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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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:
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
INTERNET OF THINGS PANEL AND OFFICE HOURS WITH TECHSTARS IoT ACCELERATOR
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 5:30-8 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 30 minute appointment. Time slots are limited.
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.
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.