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For the safety of our students and community, the Swartz Center is postponing all in person events until further notice.

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McGinnis Venture Competition

2021 McGinnis Venture Competition Now Open

The McGinnis Venture Competition, a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University's community of student entrepreneurs, brings together Carnegie Mellon's best and brightest student entrepreneurs to compete for $60K in investments.

Application Deadline is Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Register and Apply for the 2021 McGinnis Venture Competition

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GEC Winter Speaker Series

The Graduate Entrepreneurship Club Winter Speaker Series!

Looking for entrepreneurship inspiration before Mini 3 begins? The CMU GEC is hosting a virtual Winter Trek Speaker Series on January 19, 20 and 21, 2021 with three amazing guests on the leading edge of entrepreneurship and innovation. Join Bonnie Rosen (Techstars Space Accelerator), Carmelo Montalvo (COO, Forest Devices and CMU grad), and Mitchell London (Serial Robotics Entrepreneur and CMU grad) to discuss their journeys in entrepreneurship, innovation and high tech.

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Techstars Space Accelerator Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Arrow Electronics, SAIC, and Israel Aerospace Industries-North America (IAI) have united to bring you The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator (pdf). The accelerator, which will run virtually, is focused on the next generation of space tech companies, businesses from adjacent industries, i.e. automotive, agriculture, energy, mining, finance and manufacturing. Apply to the accelerator by February 28, 2021.

Find out more and register for the Techstars Space Accelerator virtual information session.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Find out more and register for the Techstars Space Accelerator virtual information session.
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Pear Pitch Event

Pear Pitch! for CMU

February 12, 2021
6:00 p.m. EST

VC's from a16z, Gradient Ventures and Pear VC are holding a 'Pitch Night' event for CMU students and alumni. This is an opportunity to practice your pitch and receive live feedback from top VCs, or just register to watch the event. Pitches will be three minutes, without slides.

Note: Students can either watch or pitch. All students are routed to the web page.

Register here to pitch or watch.