Saturday, April 6, 2013
CIE Entrepreneurship Program Designed To Help Start Ups
Carnegie Mellon University announced this month that it is combining two existing entrepreneurship programs into a single center designed to inspire and nurture cutting-edge startups.
The new Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will bring together the school’s Project Olympus, which helps student and faculty teams create commercialized products and services, and the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a center for entrepreneurial research ervices that people want to buy,” says Mark S. Kamlet, CMU provost and executive vice president and head of the new center’s governing body, in the press release.
Kamlet says this program will help make Carnegie Mellon a business leader, creating vibrant working partnerships between experts in technology and business.
The new CIE program will have three goals in mind: strengthen Carnegie Mellon University’s standing as an entrepreneurial hub, create commercial ventures out of the center’s research, and develop a strong network of alumni entrepreneurs. But the CIE will not abandon projects and programs from those prior centers, the university said — the CIE will continue its seasonal Show & Tell events, which allow campus researchers to bring their ideas in front of investors, as well as the Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, which is an incubator space for new companies, and also provides workshops and business competitions... Read More»
By: Monica Gleberman Posted date: April 06, 2013 In: Business, News