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Carnegie Mellon Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF) Applications Due March 1, 2014

Online applications for the next startup funding cycle of the Carnegie Mellon University Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund (OFEF) are being accepted until March 1, 2014.

The fund, established by CMU alumnus and Flip Video Camera creator Jonathan Kaplan (TPR '90) and his wife, Marci Glazer, provides early-stage business financing and support to alumni who have graduated from CMU within the last five years. Since its inception in June 2012, the OFEF has provided support to 21 startup companies across North America, representing a diverse group of industry sectors.

Eligible applications are limited to recent graduates of CMU and require a commitment to work with an OFEF mentor and attend the annual OFEF business conference. Applications also require a Certificate of Incorporation (US), a Cap Table and a Letter of Commitment for $50,000 of matching cash investment.

Guidelines and application instructions can be accessed at