Events -Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University

BECOME A PROJECT OLYMPUS PROBE

Have a startup idea? The Project Olympus incubator welcomes students, faculty and staff who are interested in exploring the possibility of creating a business. Find out more about the program and how to apply.


CIE OFFICE HOURS

All office hours take place at Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, phone (412) 268-2560

Design Thinking for Startups

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 12-2 pm

Learn design thinking, an important factor in startup success. Meet with Tim Fletcher, whose decades of experience in design thinking will help you develop products, services and a business model. Email tim.fletcher@onebusinessdesign.com to schedule an appointment.

Hardware Design Consulting for Startups

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 12-1 pm

Need help designing the hardware for your startup? Get advice from Ramsay Hartley of Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products and services. Arrow specializes in IoT, semiconductors (passives, capacitors, electromechanical and connectors) and power supplies for all applications. Contact rhartley@arrow.com to schedule an appointment.

Office Hours with CIE Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 9 am-12 pm

Completed your MVP and looking for what to do next? Startups are about growth. Get real-world coaching on reaching your next startup milestone with CMU alumnus and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Robb Myer. Email rmyer@andrew.cmu.edu to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Patent and Trademark Strategy

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 12-2 pm

David Oberdick, Meyer Unkovic & Scott, counsels companies and individuals on intellectual property matters including:

• patents
• trademarks
• copyrights
• trade secrets
• software and technology licensing

David also helps with matters concerning entity formation, financing, acquisition, due diligence and employment and independent contractor agreements. Email dgo@muslaw.com to schedule an appointment.


MORE OFFICE HOURS

Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) Office Hours

Have a research innovation you'd like to commercialize? Licensing managers at CTTEC hold office hours around campus. Check the schedule for locations and times.

Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Office Hours

Are you a female entrepreneur seeking guidance for your idea? The Chatham CWE conducts office hours on Mondays from 12-2 pm. Call 412-365-1253 or send an email to womensentrepreneurship@chatham.edu to schedule an appointment.


OPPORTUNITIES

INTERNET OF THINGS PANEL AND OFFICE HOURS WITH TECHSTARS IoT ACCELERATOR

Panel Event

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 5:30-8 pm

Learn about funding opportunities for IoT startups at an Internet of Things Panel event with the leadership team from Techstars IoT Accelerator, AlphaLab Gear, Uber ATC and Birchmere Ventures.

Office Hours: Techstars IoT Accelerator

Date: Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 27, 2016

Find out more about the Techstars IoT Accelerator, a 15-week, mentor-driven program, during office hours. Contact adam@fygment.com to schedule a 30 minute appointment. Time slots are limited.

Apply to Techstars IoT. Connect at iot@techstars.com, or register for upcoming events.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ALPHALAB GEAR

Nationally ranked accelerator, Alphalab Gear, is accepting applications for their next cycle. Physical product startups including manufactured products, Internet of Things, robotics, connected devices, health, fashion and hardware will all be accepted.

AlphaLab Gear provides a $50K initial investment, mentorship, collaborative work space and other support to help launch your company.

Apply by May 31, 2016. Contact AlphaLab Gear for more information.

INNOVATION FUND FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) U Innovation Fund is a new funding competition that aims to source, support and feature the most effective, high-impact college student entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide by providing critical early-stage seed funding. Selected scholars will receive funding to advance projects that fit CGI’s Commitments to Action model as well as an invitation to attend CGI U 2017.

The Innovation Fund is open to anyone 18 years of age or older currently enrolled in college.

Prospective applicants can submit their project ideas in an online pre-application by June 27, 2016. Only pre-applicants whose projects best fit the selection criteria will be invited to submit a full application in July 2016.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH PITTSBURGH STARTUPS

Interested in working for a startup? Apply for job or internship opportunities from startups that are working with Pittsburgh's Innovation Works, AlphaLab or AlphaLab Gear.


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