LaunchCMU To Feature Technology Innovations and Startups From Carnegie Mellon Entrepreneurs

The schedule of events includes a demonstration of new products and services and showcase talks by the innovators of successful startup companies.

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25, 2014-- Venture capitalists and investment experts will unite with Carnegie Mellon University's entrepreneurship and technology community at LaunchCMU, a showcase for startups, cutting-edge research and innovations poised to impact the marketplace. The schedule of events includes a demonstration of new products and services and showcase talks by the innovators of successful startup companies. The program, returning to Pittsburgh for its fourth iteration, is spearheaded by CMU's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Remarks by U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA14th District) will kick off the proceedings, accompanied by remarks from CMU President Subra Suresh, which will highlight the outstanding entrepreneurship and research culture across the campus.

Founders and leaders of featured startup companies, including 4Moms, Blue Belt Technologies, Emma, and Visantica, will share technology and marketplace insights. They will be joined in remarks by esteemed CMU faculty members William "Red" Whittaker, Fredkin University Professor of Robotics and chairman of CMU spinoff Astrobotic Technology and Howie Choset, professor of robotics and co-founder of Medrobotics.

The application of emerging technologies in health care, manufacturing, robotics, public safety, entertainment and other key market sectors will be displayed by more than two dozen startups including: Algorithmia, Appbase Inc., BreatheWise, CDL Warrior, Collected, ComVibe, Digital Dream Labs, DISPLR, Emerald Therapeutics, Inc., Expii, FacioMetrics, Followprice, IAM Robotics, Identified Technologies, Innovesca, Jetpack Workflow, LifeShel, Nebulus, NetBeez, PieceMaker's, RistCall, Romeo Delivers, Treatspace, WeTruck, and XHOCKWARE.

When: 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3.

Where: Jared L. Cohon University Center, Rangos Ballroom
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Registration: RSVP by Sept. 29.

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/cie/launch-cmu/fall-2014-pittsburgh/index.html

About Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university's seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Pittsburgh, Pa., California's Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.

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