Carnegie Mellon University
Startup Job Fair

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 Matt Katsaros.

2022 Events

Steel City Startups

Monday, November 14, 2022
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 and Carnegie Mellon University. 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.

Building & Leveraging Your Professional Team

(Part of the Start Smart Legal Series)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom, please register to receive Zoom info


In addition to your cofounders and team members, startups need a knowledgeable team of professionals from a variety of fields who are experienced working with startups. This includes your lawyer, accountant, insurer, and banker as well as advisors. This session will start with how to find the lawyer that is the best fit for your startup and then give some advice on rounding out your professional team, recruiting advisors and maximizing the value of the relationship.

Who Should Attend: Open to all

Kuzneski Innovation Cup Finalist Showcase

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Live Broadcast


Teams from 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, the Kuzneski Innovation Cup. Now we present the finalist teams to you! Join us virtually as we celebrate our student teams and learn about the projects “spinning out” of the Big Idea Center. $25,000 will be awarded in this showcase of Pitt entrepreneurial talent!

A live broadcast of the event will be made available to public audiences.

Who Should Attend: Open to all

PDMA Competition

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: CMU Swartz Center


Students who chose to represent Pitt, CMU, Chatham 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) 

2022 Partners

project olympus
Innovative Institute
Pitt Big Idea Center