Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CMU biz event: NSF SBIR Invitation

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-----Original Message-----
From: Cleah Schlueter <cleah@cs.cmu.edu>
Sender: olympus_invite-bounces@mailman.srv.cs.cmu.edu
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:56:59
Subject: NSF SBIR Event Invitation

Hello friends of Project Olympus -- I invite you
and all early-stage companies to attend Innovation
Accelerator @ Carnegie Mellon -- an important NSF
SBIR event. On Friday, October 14, 2011 from
8:30am-3:30pm, in Posner Center (#18 on the campus
map which can be found at
CMU is hosting this innovation summit, sponsored
by the NSF and its private partner, the Innovation
Accelerator. I ask that you send this invitation
to your entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and
to anyone who you think would be ever interested
in applying for an NSF SBIR award.

The purpose of the Innovation Accelerator @
Carnegie Mellon is to stimulate the innovation and
entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pittsburgh and to
support Carnegie Mellon's leadership role in this
system. The summit will provide detailed
information about the NSF SBIR program directly
from the leaders and Program Managers of the NSF
SBIR program.

In addition, Innovation Accelerator is bringing in
four live NSF SBIR case study companies to tell
their stories about what the SBIR funding has
meant to their startup companies. Each case study
will feature a company executive, the NSF Program
Director, and an Innovation Accelerator
representative and moderator. The case study
companies' industries include medical devices,
software, advanced manufacturing, and robotics.

I outline the agenda for the day's events below.
Attendance is free but advance registration is
required. To register please email Cleah
Schlueter, cleah@cs.cmu.edu
<mailto:cleah@cs.cmu.edu>, copied on this email.

Specific questions other than registration can be
directed to me, Babs Carryer,
<mailto:bcarryer@andrew.cmu.edu>. Please send to
your portfolio companies, to interested parties,
and help me get the word out!

Agenda, NSF/Innovation Accelerator Innovation
Summit, Friday October 14, 2011

9-10:30am -- GENERAL SESSION - Overview of NSF,IA;
Role of innovation and SBIR Program to the U.S.

10:45am-12:00pm -- Case studies 1 & 2 run

12-1pm -- LUNCH (provided)

1-2:15pm -- Case studies 3 & 4 run simultaneously

2:30 -3:30pm Wrap up and networking (refreshments


Babs Carryer

blog: NewVenturist.com <http://newventurist.com/>


Adjunct Prof, Entrepreneurship

Embedded Entrepreneur, Project Olympus

Innovation Advisor, Institute for Social Innovation

Carnegie Mellon University

412 310-3502



Cleah Schlueter

Project Coordinator, Olympus: www.olympus.cs.cmu.edu
Project Coordinator, The Alice Project: www.alice.org
Administrative Assistant to Lenore Blum and Gary Miller and James Morris.
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
5000 Forbes Avenue, 4113 Gates Hillman Complex
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412.268.9656
Mobile: 412.728.2854
FAX: 412.268.5576

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