Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global movement to inspire people everywhere to unleash their ideas and take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.  Where will this week take you? 


Week of Events:  November 15-21, 2019

Friday, Nov 15: Student Shadows with Pittsburgh Startups 
Friday & Saturday, Nov 15 & 16: The Money Table
Monday, Nov 18: Steel City Startups: Pitt x CMU
Tuesday, Nov 19: PDMA Competition
Wednesday, Nov 20: Everyone Wins: Meet UpPrize Social Innovators
Thursday, Nov 21: Startup Job Fair

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Friday, November 15 
Student Shadows with Pittsburgh Startup

This exclusive opportunity to visit with awesome startups right here in Pittsburgh is a chance to hear from members of startup teams and what it takes to succeed in an innovation and entrepreneurial environment!  Space is limited. 


Where:  PNC Numo
Time:  10:30 A.M. -12:30 P.M.

Transportation: Public transportation should be used.
Attire: Business Casual
Who Should Attend: CMU & Pitt Students Students


Saturday, November 15 & 16, 2019


Where: Pitt and CMU Campus

Startup companies are a dime a dozen. Think you've got what it takes to pick a winner? Introducing The Money Table, the competition where you are the angel investor. Put real Pittsburgh startup companies in your hot seat. As you grill local entrepreneurs, real angel investors assess your investment team in a single elimination tournament. No experience required; we'll give you a crash course in investing prior to the competition. All backgrounds welcome, but you must be a graduate student to participate. 

Who Should Attend: Graduate Students from Pitt and CMU Only

GEW 2019 Money Table Apply

Monday, November 18


When5:30 -7:30 P.M. 
Pitt Campus, Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom

Join us for this reception to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of Pittsburgh. This event will start with a networking reception for alumni, faculty, students and friends from Pitt and CMU followed by TEDx style presentations from Pitt  and CMU innovators. Hear how these entrepreneurs have pursued their dreams and leveraged resources at both universities to help grow their startups.

Who Should Attend:  Open to all. 
2019 Register for Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: Steel City Startups_Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 19

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Where: CMU, Tepper Quad, Swartz Center

Pittsburgh's Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association will help celebrate Pitt and CMU’s Global Entrepreneurship Week by sponsoring an exciting student pitch competition.  Eight teams – four graduate and four undergraduate teams from Pitt and CMU – will have 90 seconds to pitch their innovative ideas to an expert panel of judges to compete for great prizes.  Join us to experience the energy and creativity of Pittsburgh’s future innovators and entrepreneurs.
*Sponsored by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA)
Apply if you are a Pitt student interested in pitching in the final competition. Teams will give a qualifying pitch and then be chosen to move on to compete in the final pitch competition, Nov 19. 
Register to attend the final PDMA PittxCMU Pitch Competition below!
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 PDMA Pitch Competition

Wednesday, November 20


Time: 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Where: Pitt Campus, O'Hara Student Center, Dining Room (1st Floor)

Interested in learning more about taking entrepreneurial action to help solve local, regional, national or global challenges?  Students, alumni, and the Pittsburgh community are welcome to join us for a conversation with Pittsburgh mission-driven organizations…it's a journey from inspiration to impact.

Register for Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: Social Innovation Panel
Who Should Attend:  Open to all.

Thursday, November 21

Time: 4:00 -7:00 P.M.
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Simon Hall Atrium

Do you want to be a part of something from the ground up? Interested in working for a startup?

Attend the Startup Job Fair to network with over 40 Pittsburgh startups looking to hire full-time, part-time, interns, and paid/unpaid positions in sales, marketing, operations, IT, engineering, and more.  This annual event is presented by CMU Project Olympus and co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Tech Meetup and the University of Pittsburgh's Big Idea Center. 

Who Should Attend: Open to all.


Register for Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: Startup Job Fair


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