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The Maverick : Fall 2018

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2 UNIVERSITY JOURNAL CMU Hosts First Idea Challenge Idea innovators across campus and the community jumped right into the fall semester with CMU's first idea challenge weekend held August 24 and 25. Go@CMU was modeled after entrepreneurial start-up weekends that are held across the country. Students and community entrepreneurs met for an intensive two days of idea pitches, work sessions and workshops. Go@CMU encouraged CMU students and community members to pitch problems or ideas in any discipline or for any type of business. Project leaders then had the chance to build a team of other students possessing various skill sets to help move the Bryan Wachs, CEO of internet marketing service MySalesButler, CMU student Ryan Sheehan and Tom Benton, acting director of The Maverick Innovation Center, were just a few of the Go@CMU organizers that helped make the inaugural event a success. project forward throughout the weekend and beyond — with the end hope of finding a solution that makes a positive impact on the future of our community and, potentially, the world. Event organizers and contributors included Acting Director of the Maverick Innovation Center Tom Benton, Professor of Computer Science Warren MacEvoy, PhD, CMU Coleman Fellows Program faculty and Bryan Wachs, CEO of internet marketing service Organizers hope to make this an annual event.

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