Events -Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University


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.


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

Office Hours with CIE Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 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 to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Patent and Trademark Strategy

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 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 to schedule an appointment.

Intellectual Property/Advice and Strategy

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Commercializing a new idea or product? Introducing a new brand or service to the market? Find out how to protect your ideas, products, brands or services from competitors, and learn the right IP legal strategies to help decrease these risks from Chip Dougherty, Beck & Thomas, P.C. Contact to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Hardware Design Consulting for Startups

Date: Thursday, May 5, 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 to schedule an appointment.

Sales and Marketing Strategies

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 8-9:30 am

Feel like nobody gets what your product really does? Need help simplifying your idea? Meet with Adam Paulisick, serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor of sales and marketing at the CMU Tepper School of Business, to bring commercial clarity to your efforts. Contact to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Web & Mobile App Design - New!

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 9-11 am

Does your startup involve building a web or mobile application? The entrepreneurial-minded designers and developers at Roket can help you define feature set, product messaging, app architecture, user flows and interface, brand application and other design opportunities.
Sign up for a half-hour appointment.

Legal Office Hours

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 3-5 pm

Lawyers from Saul Ewing, LLP will hold office hours for the CMU startup community. Contact to schedule a half-hour appointment.


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 to schedule an appointment.



The NSF is hosting its monthly webinar on the National Teams Program on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm, EST. This webinar is for entrepreneurs who are either in the Carnegie Mellon I-Corps Site program or who have other NSF funding.

Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number: 746 732 125
Meeting password: I_C0rp5!

For audio connection dial 1-800-857-5210; participant code 3192939.


CMU students with a startup idea are invited to apply to Draper University's summer entrepreneurship program, a seven-week program in Silicon Valley aimed at helping early-stage entrepreneurs grow their startups. The program will provide connections to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, access to other startup accelerators and an all-star speaker series.

An applicant must be a founder between the ages of 18-28.

Apply by May 6, 2016. There is a tuition fee to apply. Scholarships are available on the application page.


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.


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.


Techstars IoT Accelerator is a 15-week, mentor-driven program with five partners; PwC, GE, Bosch, Verizon and SAP. Each partner has experience in sensor design, advanced manufacturing, software, big data analytics and business consulting. Techstars has invested in over 50 companies including Revolv (acquired by Nest), Owlet, Astro, Sphero and Filament.

The program's primary focus is to help startups that are positioned to rewire the infrastructure of the future with specific emphasis on:

• software and artificial intelligence
• connected enterprise
• smart cities and energy
• advanced manufacturing
• health and wearables
• logistics and automotive
• drones
• virtual and augmented reality
• robotics and agriculture
• the connected home

Apply early, connect at or join upcoming events.


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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