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, June 28, 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.

Hardware Design Consulting for Startups

Date: Thursday, June 30, 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, July 1, 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

Date: Friday, July 1, 2016
Time: 9-11 am

Building a web or mobile application? The entrepreneurial-minded designers and developers at Roket can help you define or refine feature set, product messaging, app architecture, user flows and interface, brand application and other design opportunities. Schedule a half hour appointment with one of the designers at Roket. Contact with questions.

Legal Office Hours

Date: Friday, July 1, 2016
Time: 3-5 pm

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

Design Thinking for Startups

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 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 to schedule an appointment.

Patent and Trademark Strategy

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 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.


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 Technology and Innovation (T&I), Journal of the National Academy of Inventors is soliciting manuscripts for an upcoming issue on innovation and entrepreneurship, edited by Rathindra "Babu" DasGupta, former I-Corps Director at the National Science Foundation. Articles and reviews addressing topics associated with innovation and entrepreneurship are being accepted. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

• Opportunities to accelerate innovation research
• Follow-on funding mechanisms after startup creations
• Collaboration/partnerships to accelerate innovation
• Developing entrepreneurial curricula
• Licensing activities
• Student involvement in innovation/entrepreneurship activities

Find out more.


Doug Danforth, Jr., Tepper School of Business alumnus and founder and CEO of Pawdentify, launched a Kickstarter campaign called Reinventing Pet ID: Pawdentify Tags + Links-It with Kevlar® on June 1, 2016. Doug's mission is to keep more pets safe and stylish with IDs that are easy to read, durable and easy to attach. Pledge your support by July 1, 2016.


MetaFit Solutions is a technology-driven, personal health management platform that helps health professionals and patients interpret metabolic data. The company is seeking a student intern with data mining and algorithm development skills to work on an early-stage mapping project that helps with disease management. Contact for more information.


On a mission to enhance the way consumers interact with brands, Snaps has built the leading marketing platform in mobile messaging. Over 85 of the world’s top global brands use Snaps to create experiences, engage audiences and measure results—including iMessage, Kik, Facebook Messenger and Viber. Based in New York, the fast-growing company seeks an Interactive Producer to focus on its Asian markets. Candidates must be fluent in Chinese/Mandarin to translate US-based experiences for apps like WeChat. Learn more.


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.


HeroX is a platform, similar to Kickstarter, that allows anyone to post their own competition. Its new competition, Patterns for Success Challenge, is an incentive for developing adult learning curriculum. Applicants are required to design a leadership program that will boost the efforts of small businesses. In addition to a $25K prize, the winner of the challenge will receive support to help design their program. Apply by July 13, 2016.


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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