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Upcoming Events:

Agile Product Development

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Newell Simon Hall 3305
Presenter: Sean Ammirati, Birchmere Ventures & Labs

Learn an iterative and interactive framework to manage the process of building your startup's technology solution. We will offer specific tips for implementing this in your venture and hear case studies from local Pittsburgh companies who have taken advantage of these techniques. This workshop is led by Sean Ammirati, currently a partner at Birchmere Labs and Birchmere Ventures. Previously, Sean was the COO of ReadWriteWeb and the co-founder and CEO of mSpoke.

*NSF I-Corps Site Program Required to Attend*

Start Smart: Raising Capital (Part 2)
Negotiating a Term Sheet

Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Newell Simon Hall 3305
Presenter: David Lehman, K&L Gates & Henry Snyder, K&L Gates

David Lehman and Henry Snyder, partners at K&L Gates, will address the business and legal issues associated with investments in start-up companies, including strategies in negotiating these arrangements, valuation, founder and investor rights, vesting, management and exits.

In this interactive workshop participants will be divided into two groups - one to represent the investor, the other to represent the company. Both will decide independently on the terms they want and then brought back together for the negotiation led by the lawyers.

*NSF I-Corps Site Program Optional to Attend*

The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center works with its partners to serve the entire CMU community—departments, colleges, centers and campuses—to help bring research innovations and promising ideas to the global marketplace. It helps all entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the 'innovation ecosystem.'

Programs for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Project Olympus PROBE Projects for students, faculy and alumni

The Innovation Scholars Program for entrepreneurial undergraduates

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program for graduate students

The CMU I-Corps Site for selected entrepreneurial teams

CONNECTS workshops for the CMU community

Inside-Out Commercialization Workshops for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students


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