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Monday, March 4, 2013

University Initiative Aims to Support Alumni Entrepreneurs

Carnegie Mellon has been offering students and alumni an opportunity to start their own businesses since June 2012 with support from the Open Field Entrepreneur’s Fund (OFEF).

This fund awards money and resources to Carnegie Mellon alumni who graduated within the past five years.

David Mawhinney, an assistant teaching professor of entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business, serves as managing director of the fund.

“The fund was made possible by a gift from a gentleman, Jonathan Kaplan,” Mawhinney said, “who created the Flip Video camera and later sold it to Cisco Systems.

His wife, Marci Glazer, also helped found the fund. It’s a fund for young alumni from zero to five years of graduation to make their own jobs and follow their dreams.”... Read More»

By: Alvin Mathew / The Tartan