Hack A Start Up

Hack-a-Startup is a competition for innovative and motivated individuals to develop a creative startup idea over the weekend and pitch their projects in front of a panel of professional judges. During the process, competitors can not only learn valuable lessons about entrepreneurship but also connect with professionals and fellow participants. Moreover, we are providing thousands of dollars in cash prizes to the top winners!

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Want to learn what it takes to be an investor?

Participate in CMU's Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), an event in which MBA student teams act as investors to evaluate actual startups, and a panel of VC investors judges the students on their investment decisions. Local startups that recently raised or on track to raise seed/series A funding will attend the event. The winning team will move on to the Regional Finals, and has a chance to participate in the Global Finals at the University of North Carolina! Please visit www.vcic.org for more information.

Moonshot - X

An idea can change your life!

Moonshot X is a joint initiative by the Futurist Club at the Integrated Innovation Institute and the Graduate Entrepreneurship Club. The objective of Moonshot X is to foster idea generation and encourage participants to think beyond the dimensions of space and time to come up with ideas that are like moonshots! Anyone and everyone is invited. Industry experts are invited to further discuss and extrapolate ideas, with the best ideas being awarded a cash prize and goodies!

Friday Ideas (FrIDEA)

GEC sponsors FrIDEA, an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to receive feedback from their peers in an informal setting. On Friday mornings with a cup of coffee, we talk about new ideas, products, and startups. Pitch an idea or help others with their ideas. We rotate the location of our Fri-Idea sessions as we want to interact with a diverse group of people. Stay tuned with our GEC newsletter to join the next one!