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April 9, 2021

IN THE NEWS
CMU Alumni Arman Hezarkhani, Nikhil Choudhary and Jason Zhu Discuss The Idea Behind Parthean
Carnegie Mellon University alumni Arman Hezarkhani, Nikhil Choudhary and Jason Zhu co-founded Parthean to make learning a habit with a community-based platform that provides daily, curated content and progress tracking. The three founders, who collectively have experiences across tech and consulting companies including Google, Palantir, and BCG, were recently interviewed by Built by. Read more.
CMU alumnus and SimpL founder Kunal Gandhi among finalists in Rice Business Plan Competition
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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Olympus Show & Tell

Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00-4:45 PM (Presentations)
4:45-5:30 PM (Virtual networking)

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Project Olympus Show & Tell events are hugely popular venues that provide a window into the many exciting developments at Carnegie Mellon University and connect students and faculty with the wider business and entrepreneurial community. See the event flyer.
See the CMU startups that will have tables at the virtual networking session.
APPLICATION DEADLINES

Apply to the 2021 VentureBridge Summer Accelerator
Program by April 13!
 
 
The CMU Swartz Center's VentureBridge Summer Accelerator is a 12-week program that will be hosted virtually this summer. The program is designed to connect startups with a network of mentors, customers and early-stage investors. Weekly summer sessions include: mentor matching with 2-3 mentors, investor and expert office hours, pitch practice sessions, founder dinners, weekly round-tables and Demo Day at the end of the summer. A cohort of 5-8 companies is selected and each will receive an investment of $25K from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as many other in-kind services.

CMU alumni startups and soon-to-be graduates are invited to apply. See the event flyer (pdf).
Send questions to Aleksandar Petkov

CONNECTS/START SMART LAW Seminars

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

The CONNECTS/START SMART LAW Seminars
have ended for the Spring semester and will resume in the Fall.

Upcoming Events:


99 Tartans and Grip Venture Studio: Mock Pitch Night!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
6:30-8:30 PM; EST
Register


Opportunity for first time founders to meet with investors and receive feedback while practicing their pitches. Leave with a more effective pitch!

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
Announcing the CMU T&E Alumni Job Board!

Explore opportunities from fellow CMU alumni and founders here.
AI/ML & Fintech Microcommunities
The CMU T&E Microcommunities bring together subgroups of members interested in specific industry topics and disciplines such as AI/ML, Edutech, Blockchain, etc. The microcommunities are managed by the T&E's Community Experience department, whose goal is to build a strong sense of community and culture centered on service and entrepreneurship. As the CMU T&E community grows in membership, the goal is to grow the number of microcommunities, their individual memberships, connections and activity.

Over the next few months, the CMU T&E group aims to kick-off its top two microcommunities of interest: AI/ML and Fintech. Leads and advisors are needed to help create opportunities for members to connect and share knowledge, plan happy hours, industry chats, AMAs and more. Find out how to get involved here

The focus of the CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship is to connect the CMU community, alumni and students, building an entrepreneurial culture and providing resources for the community to succeed. There are multiple region-based chapters within the group. Find out more

SWARTZ CENTER SPOTLIGHT
Taking Care of Business:

Ph.D. Student Is MSE's First Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow


CMU Ph.D. student Spencer Matonis is the first Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) student to be inducted into the Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows program offered at the CMU Swartz Center. Entrepreneurially, Spencer is focused on the graduation of applied research to the free market and scaling of exponential technologies. During his time at CMU, Spencer aspires to realize these passions in unison as he lays the groundwork for a hardtech venture of his own. Read more about Spencer in the Spring CMU MSE newsletter (pdf).
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

Resources/Jobs

Resources

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Undergraduate Innovation Scholars
The Undergraduate Innovation Scholars program fosters innovation and entrepreneurship and seeks to increase the number of successful startup companies initiated by or involving CMU's undergraduate students.
Find out more.
SWARTZ CENTER PROGRAMS
FIND OUT WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE DOING
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