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Major Upcoming Events

Starting Your Startup (for CMU Undergraduate students)

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tepper School of Business (Posner Hall), room 322 (3rd floor)

Lunch provided
Led by Dave Mawhinney, Executive Director at the CMU Swartz Center, Starting Your Startup is an event that creates teams of first and second year undergraduates for the purpose of learning essential methods for exploring and evaluating business ideas for viability. First and second year undergraduates from ALL CMU colleges are invited to participate. No experience needed!
The day will start with an overview, “why entrepreneurship”, then participants will form teams and create slide presentations based on the following topics that will be presented: Communicating Your Idea, Learning about Your Customer, Market Size, Competition, Revenue Models and Sales. The learning modules will be presented by current Innovation Scholars (undergraduate) and Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows (graduate). Come network and learn how to be an entrepreneur!

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James R. Swartz Leadership Series and the Dietrich Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Vishwas Prabhakara

Vishwas Prabhakara

General Manager
Yelp Reservations

What They Don’t Want You To Know

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:30-1:30 pm
Tepper School of Business, Room 151

Navigating through a career often requires making decisions without all of the information. Prabhakara, an information systems and economics major, will share some of the decisions he made throughout the first 15 years of his career, and what he wishes he knew when making those decisions.
Prior to joining Yelp Reservations, known as the easiest to use and fastest growing restaurant management and reservations software, Prabhakara was CEO of BeRecruited and helped millions of high school student-athletes pursue their passions while saving over half-a-billion dollars in tuition. He has also held senior level positions at ESPN, Digg and was founder and CEO of Fanvibe.


Olympus Spring Carnival Show&Tell 21

Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:30-6 pm
McConomy Auditorium
Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon
A reception will follow @ Connan Room


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