Our Organization



Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a world-renowned university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with cutting-edge science and innovative technologies. As a student organization established at CMU, CMU IEA aims to encourage academic, business and governmental collaboration between the United States and China, as well as to facilitate business and technological developments in both countries. Since 2012, our annual conference has been one of the largest, top-tier Innovation and Entrepreneurship conferences in the U.S., featuring events such as Panel Discussions, Keynote Speeches, New Venture Competition, International Job Fairs, and Startup Demos, attracting many top industry elites.

The CMU IEA consists of seven departments, providing businesses with financing and talent recruitment channels as well as mentorship programs that pair early-stage startups with seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. Since our members include undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students from numerous different majors, the CMU IEA has abundant CMU resources to offer. Becoming a sponsor for us will help you gain access to exceptional CMU talents, high-quality startups, and other beneficial opportunities.

Since 2012, We have attracted:

  • 7000+ Entrepreneurs, scholars, and students from 40+ cities in the U.S. and China
  • 700+ State-of-the-art projects
  • 400+ Elite guests
  • 100+ Media outlets worldwide

The 8th CMU summit will highlight:

  • 1000+ Enthusiastic participants
  • 150+ Startups
  • 100+ Collaborators and partners
  • 10+ Leading research institute tours & networking opportunites
  • 3 High Technology Panels
  • 3 Keynote Speeches & Fireside Chats

Campus Location

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
United States


Sponsor Benefits




Brand Promotion


Startup Resources


Agenda Participation


Academic Collaboration


Naming Rights

contact information:

Official Email: cmuiea.external@gmail.com

External Chair | Wenna Qin (秦文娜):

Email: wennaq@andrew.cmu.edu

Phone: +1 (412) 628-7026

Liaison Associate Director | Elena Chen (陈彦冰):

Email: yanbingc@andrew.cmu.edu

Phone: +1 (412) 773-2986


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