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Drive Capital Brings Investment Quest Roadshow to CMU

Venture Capital firm Drive Capital will visit CMU, in partnership with the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on Tuesday, April 15 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you have a business idea, product prototype or project that you're working on, come get advice from Robert Hatta, Talent Partner at Drive Capital, during office hours, which will be held at CMU's Morewood Gardens (pdf) parking lot, in a 42-foot RV. There will be food and fun swag. You will also have the chance to meet some innovative startups who are building great things in the Midwest. Find out more and register.

CMU Venture Challenge Winners Announced!

The Carnegie Mellon Venture Challenge, an annual business plan competition hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association took place this past weekend. This year's Venture Challenge was the most competitive in its history. Check out the winners.

Trance Mobile App Launches on IOS

A recent press release announced that Trance, a mobile app for dance, was released on iPhone. Trance, a social network for dance, was created by three CMU alums, two of which are Harper LaFave (MHI '12), and Marwa Muhammad (MHI '12). The app allows you to watch, share and record beautiful dance videos.

DHTI Technical Proposal Submission

The Disruptive Healthcare Technology Institute at CMU (DHTI) is seeking proposals from CMU faculty directed at addressing pressing issues in health care and improving community health and wellness. Awards are intended to support research that identifies disruptive health care innovations which can be clinically tested and rapidly delivered to a clinical setting or practice in the field. Find out more and submit your proposal.

Career Management Sessions with Peter Clarke, Accel Partners

Date: Friday, April 11
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 pm OR 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: CMU/University Center, Career and Professional Development Center, Lower Level
Peter Clarke, CMU alumnus and Talent Partner at Accel Partners, will be conducting two career management sessions for CMU students. To register for one of the sessions, log onto TartanTRAK, click on ‘All Jobs and Internships’ under the ‘Jobs’ drop-down menu, then enter ‘Office Hours in the CPDC’ in the keyword search box. There is a very limited number of slots available for both sessions, which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

EVC Startup Panel Speaker Series: Growth and Scale

Date: Friday, April 11
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: CMU/Tepper, Posner Hall Room 152

Join the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club as they welcome the founders of LearnBop, Wigle Whiskey, and Branding Brand for a panel discussion on scaling and growth. The founders will discuss how their companies were formed, the unique concerns about growing beyond the ideation phase, and answer questions from the audience. Find out more.

AlphaLab Gear’s 2014 Program: Office Hours

Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street (map)

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street (map)

Applications are being accepted for AlphaLab Gear’s 2014 Program through June 1st. AlphaLab Gear is a national technology accelerator located in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood. The office hours allow prospective applicants to ask questions about the application process, discuss their startup, or learn more about the program.

START SMART: Private Investment Seminar

Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, Room (TBA)
This seminar will address the business and legal issues associated with investments in startups, including how to negotiate these arrangements, valuation, founder and investor rights, vesting, management, and exits.
START SMART is an initiative of Project Olympus at Carnegie Mellon University and the Innovation Practice Institute of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

CMU Summit On US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Date: Saturday, April 19 through Monday, April 20
Time: 8:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: CMU/University Center (#30 on map), W.L. Mellon Auditorium, Tepper School (#19 on map)
This year's CMU Summit will include panel discussions in the fields of IT, Finance, Energy,  Entrepreneurship as well as a New Venture Competition. Network with your fellow students, professionals, venture capitalists, and investors at this exciting event which is hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) at CMU and supported by the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In the past two years, the conference has attracted over 1,000 participants and 80 industry leaders from the US and China, and has been reported by more than 40 media including CCTV (China Central Television) and the Xinhua News Agency. Find out more.
Supported by the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Pittsburgh-based, early-stage startup BandPass, has an opening for a part-time social media manager to manage their social networks, attend local concerts, and contribute content to their blog. The position will start on May 1. BandPass provides a platform for musicians to book shows and small music venues using a modern ticketing system. Send cover letters and resumes to


Looking for a great internship opportunity with a cool company? The creators of Digital Dream Labs, a company that aims to mix nostalgia with the technology children crave, have launched their first product called Ludos, which uses toy puzzle pieces to control videogames. The Marketing Intern will develop and execute a marketing straegy, evaluate product brand and packaging, and research other potential markets for the new game. Send resume and questions to


Arrival Ready is seeking a C-level operator to help build a solution for the 60,000 multinational businesses who manage a traveling business development and consulting workforce. Aimed at protecting and growing the +$1.7 trillion dollars of revenue generated overseas by multinational corporations, the tool focuses on the three main pillars of readiness (cultural context, personal security, and team support) to keep field agents prepared and relatable. Contact Paul Burke to apply.


The Samsung tech sourcing team is building relationships with key technology hubs throughout the country and has identified CMU as one of those hubs. The team is looking for unique software or hardware technologies with mass appeal that can be incorporated or embedded in Samsung’s smartphones and tablets. Some sample areas of broad interest (but not limited to) include: wearable technology with killer applications, contextual awareness, connected home, power management, sensors, connected car and health. Scott Lee of Samsung will have office hours at Project Olympus on April 16 from 1-5pm to further discuss this opportunity.