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September 18, 2020

Vitro Innovation Grand Challenge!

The Vitro Innovation Grand Challenge is a Carnegie Mellon University-wide event open to all students and alumni to generate innovative ideas for its premier glass production company. Vitro is presenting five individual prompts available for submission. The company is looking for ideas that have the potential to become successfully implemented into its growing diverse industries portfolio that includes architectural, automotive and cosmetics glass products. Top ideas will be awarded portions of a $9K prize. Prompt subjects are:

- Architectural Glass
- Automotive Glass
- Industrial Byproduct Uses
- Drone Prototype Development
- Glass Cosmetics Containers

Apply by Friday, October 2 to be matched with a Swartz Center mentor.


Info Session:


September 21, 2020 - 5:00 pm; EST
Register
Apply by Friday, September 18!

Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) Fellows 2020


The Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) Fellows program invites CMU graduate students to spend ten hours per week working with corporate partners as almost "corporate venture associates" helping with: deal sourcing and due diligence, market maps and competitive analysis and reviewing and evaluating these ideas while using company portfolio strategy. Find out more and apply by September 18!

IN THE NEWS

Andrew Ellerhorst Appointed President and CEO of JDXpert

Tepper School of Business alumnus and former KeelBoat Capital founder Andrew Ellerhorst has been appointed the new president and CEO of JDXpert. Read the press release
Aruga Technologies Wins Fifth Place in TiE University 2020 Global Finals (Joe Pugar, co-founder)

CONNECTS/START SMART LAW Seminars

See the full Fall 2020 schedule here.
Can't make a CONNECTS seminar? Watch it on our YouTube channel. 

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.

CMU Alumni! Apply for the Future Founders Program


CMU Future Founders is a 6-week program designed for CMU alumni who aspire to start a company in the near future. Find out more about both program tracks and apply by September 19, 2020:

Technical Founders Track

Founding Designer Track

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 bridges the gap between cutting-edge university research and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities. Find out more.

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COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

Jobs/Resources

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT


The Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) is a CMU Swartz Center intiative focused on researching and promoting the mission of transformative innovation within established corporations. CSL’s offerings include student courses, private roundtables, executive education, research, tools, and an annual forum. Find out more
SWARTZ CENTER PROGRAMS
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