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Nov. 16: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrates Interdisciplinary Collaboration


Mark Burd             

Media Advisory: 
Carnegie Mellon's Global Entrepreneurship Week
Celebrates Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Series of Events Highlight Successful Cross-Campus Efforts Bringing
New and Emerging Technologies Into the Global Marketplace

Event: In support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 16-20, Carnegie Mellon University is hosting a series of events designed to introduce students to entrepreneurship and innovation, and to facilitate networking activities that will promote cross-campus collaboration. The events also are a celebration of the university's numerous successes in bringing new technology and introducing new business models to the marketplace through the combined efforts of its schools, research centers, faculty and student organizations.

When: Nov. 16-20

Where: Various locations on the Carnegie Mellon campus

Events include:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network Night
5:30 — 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, Newell-Simon Hall Atrium
The session will promote networking opportunities between students, faculty, alumni and sponsors. Carnegie Mellon Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet will deliver the keynote address.

90-Second Elevator Pitch Competition
5 — 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, Newell-Simon Hall, Room 3305
Judged by Pittsburgh venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, the competition will present more than $2,000 in cash prizes with special categories for Ph.D. and graduate students.

Alumni Panel: "Starting a Company as a Student at Carnegie Mellon University"
5:30 — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, Posner Hall, Room 153
Panelists include:

  • Steve Fleck (MBA '04), CTO, ClearCount Medical Solutions, Inc.
  • David Chen (BS '10 — expected), CEO, Fooala, Inc.
  • Bryan Kaplan (BS '02), Co-Founder & VP Operations, Collaborative Fusion, Inc.
  • Nathan Martin (BFA '99), CEO & Lead Designer, Deeplocal  
  • Jessica Trybus (MET '04), CEO & Founder, Etcetera Edutainment

Faculty Panel: "Commercializing Next Generation Technologies"
5:30 — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, Hillman Center, Room 4405
Panelists include:

New York Alumni Event: "Carnegie Mellon/Tepper School Alumni Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Panel"
6:30 — 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, Met Life Building, 200 Park Avenue, New York City
Panelists include:

  • Arthur A. Boni (BS/CIT '61), Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and John R. Thorne Chair of Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business
  • Tony Berkman (BS/MCS '88, MSIA/TPR '98), CEO, Majestic Research
  • Jonathan Betz  (BS/SCS '99), Vice President of Engineering for New York-based Yext
  • Jacquelyn Cuccaro (BS/H7SS '93, MSIA/TPR '94), Founder & CEO Mongoose Ventures, Inc.
  • Eric A. Daimler (BS/H&SS '94), Partner, Hg Analytics. LLC
  • Ed Rhodes (BS/CIT '85, MSIA/TPR '93), Managing Partner & Principal, The New England Consulting Group
  • Ben Kartzman (BS/H&SS '00), CEO & Co-Founder, Spongecell

Special Presentation: "The Rise & Practice of Social Entrepreneurship"

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, University Center, Conan Room
Presenters are:

Social Innovation Mini Job Fair and Mixer
4:30 — 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, Newell-Simon Hall Atrium
Participants will have an opportunity to meet representatives of not-for-profit agencies and social enterprise organizations in the Pittsburgh region.

Program Sponsors Include: Biomedical Engineering; Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation; College of Fine Arts; Donald Bonk and the Office of the Vice President for Research; Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship; Engineering and Technology Innovation Management Program; Entertainment Technology Center; Graduate Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club; Tepper Graduate Business Association; Graduate Student Assembly; Heinz College & the Institute for Social Innovation; Idea Foundry; Net Impact; Pittsburgh Equity Partners; Project Olympus; Scott Russell (BS'82); Tepper School of Business; Tepper Wednesday Night Insight Series; and the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association.

For more information:

Editor's Note: Journalists are welcome to attend these sessions. To register, please contact Carnegie Mellon University Media Relations.