Back to All Events

AI & Robotics Venture Fair

The 2nd Annual Innovation Works and Carnegie Mellon University AI & Robotics Venture Fair will be held on
May 16th, 2019 at CMU.

Join Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the #1 ranked computer science school and nationally acclaimed Robotics Institute and Innovation Works, Inc., one of the top seed investors in the country, for a one-day event on May 16, 2019 showcasing the region’s most exciting artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics startups! Participating investors will hear pitches from selected companies that have been vetted by our selection committee. Last year’s event attracted 100+ VCs, corporations, and angel investors from around the country and facilitated dozens of meetings between participating investors and startups.

This event is by invitation for investors only.

Investor Registration

May 16, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am: Jim Garrett, Provost & Chief Academic Officer at Carnegie Mellon University Rich Lunak, CEO, Innovation Works, Inc. and Riverfront Ventures, LLC, Managing Director

9:30 - 11:30 am: Company Presentations [~ 24 companies, 5 mins per co]

11:30 am - Noon: Pick up Box Lunches

Noon - 1:00 pm: Panel Discussion: The Direction of AI/RoboticHenny Admoni, PhD, Assistant Professor at CMU in the Robotics Institute and Director of Human & Robot Partners (HARP) Lab.Zico Kolter, PhD, Assistant Professor at CMU and Chief Scientist of AI Research for the Bosch Center of AI.Ruslan “Russ” Salakhutdinov, PhD, Professor at CMU and Apple’s Director of AI Research.Moderator: Professor Raj Rajkumar, Department of Computer Engineering & Director of the GM-CMU Vehicular Information Technology Research Lab

1:15 - 4:00 pm: One-on-One Meetings (Investors: Presenting Companies) and Networking Reception at the Swartz Center

To learn more, visit: (password: pittsburgh)

Earlier Event: May 16
NAF Screening Meeting
Later Event: May 17
Comeback Capital Conference