The CMU Summit on U.S.-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a two-sided platform that aims to encourage communications and collaborations between U.S. and Chinese colleges, enterprises, scholars, and government organizations in different fields, by facilitating mutual business and technological developments. The CMU Summit hosts various events throughout the year ranging from online-offline tech seminars to startup job fairs and startup bootcamps. First held in 2012, our annual conference in April has become one of the largest, top-tier Innovation and Entrepreneurship conferences in the U.S. The Summit brings together leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and scholars from China and the U.S. to address cutting-edge challenges and opportunities in various technology and business fields. In addition, we provide startups with financing and talents recruitment channels as well as mentor programs that pair up early stage startups with seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.
This year, the 7th Carnegie Mellon University Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will take place at Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, PA from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th. Taking advantage of CMU’s academic strengths and interdisciplinary resources, we will continue our focus on cutting-edge technology with panel discussions on AI-Deep Learning, Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, and Brain Technologies. During the 3-day conference, we are honored to have both local and international guest speakers share their insights in panel discussions and keynote speeches. The other events, including the New Venture Competition, career fair, CMU Research Center, Incubator Tours, and networking events, provide platforms for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, professionals and students to connect and exchange ideas. In particular, our signature New Venture Competition will highlight 12 teams selected from over 200 participating teams that address fields like cybersecurity, fintech, medical devices & health, and virtual and augmented reality. To learn more about the 7th CMU Summit, please visit our website at www.cmu-summit.com.
Our New Venture Competition, keynote speeches, and panel discussions on cutting-edge technology topics bring guest speakers and professionals from leading academic institutions, innovative startup companies, and venture capital funds to CMU campus. Central to our mission, the Summit presents CMU students with perspectives from both industry and academia to provoke innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. Our job fair will also provide valuable networking opportunities to CMU students. In addition, this event will benefit research institutes at CMU by introducing more venture capital resources via lab tours that will showcase the various ingenious CMU projects. Further, this summit will benefit the CMU community as a whole with the significant media exposure brought to the campus during our event. Our goal of $10,000 will be used to cover the cost of inviting speakers over to Pittsburgh, promoting the conference to a broader audience and more.