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CONNECTS: Refining Your Elevator Pitch

Friday, December 5
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Tepper, Room 145

*This is the last CONNECTS workshop offered to those participating in the McGinnis Venture Competition

This workshop will help you to perfect your elevator pitch, and more importantly, teach you how to effectively articulate your value proposition to prospective investors. Presented by Mel Pirchesky, founder and President of Eagle Ventures, this workshop is highly recommended for those applying to the McGinnis Venture Competition. Mel is a Pittsburgh entrepreneur and the go-to guy in the region for entrepreneurial coaching on elevator pitches. During Mel's career, he has raised over $90 million in equity solely from high net worth individuals. Come prepared to work on your elevator pitch during the workshop.

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LifeShel, a CMU startup and former Project Olympus PROBE, works to prevent sexual assault with its product called the Whistl. LifeShel has an opening for a software engineer to create a backend for the national release of their LifeShel app. The perfect candidate will have knowledge of PHP or node.js, prior experience developing a robust backend and dashboard, and leadership skills. If interested, contact


CMU startup and former Project Olympus PROBE, LearnBop, is an education technology company that makes software to enhance the learning experience inside and outside the classroom.The goal at LearnBop is to ensure that every math student receives individualized attention according to his or her unique learning challenges. Help continue the mission by applying for a part-time position to help with duplicating Bops. Learn more and apply at