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Upcoming Events


Join us for the next LaunchCMU event, The Business of Learning, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. See emerging technologies, products and services from CMU-related startups, including ones from the NSF I-Corps Site TeamsOpen Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF), Project Olympus PROBEsSwartz Entrepreneurial FellowsCREATE LabTraffic 21/UTCQuality of Life Technology Center (QoLT), Disruptive Health Technologies Institute (DHTI), Innovation Works and others. 

An Evening with AlphaLab Gear

Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Gates, 6115

Ilana Diamond, Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear, will visit CMU to give an overview of the AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear accelerators and present a few of their current and past companies. Hear from Identified Technologies, Maven Machines, Capsen Robotics, LifeShel and others. Each of the companies is actively recruiting for the summer, next year and beyond. Stay for networking and recruiting after the event. Food will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the CMU Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Do It Right the First Time (Setting Up Your Back Office)

Wednesday, April 22, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall, 3305

Learn practical tax, accounting and business considerations that startups face in their first year of operation in a workshop led by William M. Richardson, CPA and tax partner with Sisterson & Co. LLP. Bill has extensive experience working with companies at all stages of growth and provides federal and state tax compliance planning and consulting related to mergers and acquisitions. Bill also leads Sisterson's Emerging Growth Niche Team.

Start Smart: Social Enterprise

Thursday, April 23, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall, 3305

This workshop, presented by K&L Gates, is a must-attend event for anyone interested in starting and running a company that blends profit with purpose. The following topics will be covered:

  • For-profit versus non-profit companies
  • Social enterprise
  • Hybrid and alternative legal models, including the Benefit Corporation
  • L3C's and Flexible Purpose Corporations

CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Saturday, April 25, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday, April 26, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

The CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a high-profile forum where leading entrepreneurs, executives, venture capitalists and researchers from China and the US collaborate to address the economy and technology. The goal of the Summit is cultivating potential opportunities for mutual partnerships.

The Summit will include the New Venture Competition, a professional platform designed to identify, nurture and showcase emerging entrepreneurs. Find out more and register.


AlphaLab Gear Office Hours at Project Olympus

Friday, April 17, 2015 (10:00AM - 12:00PM)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (11:30AM - 2:30PM)

Location: Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh 15213

Applications for the AlphaLab Gear 2015 application cycle is now open. Sign up for office hours to learn more about the hardware, robotic and manufactured product startup accelerator. 

Free Legal Information at Project Olympus

Friday, April 24, 2015 (3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Location: Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh 15213

Have a legal question about your startup idea? Ask Adam Kelson, partner at Saul Ewing, LLP in Pittsburgh, during legal office hours. To register, send an email to

Insurance for Startups

Thursday, April 30, 2015 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Location: Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh 15213

Having the right insurance at the right time for a startup is smart business. Find out what you need and when from Sean Ruppert, a commercial insurance agent and practicing business attorney. No appointment is needed. Contact Sean at with questions.

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Identified Technologies delivers faster, safer and more frequent data to energy and construction companies using a proprietary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and dock system. Their unique platform independently swaps batteries and manages data in the cloud. The Identified team is recruiting for a front end developer and software engineer. Find out more and apply.


Nebulus Audio is a musician discovery platform with a unique tool for collaborating with other musicians. By coupling cutting-edge musician recommendation algorithms with a browser-based application for music arrangement, Nebulus is changing the way music is made. Front and back-end developers are needed, as well as summer interns and full-time software developers. Find out more at Contact to apply.


Expii, a VC-funded CMU faculty startup, is seeking a Senior Designer and a Full Stack Engineer to inspire a generation to embrace learning and level-up the human race by revolutionizing education. Expii empowers you to collaboratively create interactive expositions on high school subjects such as math and science on an open platform. Find out more about the Senior Designer and Full Stack Engineer opportunities.


CREATE Lab, an initiative at CMU designed to explore socially meaningful innovation and deployment of robotic technologies, is planning to spin off its product plus service package – Message From Me. A local entrepreneur  interested in leading this project is needed. This early education product is currently implemented in schools across PA and WV, and is receiving overwhelming attention from the parent and teacher community. If interested contact


Summer@Highland is a startup accelerator that helps the next generation of student entrepreneurs build their companies during the summer. Selected teams receive a $20K investment, free office space and the opportunity to leverage the network and experience of the Highland partners. Members of the program have raised over $230M in aggregate venture capital and have built businesses acquired by the likes of Dropbox, Google and Oracle.