The project course will pair teams of graduate students with companies looking to be more entrepreneurial.

Have an idea you want to explore? Don’t have the time or resources to fully examine it, but think it could be transformative for your company? Join a cohort of peer companies and work with Carnegie Mellon University graduate students to investigate what’s possible over the course of a semester.

 

Benefits for Partner Companies

 

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Project Timeline

 

 
 

Commitments for Sponsorship

 

TWO IN-PERSON ROUNDTABLES

Two half-day sessions on campus (mid January & May) attended by key employees of each partner company.

Bi-WEEKLY CHECK-INS

Bi-weekly check-in from same key employees to provide feedback on student work and project direction.

 

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

Financial contribution to Carnegie Mellon University to sponsor a project. Please reach out to learn details.

Course Instructors

 

Sean Ammirati

Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and partner at Birchmere Ventures

Matt Crespi

PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University

Course Mentors

 
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Sylvia Vogt

President, Carnegie Bosch Institute
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Dave Mawhinney

Executive Director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
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Laurie Barkman

Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Burns White LLC
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LOU BERTIN

Founder, Bertin & Co
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Bob Evans

Founder, Evans Strategic Communications; former Chief Communications Officer at Oracle
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Lou Musante

Founder & Managing Partner, Echo Strategies
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Neil Soni

Founder at Unlimited Brewing and External Innovation Consultant
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Will Kaigler

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
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Bob Nadin

Executive Advisor

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