Carnegie Mellon University
Office Hours will be 30-minute meetings and must be scheduled in advanced with the expert directly; They will be held at Project Olympus, 4620 Henry Street [map] unless otherwise noted or agreed upon. All of the Office Hours experts volunteer their time to help you with your startup. Please respect their time by arriving to the meeting on-time and communicating if, for any reason, you are unable to make it. For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding Office Hours, contact Erin O'Toole, Program Manager for Project Olympus.

Getting Started

Kit Needham

Kit Needham

Early Stage Advisor and Mentor

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Startup Strategy

Randy Eager

Randy Eager

Serial Entrepreneur

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Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris

Executive Director, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

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William Kaigler

William Kaigler

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Ian Magazine

Ian Magazine

Strategy, Operations, and Finance Executive in Breakthrough Innovations and Technologies

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Craig Markovitz

Craig Markovitz

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Don Morrison

Don Morrison

Chairman of Deal Flow BlueTree Allied Angels

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Robb Myer

Robb Myer

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Kit Needham

Kit Needham

Early Stage Advisor and Mentor

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John Seiffer

John Seiffer

Business Advisor to growing companies

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Tech Transfer; Research Commercialization

Reed McManigle

Reed McManigle

Senior Manager

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Patents, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property

Chip Dougherty

Chip Dougherty

Attorney at Vorys, Legal Counsel

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Kathleen Kuznicki

Kathleen Kuznicki

Patent Attorney at Lynch Law

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David Oberdick

David Oberdick

Patent Attorney

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Immigration Law and F-1 Visas

John Brendel

John S. Brendel

Director at Cohen & Grigsby

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Larry Lebowitz

Larry Lebowitz

Chair of Immigration Group at Cohen & Grigsby

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Robert Whitehill

Robert S. Whitehill

Partner at Fox Rothschild

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Taxes

Kevin Israel

Kevin Israel

Partner at Meyer Unkovic Scott

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Brian Lenart

Brian Lenart

Tax Principal

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Jessica Slean

Jessica Slean

Manager at KPMG US

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Web Design

Tanmay Varma

Tanmay Varma

Co-Founder at Adster Web Solutions & CoWork Labs

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Hardware

Ilana Diamond

Ilana Diamond

Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear

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Tim Fletcher

Tim Fletcher

President, OneBusinessDesign, LLC.

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Ramsay Hartley

Ramsay Hartley

Account Development Representative, Arrow Electronics

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Product Prototyping

Ilana Diamond

Ilana Diamond

Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear

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Uriel Eisen

Uriel Eisen

Physical Prototyping

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Ben Matzke

Ben Matzke

Manufacturing Design

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Manufacturing

Jim Chrise

Jim Chrise

Sr. Executive Business Leader

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Ilana Diamond

Ilana Diamond

Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear

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Afshan Khan

Afshan Khan

Manufacturing Program Manager at Innovation Works

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Ben Matzke

Ben Matzke

Manufacturing Design

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Robotics

Patti Rote

Patti Rote

Co-Founder, Girls of Steel

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Sales

Adam Paulisick

Adam Paulisick

Chief Customer Officer at MAYA Design

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Bruce Smith

Bruce E.G. Smith

Principal at Achieving Sales Results

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Suzy Teele

Suzy Teele

Head of Marketing & Communications for ARM Institute

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Marketing

Marta Dalton

Marta Dalton

Director of e-Commerce at Coca-Cola

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Mary Beth Green

Mary Beth Green

Marketing Strategy Leader

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Monica Robinson

Monica Robinson

Sr. Marketing Manager at Microsoft

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Suzy Teele

Suzy Teele

Head of Marketing & Communications for ARM Institute

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Funding

Dave Lishego

Dave Lishego

Investment Associate at Innovation Works

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Ian Magazine

Ian Magazine

Strategy, Operations, and Finance Executive in Breakthrough Innovations and Technologies

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Zach Malone

Zach Malone

Associate at Draper Triangle Ventures

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Alicia McGinnis

Alicia McGinnis

Executive Director at FortyX80

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Jean-Luc Park

Jean-Luc Park

Consultant for Capital Foundry

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Crowdfunding

Todd Medema

Todd Medema

Inventor at FabricateIO

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Blockchain/Cryptocurrency

Kartik Mandaville

Kartik Mandaville

CEO/Founder of SpringRole

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Local Resources & Economic Development

Cathy McCollom

Cathy McCollom

Director of PA's River Town Program

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Jennifer Wilhelm

Jennifer Wilhelm

Manager at URA

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Government & Global Resources

LeeAnne Haworth

LeeAnne Haworth

International Business Professional

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Tim McNulty

Tim McNulty

Associate VP of Government Relations

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Steven Murray

Steven Murray

Senior International Specialist

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Energy

Carolyn Pengidore

Carolyn Pengidore

CEO ClearChoice Energy

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Anna Siefken

Anna Siefken

Associate Director for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

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Deborah Stine

Dr. Deborah Stine

Associate Director for Policy Outreach

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Banking

Brian Finneran

Brian Finneran

Owner, Finneran & Associates

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Rich Loevlie

Rich Loevlie

VP at PNC, Business Banking

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Accounting

Brian Finneran

Brian Finneran

Owner, Finneran & Associates

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Rich Loevlie

Rich Loevlie

VP at PNC, Business Banking

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Social Enterprise

Susanne Cole

Susanne Cole

President & CEO of Pressley Ridge

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Nicole Muise-Kielkucki

Nicole Muise-Kielkucki

Director of Social Enterprise Initiatives at Idea Foundry

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E-Sports

James O'Connor

James O'Connor

Allegheny County Economic Development

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EdTech

Derek Lomas

Derek Lomas

CEO of Playpower Labs

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Nikki Navta

Nikki Navta

CEO of Zulama

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Bharani Rajakumar

Bharani Rajakumar

CEO and Co-Founder of LearnBop

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FDA Regulations

Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Senior Director Regulatory Affairs

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Elora Gupta

Dr. Elora Gupta

Partner, Drug and Device Advisory Group

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Lynne Porter

Dr. Lynne Porter

MD FACP

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SBIR/STTR Grants

Philip Brooks

Philip Brooks

Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Pitt Innovation Institute

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Elora Gupta

Dr. Elora Gupta

Partner, Drug and Device Advisory Group

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Richard Longo

Richard Longo

Senior Consultant

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Jocelyn Sheppard

Dr. Jocelyn Sheppard

Principal Consultant, Red House Consulting

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Melanie Simko

Melanie Simko

Program Manager, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

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Bio/Pharma

Cindy Chepanoske

Cindy Chepanoske

Manager, CTTEC

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BioTech/Life Sciences

William Kaigler

William Kaigler

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Craig Markovitz

Craig Markovitz

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Lynne Porter

Dr. Lynne Porter

MD FACP

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Jay Srini

Jay Srini

Chief Strategist, SCS Ventures

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Insurance

Ryan Casciani

Ryan Casciani

Sr. Account Executive, Henderson Brothers

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Sean Ruppert

Sean Ruppert

Litigation Associate at Kraemer, Manes & Associates

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Real Estate

Michael Stuart

Michael Stuart

Commercial Real Estate Broker at CBRE

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