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Major Upcoming Events for the Swartz Center & CMU T&E



Our CONNECTS seminar series enhances the experiential education of any individual interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Tailored mainly for students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization, the seminars run throughout the academic year. Teams looking for talent and talent looking for teams can CONNECT at these events.

Events are held between September 13 - November 15
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, 3rd Level, Tepper Quad

View the full schedule.

Choppy Waters Ahead

Choppy Waters Ahead: Navigating Economic Uncertainty

Wednesday, October 12 2022
12:00 PM EST


It’s been many years since the last downturn, which pre-dates many young companies. Join panelists David Kalson, Craig Markovitz, and Jennifer Park for this important webinar dealing with how companies have addressed similar challenges in 2008, the lessons learned and how they apply to today’s economic conditions.

Practical considerations will also be discussed, such as an evaluation of workforce needs, funding instruments for challenged companies in a tight funding environment and market opportunities.


Big Picture and Systems Design

Thursday, October 13, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM
CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor, 4765 Forbes Avenue


An Expert Panel to Discuss Carnegie Mellon University's New Strategic Design Kit and How Startups, Corporations and Non-profits Can Use It (for FREE!)

Carnegie Mellon's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Corporate Startup Lab and maad labs, is launching a free-to-use strategic design kit under a creative commons license. The early version of the strategic design kit includes over twenty design thinking templates hosted by miro (sneak preview here) and accompanying videos featuring CMU's faculty. The kit hopes to catalyze a broad audience of strategy, sales, product and design professionals to shape the world in a more empathetic way at a fraction of the time and cost of legacy methods.

Autonomous Mobility Forum

Autonomous Mobility Forum

Thursday, October 13, 2022
2:00-7:00 p.m. ET
CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor, 4765 Forbes Avenue


The Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science and iMerit is hosting an Autonomous Mobility Forum on Thursday, October 13 at the CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

Leading autonomous mobility companies such as Aurora, Argo AI, iMerit, Motional, Waymo and more are expected to present their latest advancements and participate in an autonomous mobility executive roundtable to discuss the future of the industry. The day will conclude with a networking reception for all speakers, attendees and students.

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2022 Corporate Startup Lab Case Competition Final Presentations

Thursday, October 20, 2022
3:00 - 7:30 PM EST
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, 4765 Forbes Avenue, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor


Join the CMU Swartz Center for the final round of the first ever CSL Case Competition, sponsored by Optum Startup Studio!

Ten teams will present their solutions to the prompt themed around Health Equity. The presentations will be followed by an announcement of the prize winners, dinner and a networking reception.

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CSL Forum 2022: Technology for Innovation's Sake

November 16-17, 2022
Tepper Quad Building, 4765 Forbes Avenue,
Simmons Auditorium, 1st Floor


A common critique, “oh, that is just technology for innovation’s sake” has unfortunately been applicable to an increasing number of projects. However, there have also been technology initiatives that have unlocked massive value for customers and ultimately transformed enterprises.

Join us for another exciting CSL Forum and find out how technology can and must play the role of a key enabler of transformative innovation. See the event flyer.

Contact Sean Mawhinney at with questions.