November 9-16, 2018
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 Innovation Week, hosted by the Innovation Institute. For questions, please contact Sonya Ford.
Check back for the list of 2018 events and sponsors.
Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10, 2018
Where: Pitt and CMU Campus
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.
Who Should Attend: Graduate Students from Pitt and CMU Only
Global Entrepreneurship Reception
Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: Pitt Campus, William Pitt Union, Ballroom
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 faculty innovators were motivated to pursue commercialization, what path they are taking and the challenges they’ve faced. There are sure to be some great takeaways for anyone considering commercializing an innovation or starting a company.
PDMA Pitch Competition
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: CMU, Swartz Center
PDMA Pittsburgh 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. The winning teams will receive cash prizes as well as access to a variety of resources which are generously donated from local sponsoring companies. From mentoring on Intellectual Property (IP) to providing product development and manufacturing advice, the sponsors will be focused on helping these young entrepreneurs develop their products and services.Join us to experience the energy and creativity of Pittsburgh’s future innovators and entrepreneurs.
*Sponsored by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA)
Social Impact Panel & Reception
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Who Should Attend: CMU & Pitt Students & Recent Alumni
Start-Up Job Fair For Students & Alumni
Thursday, November 15
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Simon Hall
Registration coming soon.
Join us for a conversation with four Pittsburgh mission-driven enterprises as they talk with us about their journey from inspiration to impact, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and what’s next on their horizon.
This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about taking entrepreneurial action to help solve local, regional, national or global challenges. Following the conversation, stick around for dessert and mingling with others in our region’s social innovation and impact ecosystem.
Student Shadows with Pittsburgh Start-ups
Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Registration coming soon.Registration is required to attend this event. Transportation will be provided.
Student Meeting Time: TBA
Attire: Business Casual
Transportation: Transportation will be provided to and from the visit.
Who Should Attend: All students
2018 GEW Partners
- Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
- Project Olympus
- Don Jones Center at the Tepper School of Business
- GEC (Graduate Entrepreneurship Club)
- UEA (Undergraduate Association of Entrepreneurship)
- Scotty Labs
- Pittsburgh Tech Meetup
- Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
- Innovation Practice Institute, University of Pittsburgh