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April 30 2021

Poets&Quants Ranks Fifth Season Eighteenth Among
Top 100 Startups by MBA's
Co-founded by Tepper School of Business alumnus Austin Webb, Austin Lawrence and Brac Webb, consumer tech and vertical indoor farming company Fifth Season has been ranked eighteenth in Poets&Quants' top 100 Startups by MBA's. Read more.
Swartz Fellow and Mach9 Robotics Founder Alex Baikovitz Wins TiE Pittsburgh's Regional Competition. Read more.
Optum Startup Studio Demo Day
Monday, May 3, 2021
3:00-4:30 PM - EST

Join the network of healthcare and technology executives, VC’s, mentors and partners as the Optum Startup Studio graduates its 2021 cohort of companies. 
Corporate Startup Lab Virtual Demo Day
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
6:30 PM - EST

Please join CMU’s Corporate Startup Lab (CSL) for its public Demo Day presentations. CSL Director Sean Ammirati will introduce this year’s graduate student and sponsor cohort with presentations featuring student representatives from Bosch, Giant Eagle, Microsoft, MSA Safety Company, numo and Optum. 
Healthcare Innovation: From the Lab to the Clinic
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
4:30-6:00 PM - EST

Join the CMU Swartz Center for a discussion with successful clinicians, entrepreneurs and strategic advisors on how to develop and incorporate healthcare innovations. This unique group of experts will share insight into how their experiences led to innovations in patient care and will provide lessons learned and practical advice. 
Apply To Be An Innovation Fellow 
The CMU Swartz Center is seeking applications for its 2021 Innovation Fellows program. The year-long entrepreneurial program is offered to CMU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants working with faculty investigators on university research. The goal of the program is to support researchers in exploring the potential for creating a successful company based on their technology.
Along with cohort-based educational workshops and expert one-on-one mentoring, Innovation Fellows receive a $50K contribution from the Swartz Center, with a required $50K match from another source, to assist with commercializing university research.
Find out more and apply by Monday, May 3, 2021. Send inquiries to Melanie Simko


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

have ended for the Spring semester and will resume in the Fall.

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
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

Choolaah Fundraiser with CMU Philly Alumni Network
Friday, May 14, 2021: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Join the Carnegie Mellon University Philly alumni network for the Choolaah fundraiser on Friday, May 14, 2021. Come into Choolaah, located at 155 Main St. Suite 120 Kinf of Prussia, PA 19406 and mention that you are there to support the CMU alumni Philly chapter, or order online from choolaah.com using the code "CMU" at checkout. Thirty percent of the proceeds will go to the CMU alumni Philly chapter.
Find out more and how to participate here (pdf). See the flyer (jpeg). 
CMU's Bloomfield Robotics Accepted Into PAX
2021 Spring Cohort and THRIVE AgTech Accelerators

Pax Momentum has announced its Spring-21 cohort. After a rigorous selection process, PAX has curated a group of diverse companies to help grow, including CMU's Bloomfield Robotics, which operates out of the CMU Swartz Center. Each company in the cohort is breaking new ground in their industry and has innovations that will help make the planet more green. Find out more about the cohort.
Bloomfield Robotics has also been accepted into the THRIVE AgTech Accelerator.

Register to attend the PAX Demo Day on May 20, 2021.

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.



Innovation Fellows Program
The Innovation Fellows Program has the goal of accelerating the process of commercializing university research. It aims to foster entrepreneurship among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants—the research personnel who work directly with faculty investigators to conduct scientific experiments, solve problems and innovate. Find out more.
Visit the CMU Swartz Center website. Make a donation.
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