Welcome to the Spring, 2012 semester

Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:13

There are a number of events relevant to the entrepreneurial community coming up soon. See below for details:
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TiE MIXER EVENT

Date: Jan 25, 2012
Time: 5:30-8pm,
Location: The Library Bar, 2302 East Carson Street, 2nd Floor

This TiE Mixer also includes a Silent Auction: Bid on an opportunity for a one-to-one POWER LUNCH with a local VC or Angel Investor (lunch paid for by the VC or Angel!):
--Lunch with Joel Adams, Adams Capital Management, at Ditka's
--Lunch with Ed Engler and Steve Robinson, Pittsburgh Equity Partners, at Willow

Investor Panel, Nov 1

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:40

Improve your entrepreneurial ability by attending the Investor Panel on Tuesday, November 1. Ed Engler, Managing Partner at Pittsburgh Equity Partners, and Craig Gomulka, CIO of Innovation Works, will share their knowledge on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial investing. Topics will include how professional investors evaluate potential investments, how to successfully approach a professional investor, and lessons that every entrepreneur should learn before starting a company and raising money.

When: Tuesday, November 1, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: GHC 6115

This event is part of a series of events focused on improving CMU entrepreneurs:

Don Jones Center Pitching Workshop: October 2
Don Jones Center Needs Driven Innovation Workshop: November 4
Don Jones Center Sales Workshop: November 11
Think Like an Angel Entrepreneurial Challenge: November TBD
Venture Capital Trends: December 1
Don Jones Center Competition Preparation Workshop: December 2

First Fall 2011 Meeting of the E-club + Invited Talk (Logan Powell)

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:34

The first meeting of the Entrepreneuship club for the Fall 2011 semester will be next week. Details:

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Time: 6pm
Location: Gates Hillman Center 8115
Food will be provided (sponsored by Alpha Labs)
Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGY3a1FlZG...

Speakers:

-- Mike Woycheck, Program Manager at Alpha Labs will introduce the Alpha Labs Incubator program

-- Logan Powell, co-Founder of Krowder, will give a talk, followed by an open Q and A session. A brief description of their work:

" Combining the virtues of distributed computing and crowd-sourcing with the physical world of transportation, this company is working on a local e-commerce web platform that integrates a delivery system that allows the users themselves to provide the pick up and delivery services for the other users. Ever wanted to get something from a seller on craigslist, but neither you nor the seller could / wanted to transport it? That's something we fix among many other instances of convenient delivery options.

We seek to completely disrupt local commerce by creating an "everything is deliverable" marketplace that encompasses anyone from the individual to the corporation as buyers, sellers and local transporters / couriers."

Innovation Accelerator/ Innovation Summit by NSF in CMU

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:00

CMU is hosting this innovation summit, sponsored by the NSF and its private partner, the Innovation Accelerator. Entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and anyone who might ever be interested in applying for an NSF SBIR (Small business Innovation Research) award are encouraged to attend. The purpose of the Innovation Accelerator @ Carnegie Mellon is to stimulate the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pittsburgh and to support Carnegie Mellon's leadership role in this system.

Events on Campus-- Legal Workshop and Tepper Cross Campus event

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:49

Project Olympus is organizing a legal workshop on how to structure financial investments (especially those from friends and family) to avoid issues in the future. The presenter will be David J. Lehman, a partner at K&L Gates on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2011 from 5:30pm-7:00 p.m. at NSH 3305. Refreshments will be served.

If you'd like to attend, please email Cleah Schlueter (cleah@cs.cmu.edu) to register.
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The Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club at Tepper School are organizing a cross campus event-- "Entrepreneur’s Bullpen".

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Posner 146
Food will be served

Presenters will include:
· Davin Lafon from Guerrilla Mobile (mobile apps)
· Kelly Collier from ActivAided Othodics (medical devices)
· Mona Abdel-Halim from CareerImp (web-based services)
· Joseph Tucker from mBuilder (materials science)

Following this event will be a happy hour:

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm, immediately following the Entrepreneur’s Bullpen
Location: Mario’s in Shadyside, 5442 Walnut Street (formerly Doc’s)
Open to all graduate students

Startup Open Registration

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 12:19

The submissions deadline for Startup Open, a featured competition at Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 that recognizes startups with high-growth potential, is now only two weeks away (September 15).

Entrepreneurs who have a "startup moment" between GEW 2010 and GEW 2011 (Nov. 22, 2010 to Nov. 20, 2011) are eligible to take part.

All Club Mixer: Semester Kickoff

Submitted by admin on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 15:00

Olympus CONNECTS
CMU Entrepreneur Clubs Networking Event

Thursday, September 1, 2011
5‐7 pm
Olympus space: 4620 Henry Street

- Meet representatives & members from Olympus, EVC, SIFE, UEA, IdeaLab
- Refreshments Served

Please RSVP to Cleah (cleah@cs.cmu.edu)

Business Bout

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 22:13

Win $5000 for a great business idea
www.businessbout.com

Deadline: August 15

It’s a simple two page submission
* the first page about you (and your team)
* the second page about your idea.

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