Thursday, November 8, 2012
2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week: Nov. 12 - 16
Carnegie Mellon’s fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 12-16) features a series of events celebrating CMU’s entrepreneurial and innovative culure. Events include a panel discussion with young entrepreneurs, an elevator pitch competition, a panel discussion about the worst startup mistakes, a startup job fair, a social entrepreneur luncheon and a social innovation showcase. Read more about these events on the GEW website or join the conversation on Facebook.
GEW is sponsored by CMU spinoff Duolingo in partnership with CMU’s Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, the Institute for Social Innovation, Project Olympus, the SCS Entrepreneurship Club, ScottyLabs and the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Club. The Donald H. Jones Center and Project Olympus are part of Greenlighting Startups, a portfolio of six campus incubators uniquely designed to speed CMU faculty and student innovations from the research lab to the marketplace. CMU’s entrepreneurial culture has helped to create more than 300 companies and 9,000 jobs over the past 15 years. Read more about Greenlighting Startups.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, November 12
Young Entrepreneurs Panel Posner 152, 12:30 - 1:20pm
Elevator Pitch Competition Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Posner Hall Simon Auditorium, 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, November 13
Start Smart Panel: Worst Startup Mistakes Moderated by David Lehman Gates 6115, 5:30-7:00pm
Wednesday, November 14
Think Like an Angel Sponsored by BlueTree Allied Angels NSH 3305 and 3001, 5:30pm
Think Like an Angel is a real competition that will allow you to improve your ability as an entrepreneur, interact with real entrepreneurs and professional investors, earn up to $1,000 in prizes, and be crowned champion. By registering for this event, you will join Angel teams with students from across campus and evaluate real startups to see if they deserve an investment from your Angel fund.
Spots are limited. This event "sold out" in 72 hours last year. Registration is required. You will be notified if you have been assigned to a team. A briefing will be held for selected participants on November 9th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Posner, Room 146. Attending the briefing session is mandatory. Click here to register
Thursday, November 15
Startup Job Fair NSH Perlis Auditorium, 3:00-7:00pm
Friday, November 16
Social Entrepreneur Luncheon Ian Rosenburg, Lee R. Kimball II of Thread Hamburg Hall 1000, 12:00-1:15pm
Social Innovation Showcase Hamburg Hall Hallway, 5:00-6:30pm
Article courtesy of the CMU Piper