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

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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.

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Family Business Leadership Speakers Series presents

Stephanie Hickman, President & CEO, Trice Construction Company

From Mississippi Dirt Roads to the Obama Presidential Center: Building Generational Success

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. EST
CMU Simmons A (Auditorium),Tepper School of Business, 4765 Forbes Avenue


Each year, the CMU Swartz Center invites Family Business Leaders to join us for a talk, which is open to the Tepper School and broader Pittsburgh community. Speakers include family business leaders, family enterprise thinkers and advisors targeting particular pain points around succession, valuation, mediating family conflict and other family business specific topics.

Cleantech Open Northeast Pittsburgh Kickoff Party

Cleantech Open Northeast Pittsburgh Kickoff Party

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
5:30 p.m. EST
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor


Come join Cleantech Open Northeast for an evening of food, drink, celebration and opportunity at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. This event is co-hosted by CMU's Swartz Center and the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

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VentureBridge Tech and Recruiting Talk: Innovations in AI/Robotics, Engineering and Software at CMU Alumni Startup Companies

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
5:30 - 7:00 PM | EST
CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor


VentureBridge Summer Accelerator Info Sessions

VentureBridge Summer Accelerator Info Sessions

Join a virtual info session to learn more about the VentureBridge Summer Accelerator

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

CSL Fireside Chat

CSL Fireside Chat Speaker Series: Kevin Acklin

Monday, February 20, 2023
5:00 - 6:00 PM | EST
Swartz Center, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor


The Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) is proud to continue its popular Fireside Chat series with Kevin Acklin, President of Business Operations at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Previously Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel with the Penguins, Kevin oversees all business operations of the club and its affiliates, reporting directly to ownership at Fenway Sports Group.

Robotics Factory Meet and Greet

Robotics Factory Meet and Greet

February 21, 2023
6:00 - 7:00 PM | EST
Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor


Join the CMU Swartz Center for an in-person information session to learn about Innovation Works' new Robotics Factory Accelerate Program launching in 2023.

The Robotics Factory-Accelerate program is a new accelerator for robotics and advanced technology. The program will run from June 2023 through January 2024, and will accep up to six pre-seed startups.

Similar to Innovation Works’ three existing accelerators (software, hardware, life sciences), the Robotics Factory-Accelerate program will propel startups to the next level of success through mentorship, customized programming, manufacturing support, network resources and up to $100K in funding.

The deadline to apply to the Accelerator is March 31, 2023. 

Patron Office Hours

Pwc and Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC are holding office hours in person at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship for any interested CMU graduate, undergraduate or alumni interested in entrepreneurship or members of the Swartz Center network.

Upcoming 'In Person' Office Hours

Location: Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor,
Suite 3700


PwC Office Hours - Trust and Consulting Solutions

When: The following Wednesdays at 12-5PM | ET

  • March 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • May 3, 2023
  • June 7, 2023

Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC - Legal Services Office Hours

When: Every Thursday between 12-4pm | ET


Walk-ins accepted. Registration NOT required!