Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association

The Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association (UEA) helps Carnegie Mellon University students dream the impossible and accomplish the remarkable.

We connect founders to the Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley ecosystem, and provide access to mentorship, resources, strategic advice, and our network of alumni founders and investors.

Through innovative workshops and hackathons, we create an environment for aspiring entrepreneurs to jump start their pursuits and build their own companies.


Hack-a-Startup brings hundreds of developers, designers, and business students together to develop and build a startup idea over the course of a weekend. CMU professors act as mentors for these start-up teams, and many teams have piloted their MVPs to impactful startups after this event.

CMU Venture Challenge

The CMUVC is an annual startup competition where students from around the nation come to CMU to pitch their business to a panel of judges, VCs, and angel investors to compete for seed funding, legal services, and mentorship.

Idea 2 Startup In 5 Weeks

Find the guidance, team, and resources to turn your idea into the next startup that changes the world through our incubator -- Idea 2 Startup in 5 Weeks. No experience needed, just an undying passion for defining the future!