrepreneur. Hear from CMU alumnus and current VFA Fellow Dennis Shih, who will share his experience with working at a startup while in the program.

*Lunch will be provided.

CONNECTS: The Lean Startup

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall, 3305

The Lean Startup is a technical approach to generating and managing startups, helping to get an anticipated product or service into the hands of customers faster. Learn how to make your startup lean and efficient using entrepreneurial best practices in this seminar led by the CMU CIE's founding co-director, Dave Mawhinney.


All office hours take place at Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, phone (412) 268-2560

Office Hours with CIE Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 9 am-12 pm

Completed your MVP and looking for what to do next? Startups are about growth. Get real-world coaching on reaching your next startup milestone with CMU alumnus and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Robb Myer. Email to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Hardware Design Consulting for Startups

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 12-1 pm

Need help designing the hardware for your startup? Get advice from Ramsay Hartley of Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products and services. Arrow specializes in IoT, semiconductors (passives, capacitors, electromechanical and connectors) and power supplies for all applications. Contact to schedule an appointment.

Intellectual Property Advice and Strategy

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Commercializing a new idea or product? Introducing a new brand or service to the market? Find out how to protect your ideas, products, brands or services from competitors and learn the right IP legal strategies to help decrease these risks from Chip Dougherty, Beck & Thomas, P.C. Contact to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Legal Office Hours

Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 3-5 pm

Need help with a legal question regarding your startup? Lawyers from Saul Ewing, LLP will hold free office hours for the CMU startup community. Contact to schedule a half-hour appointment.


Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) Office Hours

Have a research innovation you'd like to commercialize? Licensing managers at CTTEC hold office hours around campus. Check the schedule for locations and times.

Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Office Hours

Are you a female entrepreneur seeking guidance for your idea? The Chatham CWE conducts office hours on Mondays from 12-2 pm. Call 412-365-1253 or send an email to
to schedule an appointment.



For Current Sophomores/Rising Juniors

The selective Undergraduate Innovation Scholars program fosters innovation and entrepreneurship and seeks to increase the number of successful startup companies initiated by or involving CMU undergraduates. Scholars complete a two-year program integrating academic coursework, work experience at a startup company, networking and mentorship.

Find out more. Contact or with questions. Apply now.


The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition, will take place during CMU's Energy Week, March 14-18, 2016. The competition aims to catalyze clean energy technology startups, support training and educational opportunities and create a sustained and diverse community to support student entrepreneurs who are focused on clean energy in the Allegheny Region and beyond. The winning team will receive $50K. Final pitch submissions are due on February 8, 2016.


EEme, an energy analytics platform that leverages big data to produce energy efficiency insights for the home, is looking for summer interns to lead its product development and scalable, cloud-based analytics efforts. The following positions are available:

• Web Stack Engineer (Ruby on Rails Genius)
• Cloud Stack Engineer (Docker Ninja)

Requirements include a Master's degree in computer science-related discipline, excellent communication skills and experience with software development and database design. Compensation is based on experience and growth potential. Send inquiries to


Help change the publishing landscape for an enhanced e-books startup as a technical cofounder and software engineer. The candidate will work closely with another engineer and a product designer to understand the user flow and develop the features. Experience with web applications is a plus. Send your resume to by February 12, 2016.


Sephora's new Accelerator program, helping female beauty entrepreneurs with their ventures, will select 10 startups for its new round. Each startup will receive $2,500, a bootcamp at Sephora's headquarters in San Francisco and participate in a demo day in August. Find out more.


Interested in working for a startup? Apply for job or internship opportunities from startups that are working with Pittsburgh's Innovation Works, AlphaLab or AlphaLab Gear.


Looking for office space for your startup? Professional suites suitable for entrepreneurs and other types of businesses are available in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Find out more.

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