Carnegie Mellon University
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Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 14 - 20, 2022

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 Big Idea CenterFor questions, please contact Sonya Ford.

Check back for more info regarding the 2022 events.

2021 Events


November 5, 2021: Orientation, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
November 6, 2021: Competition, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Zoom

A graduate student investment competition where YOU are the angel investors and put real Pittsburgh startup companies in YOUR hot seat. As student angels, you will grill local entrepreneurs and REAL angel investors will assess your team! No experience is required.

The application deadline is Oct 29.
Who Should Attend: Graduate Students from Pitt and CMU Only

Steel City Startups

Monday, November 8, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Join us for this virtual panel to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University 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.

Meet the Funders

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Funding is the fuel to spur the growth of companies and the city of Pittsburgh is fortunate to be the home to new and unique sources of funds operating throughout the region. Join us as we feature a panel of professional funders as they share their stories. Hear about how their fund or program operates and how YOU can become a good candidate for their investment!

Who Should Attend: Open to all.

Meet the Champions

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Pittsburgh supports its entrepreneurs! Our region’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial support system was recently recognized in the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, ranking Pittsburgh #23 in its list of Emerging Startup Ecosystems globally.

Join us on November 10 for a virtual “fireside chat” with representatives from some of the newer organizations and programs that are enriching our region’s ecosystem and ability to support a diverse range of entrepreneurs and businesses. Hear from and connect with these champions of entrepreneurs to learn how they can support your entrepreneurial journey.

Emcee: Sean Luther, Pittsburgh Innovation District

Who Should Attend: Open to all

PDMA Competition

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Students who chose to represent Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne will go head-to-head in this year’s Pittsburgh's Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association. Witness the entrepreneurial talent growing within each of these Pittsburgh universities as students showcase their big ideas for a panel of judges.

Who Should Attend: Open to all.


*Sponsored by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) 

Kuzneski Innovation Cup

Friday, November 12, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info

Teams from throughout the University of Pittsburgh have worked on and pitched their new ideas to a panel of industry professionals as part of the Big Idea Center’s newest competition opportunity. Join us as we present the finalist teams to you and announce the winners. Celebrate our student entrepreneurs and learn about the projects “spinning out” of the Big Idea Center!

Who Should Attend: Open to all