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January 29, 2021

Gecko Robotics to Move Into New Pittsburgh Headquarters

Pittsburgh-based Gecko Robotics signed a lease to move into a 70,000-square-foot space a Nova Place on the North Side, double the size of its current East Liberty location.
Gecko Robotics creates wall-scaling robots and predictive maintenance software for industrial inspections in fields such as oil and gas and power. Read more.
CMU Spinout RoadBotics Helps Municipalities Maintain Roads More Expediently

Spun out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in 2016, RoadBotics helps governments better administer their public infrastructure assets by unifying their data on a single cloud platform. The company now has a customer base of more than 250 governmental units in 14 countries. Read more.
Apply to the NSF I-Corps Site Program by February 8

The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship is currently recruiting teams for its Spring 2021 NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) customer discovery training program. CMU faculty, staff, students and recent alumni are eligible to apply. Teams can be reimbursed up to $2,500 for eligible customer discovery expenses to assess the commercialization potential for their STEM technology. 
Pear Pitch! for CMU - February 12th @ 6pm ET

VC's from a16z, Gradient Ventures and Pear VC are holding a 'Pitch Night' event for CMU students and alumni. This is an opportunity to practice your pitch and receive live feedback from top VCs, or just register to watch the event. Pitches will be three minutes, without slides.

to pitch or watch.

Note: Students can either watch or pitch. All students are routed to the web page.

YC Webinar/Fireside Chat at Carnegie Mellon University
February 16 at 6-8 pm; EST

Join the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at an exciting webinar/fireside chat with Y Combinator partner and President Geoff Ralston on February 16; 6-8 pm; EST. Geoff will share some of the myths that exist around starting startups, what you should do while you’re still in school if you want to start a company and how YC can help you get started!

Register here.


See the full Spring 2021 schedule here.
Can't make a CONNECTS seminar? Watch on our YouTube channel. 

The mission of 99 Tartans is to partner with the highest potential, early-stage CMU alumni companies and accelerate their success through access to capital and networks. Please visit and find out more.
CMU GEC CMU UEA Scottie Ventures CMU Summit

CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship focuses on connecting the community, building an entrepreneurial culture and providing resources for our community to succeed. There are multiple region-based chapters within the group. Find out more and see
upcoming events.
A Message From the CMU Swartz Center

The CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship acknowledges the horrific and tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the many other Black and African-American men and women who have lost their lives due to systemic racism that unfortunately exists in our society.

We are in support and reaffirm Carnegie Mellon University’s commitment to working to dismantle systemic racism and continue to welcome and treat equally all students, alumni, staff, faculty and visitors who either work out of our space, visit or partner with us. We will do our part to ensure a better tomorrow for all.

Swartz Center Education and Resources

No matter what phase of the entrepreneurship cycle you're in, there are programs and resources at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship that will take your idea to the next level. Find out more.

Project Olympus Incubator Program

The Swartz Center's Project Olympus incubator program welcomes all students, faculty, staff and alumni from all schools at any stage, including social enterprise and life-style business ideas. Find out more. Sign up for Expert Office Hours.



The VentureBridge Program

VentureBridge is an initiative of the Swartz Center to help early stage Carnegie Mellon alumni founders develop their startups into fundable seed stage ventures. This effort is outside of the traditional education model and serves as a bridge between the many different ecosystems that Carnegie Mellon University alumni live and work. Find out more.

Visit the CMU Swartz Center website. Make a donation.
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