The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program is designed to bring successful entrepreneurs to Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) campuses to mentor and help CMU generated startup companies become successful. Project Olympus is the startup incubator program for Carnegie Mellon University. We help faculty, staff and students at all levels explore the commercial potential of their innovations and research.
To that end, Project Olympus has a series of programs to expedite the learning and commercialization opportunities and is seeking to hire up to eight experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to serve as part-time coaches/mentors for startups participating in our various programs such as:
NSF iCorps Site Program
Innovation Fellows Accelerator Program
Olympus Incubator Program .
To be successful in this role, you should have extensive experience working in a startup or mentoring startups and/or domain expertise in areas such as: robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, chemistry, cleantech/energy, electronics/semiconductors, software, medical devices/Biotech, Chemistry and material sciences as well as sales, marketing, startup law, manufacturing and fundraising/finances.
We are looking to hire 3 Entrepreneur in Residence for the NSF iCorps Site Program. The CMU Site program recruits exploratory business ventures started by faculty, staff, students and recent alumni, training up to 15 Site Teams per semester to accelerate business exploration and creation. The curriculum focuses on agile innovation tied to customer discovery, and the program supplements the curriculum with intensive networking, experienced mentorship and financial support for projects.
The Site Program runs from Sept-Nov and Feb-April. Your salary will be $4500/semester and you will be expected to work approximately 7.5-8 hrs/week. You will be assigned 5 teams to mentor each semester.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Attending and potentially leading workshops at the 6 Cohort workshops. (Wed 5-7 pm)
Meeting and/or checking in with the 5 teams every week (more if needed) to follow up on the deliverables from the material presented in the workshops
Briefing the program administrators every other week on progress and/or issues with the teams. (Briefings can be in person, conference call or written reports upon mutual agreement).
You may also apply for the EIR positions in the other categories.
Bachelor's degree required
10-15 year's of relevant work experience required
Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: www.csd.cs.cmu.edu
Job Function: Marketing / Communications / Outreach
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Part Time
Organization: COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent