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Erdős Connect 2024

August 30, 2024
Free & Online


The Erdős Institute is a multi-university collaboration focused on helping PhDs get and create jobs they love.


Erdős Connect is our one day conference bringing together startups, investors, partners, and PhD researchers through rapid-fire demos, pitches, and project presentations.


This event serves as a connective launchpad for innovative ventures and leaders, aiming to harness world-class data science and subject matter expertise to find solutions to common problems.  As a participant, you're entering an environment geared towards catalyzing the spin-out of startups, facilitating the acquisition of project teams, and driving innovation and growth in the data science ecosystem.


To learn more about our community of over 2500 PhDs, please visit:


Schedule (all times ET)


1:00-1:15 PM


  • Lookbook assembled -- rotating slides 


1:15-1:30 PM

Introduction to the Erdős vision

  • Roman Holowinsky

  • Jim Schwoebel

  • Emiliano Santarnecchi

  • Jill Raderstorf

Investor/Partner Reverse Pitch

1:30-2:00 PM

Investor reverse pitches (2 min)

  • Fund thesis (1 slide)

  • Check size (1 slide)

2:00-2:30 PM

Company reverse pitches (5 min) 

  • Strategic initiative (public knowledge) 

  • Customer engagement process/pilot size

Startup/Project Demos

2:45-3:45 PM

Lab demos/startup pitches

  • 4 slides, 5 min: Problem, Solution, Demo, Ask

3:45-5:00 PM

Poster Showcase with Break & Networking

  • Research - demo

  • Startups - pre to Series A

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