Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

McGinnis Venture Competition Registration Open

The McGinnis Venture Competition has grown to become one of Carnegie Mellon University’s premier annual venture capital events, challenging interdisciplinary teams of ... Read More »

Announcing our Spring 2015 CONNECTS & Faculty Workshops Schedule

View the detailed Spring 2015 schedule:

McGinnis Venture Competition Applications Open

We are excited to announce that the McGinnis Venture Competition, a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University’s global community of student entrepreneurs, is underway. Application deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2015.

The McGinnis Venture Competition brings together Carnegie Mellon's best and brightest student entrepreneurs to compete for $60k in investments. All participants receive crucial interaction with alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, an opportunity to raise capital and valuable feedback on their ventures.

This multi-round competition kicks off in early January, starting with two virtual rounds and culminating in a final live round celebration at Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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


CIE Calendar

McGinnis Venture Competition

Registration Open

Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Spring 2015 CONNECTS announced


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