Carnegie Mellon University
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November 13-17, 2017

Celebrate the entrepreneurial and innovative culture at Carnegie Mellon University during Global Entrepreneurship Week powered by the Kauffman Foundation! Be a part of the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. This year's celebration will be a collaboration with Pitt's Innovation Week, hosted by the Innovation InstituteFor questions, please contact Sonya Ford.

2017 Events

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The Money Table

Application Deadline: November 3, 11:59pm

Saturday, November 11
8:30am - 1:00pm
CMU Campus, Room TBD

Startup companies are a dime a dozen. Think you’ve got what it takes to pick a winner? The Money Table is the competition where you are the angel investor. Put real Pittsburgh startup companies in your hot seat.

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Kickoff Event

Rob Cochran

James R. Swartz Leadership Series: Rob Cochran

President and CEO
#1 Cochran

Monday, November 13, 2017
12:30-1:30 pm
Tepper School of Business, Cooper Auditorium

More information to be announced.

START SMART: Structuring 3rd Party Relationships


Tuesday, November 14

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University
Newell Simon Hall, 3305 

Presenter: David Lehman, K&L Gates Law Firm

Third party relationships can come in a variety of forms, e.g. joint ventures, partnerships and licensing. Creating strategic partnerships can add tremendous value, if the partnership is structured properly. Since every partnership is different, startups must understand the differences between the forms and how to negotiate the best terms to ensure the partnership success.

Co-sponsored by Project Olympus and The Innovation Practice Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

Social Entrepreneur Talk

Wednesday, November 15
Noon - 1:00pm 
Location: TBD

Audience: Open to the CMU community

More information to be announced.

Student Startup Panel

Wednesday, November 15
5:30 - 7:00pm
Location: TBD

Startup Job Fair

Thursday, November 16
4:00 - 7:00pm 
Carnegie Mellon University
Newell Simon Hall, Perlis Atrium

Audience: Open to the CMU community. This annual event, presented by Project Olympus and the Pittsburgh Tech Meetup, brings together over 40 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 Project Olympus.

Student Pitch Competition

Friday, November 17
Carnegie Mellon University

Audience: Open to the CMU and Pitt community

Come watch as CMU and Pitt grad and undergrad students pitch their entrepreneurial ideas in 90 seconds to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash prizes. Members of the audience will also vote for their favorite pitch. The competition is open to CMU and Pitt undergraduate and graduate students.

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