TechMeetUp Supports CMU’s Project Olympus

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 17:24

TechMeetUp is hosting a fundraiser for Project Olympus – CMU’s tech start-up accelerator.

Come learn more about Olympus, network with regional technology entrepreneurs and enthusiasts and hear Ty Morse, CEO of Songwhale talk about the company’s explosive growth.

Where: Newell Simon Hall Atrium
When: Wednesday, March 16th.

Refreshments start at 6:30pm, Ty will speak from 7pm to 8pm.

Suggested donation:
$15 for professionals, $5 for students

All proceeds will be donated to Project Olympus.

Please RSVP:
http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Tech/

About TechMeetUp:
Regular venue for technology entrepreneurs and enthusiasts to:
- give a cool technology demo - give an elevator pitch
- listen to a keynote - see a tutorial
- meet like-minded people - share ideas
- discuss the hottest trends

About Project Olympus:
Olympus’s mission is to bridge the gap between world class research and innovation and commercialization by providing start-up advice, micro-grants, incubator space and connections for faculty and students across campus. Since its founding in 2007, it has helped launch 65 projects, and 30 companies have raised over $8.7M in follow on funding.

About Songwhale:
Ty Morse is the CEO of Songwhale, a company that relocated to Pittsburgh to tap into the technical talent that exists here. Songwhale is an interactive media company reaching consumers across a variety of touch points including Web, WAP, and SMS technologies. Ty's company serves a diverse portfolio of nationally recognized brands such as AT&T, EA Sports, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, and Harley-Davidson as well as some hometown favorites including the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Songwhale has launched new products and gained new customers with lightning speed, and Ty will provide an inside look into what the challenges and rewards are for running a high-growth company while rapidly developing international markets and new product opportunities.

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