START SMART: Raising Capital (Part 2)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Newell Simon Hall, 3305
David Lehman and Henry Snyder, partners at K&L Gates, will address the business and legal issues associated with making investments in startups, including negotiation strategies, valuation, founder and investor rights, vesting, management and exits. Participants will be divided into two groups—one to represent the investor and the other to represent the company.
*NSF I-Corps Site Program Required to Attend
SAVE THE DATE
Olympus Show & Tell 19
Thursday, April 16, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Jared Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium/ConnanRegisterProject Olympus Show & Tells
are hugely popular venues for providing a window into the many exciting developments on campus and for connecting students and faculty with the wider business and entrepreneurial community. The event, which takes place during CMU's Spring Carnival, is chock full of the exciting talent and ideas that showcase the university's research and innovations. We are pleased to acknowledge and gratefully thank K&L Gates for its generous support of this and other Olympus Show & Tells.
BECOME A PROJECT OLYMPUS PROBE
Have a startup idea? The Project Olympus incubator welcomes students, faculty and staff who are interested in exploring creating a business. Find out more about the program and how to apply.
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Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation
MIT GLOBAL STARTUP SCHOLARSHIP
The MIT Global Startup Workshop
helps foster entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial ecosystems by bringing together people under one roof for three days. This year, the program has partnered with the Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) to bring the workshop to Guatemala City, Guatemala on March 25-27. Scholarships are available for five promising CMU students to attend. The scholarship offers either a full registration waiver (worth $400+ each) or a discounted registration ($99/student). The deadline to apply is March 4 by 12:00 pm (EST)
FUNDING WITH QUALCOMM ACCELERATOR
Have a rockstar team? Working on a robot, drone or intelligent machine? Take your robotics startup to the next level by applying to the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
, powered by Techstars
. This is a 16-week, mentorship-driven program in San Diego. Accepted teams will receive $120K in funding and guidance from a full complement of world-class mentors. Find out more and apply
by March 8
GREENPAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
GreenPal Lawncare invites applications for the GreenPal Business Scholarship Program
to help undergraduate students operate their own small businesses. Multiple awards of $2,000 may be granted. Eligibility is restricted to currently enrolled undergraduate students in a business school with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Applications are due by May 30, 2015
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY WITH DORM ROOM FUND
Dorm Room Fund
is a student-run venture firm that invests $20K in student entrepreneurs. In addition, portfolio companies receive an extensive network, assistance with press and downstream funding, business development deals such as Amazon credits, access to the Dorm Room Fund proprietary network and more. Contact Josh Lee
to learn more.