Carnegie Mellon University
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Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 15-21, 2021

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.

Check back for events for 2021.

2020 Events

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The Money Table

Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2020
Where: Virtual Zoom

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

Ben Weiss: Author, Basementality | Founder, Crook & Marker and Bai Brands

Monday, November 9, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Join us for this special presentation, for 2020 only! The University of Pittsburgh presents Ben Weiss, founder of Bai Brands and author of Basementality, in this new talk designed to inspire budding entrepreneurs to get their ideas off of the ground. Ben founded Bai Brands in the basement of his townhouse in 2009 and, in just seven years, built Bai into the fastest-growing brand in the industry, leading to its $1.7 billion acquisition by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. His new book, Basementality, offers the first inside look at how he drove Bai’s fight against Big Sugar and elevated the company from his basement to a $1.7 billion brand. It is the story of old-fashioned door-to-door hustle, naïve belief and the powerful mindset of a classic American entrepreneur.

Special discount code for 30% off the hardcover book on Amazon when you register for the event! (The code will expire on 11/23).

Who Should Attend: Open to all


Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

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. Top graduate and undergraduate teams from Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne will 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.


*Sponsored by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) 

Changing the World: Social Innovation Panel

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

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


Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Virtua Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Join us for our annual event highlighting startups from throughout the greater city of Pittsburgh! Hear TEDx style presentations from Pitt and CMU innovators and learn about how they were motivated to pursue commercialization, what path they are taking, and the challenges they’ve faced.

Who Should Attend:  Open to all