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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.


How to Build a Successful Hardware Startup

Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall, Room 3305

Find out how the accelerator program at HAX helps hardware startups evolve from prototype to launch with presenter Duncan Turner, general partner and program director. HAX, with offices in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen China, has invested in over 80 startups focusing on robotics, medical devices, IoT, advanced manufacturing and lifestyle products.

Refreshments will be provided.

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Buy-Sell Agreements and NDAs

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall 3305

Daniel Lynch, founder and managing partner of The Lynch Law Group, will give an overview of the differences between agreements associated with corporations and LLCs. You will learn about Non-Disclosure Agreements (Confidentiality Agreements)—when to use one and how to determine if your agreement should be one-sided or reciprocal—and the six trigger events that form the basis of an Operating/Buy-Sell Agreement: death, disability, divorce, bankruptcy, retirement and voluntary quit.

Bring your own lunch.


All office hours take place at Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Hours with CMU CIE Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 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, former president of NoWait and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Robb Myer. Email Robb at to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Hardware Design Consulting for Startups

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Insurance Strategies for Startups

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Find out what your startup should know about incorporation, contracting and insurance coverage from Sean Ruppert, Esq., a practicing business attorney and commercial insurance agent. Contact for an appointment.

Immigration Visa Office Hours

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Starting a business and here on an F-1 Visa? Does another student on an F-1 visa want to assist you with your startup? After meeting first with OIE (required!), make an appointment with Larry Lebowitz, director and chair of Cohen & Grigsby’s Immigration Group for a preliminary 20-minute session. Email to schedule an appointment.


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

CTTEC provides critical services to the CMU research community for building and spinning out new ventures. CTTEC's licensing managers hold weekly office hours around campus. Locations for office hours may change. Visit the website for more information:

Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Office Hours

Business Women: Need advice or have a business question? Call or e-mail Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship during our office hours every Monday from 12:00-2:00pm and one of our staff members will be available to talk with you about your business. Phone: 412-365-1253 Email: 

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Are you a Project Olympus PROBE (all stages) and need help with the business side of your startup? Project Olympus and CMU's Graduate Entrepreneurship Club are holding a Tech Pitch Night on December 10 at Project Olympus (4620 Henry Street). Sign up by December 4 to give a 90-second pitch on your startup. Your pitch should include: the problem you are solving, your solution, what you've done so far and the kind of help you need. A networking session will follow.


Human Motion Technologies, LLC (HuMoTech), a spinoff from CMU's Experimental Biomechatronics Laboratory founded by CMU alumnus Josh Caputo, Ph.D., develops robotic prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons for research applications. The team is developing a tool for clinicians that could revolutionize prosthetic limbs and is seeking talented people who are willing to work part-time, pro bono, to gain experience and help HuMoTech gain traction. There is an opportunity to join the team full-time pending funding and fit. If you have experience with business development, real-time control, GUI design or electronics hardware engineering, contact for more information.


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.