Kick Off Global Entrepreneurship Week with Drive Capital

Do you have a technology business idea, product prototype or project that you’re working on currently? Do you have a full-blown startup business? Or do you just like to make things and want to know what it’s like to work at a startup? Share your innovations, ideas and questions with the largest VC fund in the Midwest.

To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week, Drive Capital and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be hosting "Office Hours" from 1 - 5 PM at Gates Hillman Center, room 6501 on Monday, November 17th. We'll have food and drinks throughout and will be joined by Co-Founder Andy Jenks for a fireside* chat at 5:30 PM in Rashid Auditorium.  Following the fireside chat will be the Tepper Undergraduate Club Elevator Pitch Competition in Rashid Auditorium with cash prizes for first, second and third place!

*Fire not included

You can register for a 15-minute "Office Hour" time slot here.

About Andy Jenks

Andy is the Co-Founder and COO of Formation Data Systems, a venture backed startup in the next generation data center.

Formation is the 3rd company Andy Co-Founded, selling both previous startups.  Discovery Mining and Infinite Research were acquired in 2008 and 2001 respectively.

Andy began his technology career at Alexa where he was an engineer building the distributed infrastructure for the Alexa web crawl.  Alexa was acquired by

Andy has held positions as CEO at Optimost, VP/GM at Interwoven, EIR at Khosla Ventures. He is also on the Board of Bottlenose and an Advisor to early stage startups.

About Drive Capital

Drive Capital is a VC fund investing in that "small" patch of land between San Francisco and New York called the Midwest. We partner with passionate founders who want to build massive, sustainable businesses.

About the CIE

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship works with its partners to serve the entire CMU community—departments, colleges, centers and campuses—to help bring research innovations and promising ideas to the global marketplace.

The center helps all entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the 'innovation ecosystem.' Learn more at

Have a question?  Don't hesitate to reach out to us here.


Monday November 17th:

1:00 - 5:00 pm:  Office hours with Drive Capital, Gates Hillman Center, Room 6501

5:30 - 6:30 pm:  Fireside chat with Andy Jenks, Rashid Auditorium

6:30 - 8:00 pm:  Tepper Undergraduate Club Elevator Pitch Competition, Rashid Auditorium