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Steel City Startups: Pitt x CMU

November 18, 2019 

5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Alumni Hall

Yes, I'm coming.

Help us kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University!  This event will start with a networking reception for alumni, faculty, students and friends from Pitt and CMU followed by Tedx-style presentations.

Hear how these entrepreneurs have pursued their dreams and leveraged resources at both CMU & Pitt to help grow their startups. 

Please fill out the form on this page to register. 

Where:  Pitt Campus, Alumni hall, connolly Ballroom, 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Who Can Attend?  All students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members


5:30-6 p.m.  Networking with hot appetizers

6 p.m. Opening remarks with Kit Needham, CMU Project Olympus and Babs Carryer, Director, Big Idea Center

6:15 p.m. Meet Startup Teams from Pitt and CMU!

Who Can Attend?  All students, faculty,


Paris Mielke, Pairi
Pairi is the free scheduling + payment management app for beauty freelancers.

Tamar Krishnamurti, Naimi Health
Naima Health develops health tools using behavioral decision science and machine learning to engage patients in their clinical care.

Matt Spettel, Delta Band
Delta Band created DeltaTrainer, an app to give those who want to get in shape access to real personal trainers, live feedback, and a customized workout plan.

Sasha Cohen & Kyle Wyche,  Ecotone Renewables
EcoTone Renewables is a team of  engineers and data scientists who aim to re-develop food growth and waste practices while empowering communities.

Raj Sharma & Eric Ghildyal, Root Health
They scale empathetic clinical trials throughout the world by using conversation AI that engages with patients through voice, text, and video.

Brandon Contino, Four Growers
Four Growers has built an automated tomato-harvesting robot (and now cucumber & pepper) for use in greenhouses which solves the problem of farm labor shortages. 

Check out our video from last year GEW 2018!  

GEW 2018 – Steel City Startups Pitt x CMU