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 9-16
Friday & Saturday, Nov 9 & 10: The Money Table
Monday, Nov 12: Steel City Startups: Pitt x CMU
Tuesday, Nov 13: PDMA Competition
Wednesday, Nov 14: Pittsburgh Good Neighbors: Social Impact Fireside Chat
Thursday, Nov 15: Startup Job Fair
Friday, Nov 30: Student Shadows (please note the rescheduled date)
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.
This event is now full!
Who Should Attend: Graduate Students from Pitt and CMU Only
Steel City Startups: Pitt x CMU
When: 5:30 -7:30 P.M.
Where: 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 4 TEDx style presentations from Pitt and CMU innovators. Hear how these faculty innovators were motivated to pursue commercialization, what path they are taking and the challenges they’ve faced. There are sure to be some great takeaways for anyone considering commercializing an innovation or starting a company.
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Where: CMU, Tepper Quad, Swartz Center
PDMA Pittsburgh 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. The winning teams will receive cash prizes as well as access to a variety of resources which are generously donated from local sponsoring companies. From mentoring on Intellectual Property (IP) to providing product development and manufacturing advice, the sponsors will be focused on helping these young entrepreneurs develop their products and services. Join us to experience the energy and creativity of Pittsburgh’s future innovators and entrepreneurs.*Sponsored by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA)
Pittsburgh Good Neighbors: Social Impact Fireside Chat
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
Where: Pitt Campus, O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom (2nd 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 impact investors a conversation with four Pittsburgh impact investors who will talk about the various forms and motivations for investing in mission-driven organizations…all of whom have helped Thread International’s journey from inspiration to impact.
Time: 4:00 -7:00 P.M.
Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Simon Hall Atrium
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 Innovation Institute.
Who Should Attend: CMU & Pitt Students & Recent Alumni
Student Shadows with Pittsburgh Startups
*This event has been re-scheduled. It will now take place on November 30.
Register now for this exclusive opportunity to visit with awesome startups right here in Pittsburgh! Hear from members of their teams about life in a startup and what it takes to succeed in an innovation and entrepreneurial environment! Space is limited.
Student Meeting Time: Tentatively 12:45 P.M.
When: Tentatively 1:00-3:00 P.M.
Transportation: Public transportation should be used.
Attire: Business Casual
Who Should Attend: CMU & Pitt Students
Registration is required to attend this event. (Carnegie Mellon University students should email Emily Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.)