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Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 15-22, 2019

Celebrate the entrepreneurial and innovative culture at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh during Global Entrepreneurship Week powered by the Kauffman Foundation! Be a part of the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. We continue to collaborate with Pitt's Global Entrepreneurship Week, hosted by the Innovation InstituteFor questions, please contact Sonya Ford.

Partnering With

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pitt alumni association
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Pitt Student Affairs
Pitt Innovation Institute
Pitt Big Idea Center
UPMC Enterprise
Fourth River Solutions

2019 Events

STUDENT SHADOWS with Pittsburgh Startups

Where: Friday, November 15, 2019 (TBD)
Student Meeting Time:
Tentatively 12:45 p.m.
Tentatively 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Public transportation should be used.
Business Casual


Registration is required to attend this event. To reserve your space please contact: Emily Bennett

This exclusive opportunity to visit with awesome startups right here in Pittsburgh is a chance to hear from members of startup teams and what it takes to succeed in an innovation and entrepreneurial environment! Space is limited. Startups are TBD. Please check back soon.

Who Should Attend: CMU & Pitt Students

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The Money Table Graduate Investor Competition

Friday & Saturday, November 15 & 16, 2019
Where: Pitt, Alumni Hall and CMU, Tepper Quad 3rd Fl., Swartz Center

Startup companies are a dime a dozen. Think you've got what it takes to pick a winner? Introducing The Money Table, the competition where you are the angel investor. Put real Pittsburgh startup companies in your hot seat. As you grill local entrepreneurs, real angel investors assess your investment team in a single elimination tournament. No experience required; we'll give you a crash course in investing prior to the competition. All backgrounds welcome, but you must be a graduate student to participate.

Who Should Attend: Graduate Students from Pitt and CMU Only


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Steel City Startups: Pitt x CMU

Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pitt Campus, Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Join us for this reception to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of Pittsburgh. This event will start with a networking reception for alumni, faculty, students and friends from Pitt and CMU followed by 4 TEDx style presentations from Pitt and CMU innovators. Hear how these entrepreneurs have pursued their dreams and leveraged resources at both universities to help grow their startups.

Who Should Attend: Open to all


PDMA Pitch Competition

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: CMU, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship - Tepper Quad 3rd Fl.

Pittsburgh's Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association will help celebrate Pitt and CMU’s Global Entrepreneurship Week by sponsoring an exciting student pitch competition. Eight teams – four graduate and four undergraduate teams from Pitt and CMU – will have 90 seconds to pitch their innovative ideas to an expert panel of judges to compete for great prizes. Join us to experience the energy and creativity of Pittsburgh’s future innovators and entrepreneurs.

Apply if you are a Pitt student interested in pitching in the final competition. Teams will give a qualifying pitch and then be chosen to move on to compete in the final pitch competition, Nov 19.

Register to attend the final PDMA PittxCMU Pitch Competition below!



*Sponsored by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) 

Pittsburgh Good Neighbors: Social Impact Fireside Chat

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Pitt Campus, O’Hara Student Center, Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Interested in learning more about taking entrepreneurial action to help solve local, regional, national or global challenges? Students, alumni, and the Pittsburgh community are welcome to join us for a conversation with Pittsburgh mission-driven organizations…it's a journey from inspiration to impact.

Who Should Attend: Open to all

Startup Job Fair For Students & Alumni 

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Simon Hall Atrium

Do you want to be a part of something from the ground up? Interested in working for a startup?

Attend the Startup Job Fair to network with over 40 Pittsburgh startups looking to hire full-time, part-time, interns, and paid/unpaid positions in sales, marketing, operations, IT, engineering, and more. This annual event is presented by CMU Project Olympus and co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Tech Meetup and the University of Pittsburgh's Big Idea Center.

Who Should Attend:  CMU & Pitt Students & Recent Alumni