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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Celebrate the entrepreneurial and innovative culture at Carnegie Mellon University during Global Entrepreneurship Week! Be a part of the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life.

November 14-18, 2016

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2016 Events

Kickoff Event

Monday, November 14

Elevator Pitch Competition

Monday, November 14
Newell Simon Hall, 3305

Audience: Open to the CMU community

Pitch your entrepreneurial ideas in 90 seconds to a panel of judges. Win up to $300 in prizes and receive valuable feedback on the delivery and content of your pitch. Members of the audience will vote for their favorite pitch. The competition is open to CMU undergraduate and graduate students.

Co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association and Dreamit Ventures

Start Smart Seminar

Tuesday, November 15

Think Like an Angel

Wednesday, November 16
5 - 8 p.m.
CMU/Newell-Simon Hall, Rooms 3305 and 1507

Audience: Open to the CMU community

This popular event allows participants the opportunity to act as angel investors, interact with real startups and to receive feedback from actual angel investors. This campus-wide event allows you to work with a cross-campus team and a chance to win prizes worth $500! Selection is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if interested sign up now! Open to all CMU students.

Co-sponsored by the CMU Graduate Entrepreneurship Club

Startup Job Fair

Thursday, November 17
4 - 7 p.m.
CMU/Newell Simon, Perlis Atrium

Audience: Open to the CMU community. This annual event, presented by Project Olympus and the Pittsburgh Tech Meetup, brings together over 30 local startups and more than 300 applicants who are interested in working for a startup. The positions available include full time, part time, paid and unpaid internships.

Co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Technology Meetup and the Innovative Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh

Social Entrepreneur Lunch and Talk

Friday, November 18
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Audience: Open to the CMU community

Join CMU’s Institute for Social Innovation and some of CMU’s social innovation startups for a networking lunch and a talk. Lunch will be provided.


The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week @ CMU is sponsored by Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Project Olympus, Don Jones Center, CTTEC, Dreamit Ventures, HAX Accelerator, Institute for Social Innovation, GEC, UEA, Scotty Labs, BlueTree Allied Angels, Pgh Tech Meetup, Innovation Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and K&L Gates.

2015 GEW Organizers


For questions, please contact Sonya Ford.