Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund
Investing in Innovation
Carnegie Mellon University's Open Field Entrepreneur's Fund (OFEF) has awarded $300,000 to six startup companies to assist them in growing their business ventures.
The fund, established by CMU alumnus and Flip Video Camera creator Jonathan Kaplan and his wife, Marci Glazer, provides early-stage business financing and support to alumni who have graduated from CMU in the last five years.
Since June 2012, the OFEF has provided support to 16 startup companies from across the country and a variety of industries. The most recent award recipients operate in medical, technology, consumer and educational fields.
Carnegie Mellon University's Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF) is a new, groundbreaking model for providing early-stage business financing to CMU alumni who are driving innovation.
The OFEF is open to all CMU graduates from the past five years who have the desire to become entrepreneurs. Created from a generous gift by Flip video camera creator and Carnegie Mellon alumnus Jonathan Kaplan, Kaplan's wife, Marci Glazer, and Kaplan's classmate and bitly CEO, Peter Stern, the OFEF makes Carnegie Mellon a destination of choice for young entrepreneurs.
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