Special Event: Jason Hardebeck, DreamIt Health Baltimore Accelerator Visits CMU
Tuesday, December 2
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tepper, Posner Hall, Room 228H
Tuesday, December 2
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Tepper, Faculty Conference Room, 322 (above the Don Jones Center)
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about the DreamIt Health Baltimore program with Jason Hardebeck, DreamIt's Managing Director. Jason will conduct office hours for CMU startup teams working on a significant problem in healthcare where software and/or hardware are central to the solution. Following the office hours, he will explain more about the accelerator in an information session.
DreamIt Health Baltimore is a four month, healthtech accelerator that accepts up to ten startups from around the world to take up residence in the heart of Charm City. The program is designed to help teams tackle significant problems in the healthcare industry and achieve critical business milestones by enabling access to people and resources and providing guidance from successful entrepreneurs.
CONNECTS: Refining Your Elevator Pitch
Friday, December 5
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Tepper, Room 145
*This is the last CONNECTS workshop offered to those participating in the McGinnis Venture Competition
This workshop will help you to perfect your elevator pitch, and more importantly, teach you how to effectively articulate your value proposition to prospective investors. Presented by Mel Pirchesky, founder and President of Eagle Ventures, this workshop is highly recommended for those applying to the McGinnis Venture Competition. Mel is a Pittsburgh entrepreneur and the go-to guy in the region for entrepreneurial coaching on elevator pitches. During Mel's career, he has raised over $90 million in equity solely from high net worth individuals. Come prepared to work on your elevator pitch during the workshop.
The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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.The center helps all entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the 'innovation ecosystem.'
Programs for the 2014-2015 academic year:
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