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: Global Entrepreneurship Reception
Tuesday, Nov 13: PDMA Competition
Wednesday, Nov 14: Social Innovation Panel
Thursday, Nov 15: Startup Job Fair
Friday, Nov 16: Student Shadows
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
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 PM
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)
Social Impact Panel & Reception
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Pitt Campus
Interested in learning more about taking entrepreneurial action to help solve local, regional, national or global challenges? Join us for a conversation with one of Pittsburgh's mission-driven enterprises as they talk with us about their journey from inspiration to impact, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and what’s next on their horizon.Following the conversation and stick around for mingling with others in our region’s social innovation and impact ecosystem.
Who Should Attend: Open to all.
Thursday, November 15
Startup Job Fair For Students & Alumni
Time: 4:00 -7:00PM
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
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! Lunch will be provided! Space is limited.
When: Details TBA
Registration coming soon.
Registration is required to attend this event.
Student Meeting Time: TBA
Attire: Business Casual
Transportation: Public transportation should be used.
Who Should Attend: CMU & Pitt Students