McGinnis Venture Competition:
DEADLINE MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
>Win $60k of investments
>Interact with alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
The McGinnis Venture Competition
is a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University’s global community of student entrepreneurs, bringing together student entrepreneurs at CMU to compete for $60k of investments. All participants receive valuable feedback on their ventures and an opportunity to raise capital.
This multi-round competition begins with two virtual rounds, and culminates in a final live-round celebration in Pittsburgh on March 6, 2014. Check out the requirements and guidelines
Mon, Dec 9: Registration Closes and Round 1 Executive Summary and Video Pitch Due
Mon, Dec 20: Teams Notified - Round 2 Begins
Sun, Jan 26: Round 2 Executive Summary and Video Pitch Due
Fri, Feb 28: Mini Business Plans Due
March 6: Live Final Round at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Register for the 2014 McGinnis Venture Competition
Sponsored by the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Lecture: Bitcoin and Other Crypto-Currencies, Overview of the Emerging Industry
Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Tepper, Room 151
Learn about the many aspects of Bitcoin, an open source, peer-to-peer electronic money and payment network, in a lecture presented by CMU student and OFEF Associate Justas Birgiolas and Tepper student Fares Nimri. Bitcoin uses technology to operate with no central authority or banks. Managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Attending this session will give you an understanding of Bitcoin and its derivatives that could be useful in your startup or job/internship.
Sponsored by the Tepper EVC Club and the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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RAISE FUNDING FOR AN INNOVATIVE GAMING PLATFORM
Carnegie Mellon University startup, Digital Dream Labs, just launched a Kickstarter to raise funding for their new innovative, hands-on gaming platform called cloudBoard, which aims to teach children problem-solving skills through hands-on play. The funding period ends on December 10, 2013, at 9:00 pm EST.
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