LaunchCMU-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University


A Technology Startup and Research Showcase

This event showcases entrepreneurship at CMU–cutting-edge research and innovations from students, alumni, faculty and staff–while bringing together the investment community, regional business leaders, and CMU alumni.

The schedule of events generally includes featured presentations and pitches, an entrepreneurship Demo & Poster session, tours of CMU research centers, and a networking reception.


Past Showcases


Fall 2014: Pittsburgh

LaunchCMU Pittsburgh






Spring 2014: Silicon Valley

LaunchCMU: Silicon Valley Spring 2014

Fall 2013: Pittsburgh

LaunchCMU Pittsburgh Fall 2013




Spring 2013: Silicon Valley

LaunchCMU Silicon Valley Spring 2013







LaunchCMU Sponsors

what they say

The 2014 CMU Launch event was a great event for us. We were able to connect with prospective investors, many of which were from outside the region. In addition, it was inspiring to interact with other Founders and see the breadth of innovation being driven by students and alumni of CMU.

-Jim Ruiz, Founder and CEO, CDL Warrior, Developed by Next Gauge, Inc.

Launch CMU gave us the right platform to find investors. By branding the event as Roboburgh, it attracted people that understand how much robotics companies can be profitable. That allowed us to find truly motivated investors. I approve this message for posting.

-Tom Galluzzo, CEO, IAM Robotics