People-Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University

Lenore Blum

Founding Director of Project Olympus

Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Lenore Blum
Lenore Blum (PhD, MIT) is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, Founding Director of Project Olympus and co-Director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Project Olympus is a good example of her determination to make a real difference in the academic community and the world beyond. Olympus has two main aims: to bridge the gap between cutting-edge university research/innovation and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities and to creating a climate, culture and community to enable talent and ideas to grow in the region... Read full bio

Kit Needham

Kit Needham

Associate Director, Project Olympus

Entrepreneur in Residence

Email: kit@cs.cmu.edu

Kit is Entrepreneur in Residence at Project Olympus. She provides students start-up advice, business strategy planning, connections to industry experts, advisors and the business community. She is a technical advisor to BlueTree Allied Angels and serves on the Screening Committee. She is an Advisory Board member of Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship and teaches in their MBA program. She also provides consulting services to promote economic growth to Chambers of Commerce, individual entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.

Cleah Schlueter

Cleah Schlueter

Project Coordinator

Email: cleah@cs.cmu.edu

Cleah coordinates events and special projects for Project Olympus. She has worked in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon since 1987 where she is also Project Coordinator for a number of other endeavors, including the ALICE Project. She joined Project Olympus at inception in 2007.