Our entrepreneurship boot camp and CONNECTS events connect students with top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business leaders and university experts to explore idea generation, opportunity identification and screening, creating an elevator pitch, venture strategy, team formation and more. The goal is to empower students to achieve their entrepreneurial vision, whether through creating a business, joining an existing start-up, or innovating in a large company.
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is a one-day glimpse into entrepreneurship at CMU and in Pittsburgh on Friday, September 13, 2013. The 2013 Boot Camp will focus on four main sessions: 1) an introduction to entrepreneurship, 2) an idea screening workshop led by Innovation Works’ Frank Demmler, 3) Design Thinking for New Business Ideas, which allows you to gain knowledge of new idea generation and screening tools and 4) Networking Event at AlphaLab, the Pittsburgh accelerator. Take a look at the 2013 Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Schedule (pdf) in more detail.
Our CONNECTS events is a more in depth look into many aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation, including: business models, pitching, building a team and sales. Take a look at our Fall 2013 Schedule (pdf).
Contact Allyson Hince, program manager of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship.