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December 18, 2020

Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! The next Weekly Bulletin will be published on January 8, 2021.

Luis Von Ahn Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Luis von Ahn, a consulting professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department and co-founder and CEO of the language-learning platform Duolingo, is among 175 academic inventors elected as 2020 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Read more.
CMU Startup Parthean Launches New Product

Online learning app Parthean, founded by CMU College of Engineering alumnus and CEO Arman Hezarkhani, has launched its new product called Parthean Daily. The new feature recognizes your interests and sends you custom daily lessons that are specific to your learning goals. Find out more and sign up.
SPECIAL EVENT!

DEI Entrepreneurship Panel Webinar

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm; EST

Register 


CMU's Student Affairs office presents a panel discussion with alumni and industry experts focused on the centralization of diversity, equity and inclusion frameworks as a foundational ingredient to building inclusive companies. This panel is intended to engage current and future entrepreneurs. Registration required in advance. A brief Q&A will follow.

Panelists:

Lindsay Liu (MCS '09): Head of Marketing at LTSE;
Lara McLeod (DC '14): Equity & Belonging Manager at Zillow;
Andres Velez (TPR '14): CAO - Citigroup Latin America, MBA candidate at IESE;
Jim Gibbs (SCS '01): Co-founder & CEO at Meter Feeder; and
JoAnna Hartzmark (DC '10): Founder & CEO at Revelle.

CONNECTS/START SMART LAW Seminars

The CONNECTS/START SMART Law Seminars have ended for the Fall semester. The seminars will resume at the start of the Spring semester in February, 2021.

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


99 Tartans Makes $150K Series A Investment in Aurochs 


The 99 Tartans community announced its Series A investment of $150K in CMU startup Aurochs Brewing, founded by Tepper School of Business alumnus, Ryan Bove. Aurochs is a gluten-free brewer based in Pittsburgh, PA. 
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 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUBS
CMU GEC CMU UEA Scottie Ventures CMU Summit
CMU TECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP


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.
SWARTZ CENTER SPOTLIGHT
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.
HOW TO WORK OUT OF THE SWARTZ CENTER


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.
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

Jobs/Resources

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT



Innovation Fellows Program

The Innovation Fellows Program helps accelerate the process of commercializing university research. It aims to foster entrepreneurship among graduate students, post doctoral fellows and research assistants. Read more.
SWARTZ CENTER PROGRAMS
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