Events -Project Olympus - Carnegie Mellon University


Have a startup idea? The Project Olympus incubator welcomes students, faculty and staff who are interested in exploring the possibility of creating a business. Find out more about the program and how to apply.


All office hours take place at Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, phone (412) 268-2560

Physical Prototyping - New!

Need help creating or improving a physical prototype for your startup? Meet with Uriel Eisen, chief product officer at CMU startup Rorus, Inc., who has experience building everything from backpacks to cars and robotic boats. He is also familiar with many manufacturing methods and resources.

Office hours will be held weekly. Email to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Office Hours with CIE Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time: 9 am-12 pm

Completed your MVP and looking for what to do next? Startups are about growth. Get real-world coaching on reaching your next startup milestone with CMU alumnus and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Robb Myer. Email to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Patent and Trademark Strategy

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Time: 12-2 pm

David Oberdick, Meyer Unkovic & Scott, counsels companies and individuals on intellectual property matters including:

• patents
• trademarks
• copyrights
• trade secrets
• software and technology licensing

David also helps with matters concerning entity formation, financing, acquisition, due diligence and employment and independent contractor agreements. Email to schedule an appointment.

Hardware Design Consulting for Startups

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 12-1 pm

Need help designing the hardware for your startup? Get advice from Ramsay Hartley of Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products and services. Arrow specializes in IoT, semiconductors (passives, capacitors, electromechanical and connectors) and power supplies for all applications. Contact to schedule an appointment.

Sales and Marketing Strategies

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 8-9:30 am

Feel like nobody gets what your product really does? Need help simplifying your idea? Meet with Adam Paulisick, serial entrepreneur and adjunct professor of sales and marketing at the CMU Tepper School of Business, to bring commercial clarity to your efforts. Contact to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Web & Mobile App Design

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 9-11 am

Building a web or mobile application? The entrepreneurial-minded designers and developers at Roket can help you define or refine feature set, product messaging, app architecture, user flows and interface, brand application and other design opportunities. Schedule a half hour appointment with one of the designers at Roket. Contact with questions.

Office Hours with CIE Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 9 am-12 pm

Completed your MVP and looking for what to do next? Startups are about growth. Get real-world coaching on reaching your next startup milestone with CMU alumnus and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Robb Myer. Email to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Startup Strategy and Advice

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 2-4pm

Get advice on your startup idea from serial entrepreneur, angel investor and mentor John Seiffer. John specializes in:

• Customer development - defining and prioritizing hypotheses to test and find the right tools to test them
• Business model definition - understanding how unit economics works (or doesn't) with what you're learning
• Team interactions and responsibilities

Email to schedule a half-hour appointment.

Legal Office Hours

Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Time: 3-5 pm

Lawyers from Saul Ewing, LLP will hold free office hours for the CMU startup community. Email to schedule a half-hour appointment.


Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) Office Hours

Have a research innovation you'd like to commercialize? Licensing managers at CTTEC hold office hours around campus. Check the schedule for locations and times.

Chatham's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Office Hours

Are you a female entrepreneur seeking guidance for your idea? The Chatham CWE conducts office hours on Mondays from 12-2 pm. Call 412-365-1253 or send an email to to schedule an appointment.



Applications are being accepted for the Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program, an initiative that fast-tracks the careers of CMU's graduate students who are passionate about entrepreneurship in the technology arena.

This highly-selective program develops each Fellow’s entrepreneurial potential and leadership skills through hands-on experiences, networking, mentoring and courses in entrepreneurship. The program's core is a mentored summer internship with a top-tier, VC-backed startup within the high-tech, high-growth environment in the Bay Area.

Apply by August 26, 2016.


The CMU CIE's Innovation Fellows Program helps to accelerate the process of commercializing university research. It aims to foster entrepreneurship among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty—the research personnel who work directly with faculty investigators to conduct scientific experiments, solve problems and innovate. Selected fellows receive a $50K contribution from the CIE. Apply by July 30, 2016.


Vrume, founded by CMU robotics master student Sean Bryan, provides analytics to help improve the performance of race car drivers. The company is looking for a full-stack developer to help build its initial platform. This is a paid position offering unprecedented access to local race tracks and race car drivers. Learn more about Vrume. Send inquiries and resumes to


Gecko Robotics automates industrial inspection and repair where existing processes are dangerous and inefficient. The company is hiring full-time developers to help program full-stack platforms that control the robots and analyze data. Find out more and apply. Contact for more information.


AlphaLab, Pittsburgh's nationally-ranked software accelerator, is seeking a Program Coordinator to assist with event logistics and communications, facilities management and administrative tasks. Candidates should possess operational and marketing skills and be able to thrive in the fast-paced startup environment. Find out more and apply.


The Village Capital Health: US 2016 program, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation, is seeking applications from early-stage ventures with digital solutions to health problems frequently affiliated with low-income patients. This 12-day, three-month program will support entrepreneurs with an award-winning curriculum, mentorship from sector leaders and will foster engagement with potential strategic partners and investors.

At the end of the program, the top two ventures ranked highest by their peers will receive a $75K investment from VilCap Investments.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The final deadline to apply is August 1, 2016.


Interested in working for a startup? Apply for job or internship opportunities from startups that are working with Pittsburgh's Innovation Works, AlphaLab or AlphaLab Gear.

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