For Faculty-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Entrepreneurship Workshops for Faculty

We have designed an intensive workshop series specifically for our faculty and led by industry experts, Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff, and other guests. Topics include Legal Aspects of a Startup, Company Formation, and others. Stay tuned for more information!


Our CONNECTS events (pdf) enhance the experiential education of any individual interested in starting a company. Tailored mainly for students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization, the workshops run throughout the academic year from fall to spring.

James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series brings entrepreneurial thought leaders to campus to discuss issues central to entrepreneurial leadership.

LaunchCMU, A Research and Entrepreneurship Showcase

Primarily for the investment, business, and alumni communities, we host a biannual Research and Entrepreneurship Showcase Event, LaunchCMU, which features the most promising research and startups from within our university walls. Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP and Deloitte, this showcase includes talks, a Demo & Poster Session, tours of select labs, and a networking reception. Contact Emily Stark for more information.

Project Olympus Show & Tells

Project Olympus Show & Tells are hugely popular venues that highlight entrepreneurial faculty and students presenting their innovative research and nascent business explorations. After the presentations, accompanied by salsa music and great food, presenters mingle and meet with the audience, which includes members of the Pittsburgh business community, the public, and Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students. These Show & Tells provide a window into the many exciting developments on campus and also connect Carnegie Mellon entrepreneurs to each other and to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Contact Lenore Blum if you are interested in presenting your research.

Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation

The Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) supports technology transfer by enabling all the phases required to successfully license university research to the business community, and is one of the CIE's close colleagues on campus. Contact Robert Wooldridge if you are interested in lisencing your university research or have questions.

need advice?

If your research has commercial potential and you would like personalized advice, contact Dave Mawhinney.

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