Build Sprint 🚀

We just wrapped up our first cohort! More in-depth recap coming soon...
JOIN A FUTURE COHORT

A community of strong, driven builders.

Unparalleled access to mentors, resources, and motivation.

Build Sprint exists to help builders realize ideas that would have taken several months... in one month.

The program focuses on two things:
1. Community - surrounding you with other strong builders
2. Accountability - setting and enforcing high expectations with them
As a fellow, you will have access to co-working sessions, masterminds, mentor check-ins, and the opportunity to demo in front of CMU T&E angels & VCs.

Whether you are looking to meet like-minded builders or heads down focus on a new feature, join us to accelerate your journey 🚀

Who are we looking for?

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Early Founders
Bootstrappers. Friends and family rounds. Founding teams. Join other up-and-coming CMU founders and take your startups to the next level together.
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New Founders
Every startup starts with an idea. We talk to users to validate the idea. Or to find out it’s not the right one. Join us if you are ready to take an idea to MVP.
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Mentors
None of us would be where we are today without the help of others. Help us push forward the next generation of CMU builders.

About the Program

  • 4 week program (March 7th, 2022 - April 3rd, 2022)
  • Expected commitment of 8 hrs a week:
    6+ hrs – building & working towards your goal (independently)
    1 hr – weekly Mastermind
    1 hr – check-in with Sprint Buddy & mentor
  • Fully virtual
  • ~30 fellows in cohort
  • Strong focus on community and accountability

Program Schedule

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Week 0: Kickoff
  • Define your sprint goal
  • Onboard to the community
  • Get matched with your Sprint Buddy & mentor
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Week 1-3: Building
  • Attend weekly mastermind sessions
  • Check-in with your mentor
  • Hack with other fellows at co-working sessions
  • BUILD THINGS!
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Week 4: Demo Day
  • Demo to VCs and the entire community
  • Reflect and wrap-up

Founding Fellows

As first members of the founding cohort, these Build Sprint fellows establish the foundation for our community
Kashish Mittal '16
Co-Founder @ Stealth
Piyush Gupta '15
Co-Founder @ Stealth
We are officially wrapping up our first S22 cohort.
If you'd like to stay in the loop about future cohorts, let us know down below.

Join a future cohort💪

FAQs

Do I need to be working on my project full time to participate?
No, but we believe that those who are putting more time into their startups today are in a position to benefit more from this program.
What is the application process?
The deadline to apply as a fellow is February 7th. After that, we will be reviewing applications and reaching out via email about next steps. The latest you should expect to hear back from us by is February 27th.
Why isn’t this open to everyone?
Within this community, we want cohort fellows to develop deep connections with each other which is why we are keeping this to a smaller size. We have found that this generally allows members to more openly share their experiences and learnings with the rest of the community. Eventually we plan on growing this community out, but for now we are starting small.
What is the expected commitment for Build Sprint fellows?
We expect Build Sprint fellows to commit to around 8 hours a week during the program. Here’s what a typical week might look like:


6+ hrs – building & working towards your goal (independent)
1 hr – attending a weekly mastermind
1 hr – checking in with Sprint Buddy & mentor
What does it cost?
It's free!
Is this a fully remote program?
Yes, the core community will be hosted on Slack & Zoom. We might do in-person meetups for co-working sessions if we think it is safe to do so.
Is this community only open to CMU alumni?
Yes! This is an exclusive community for CMU alum.
Who runs CMU Build Sprint?
The CMU T&E organizers! Specifically Anant, Barun, Greg, Doug, Qin, Rachel and Steven
Who should I reach out to with further questions?
We will be hosting 2 info sessions for a deeper dive on the program and Q&A. If you would like to directly speak to someone, feel free to reach out to Doug (douglaszqian@gmail.com)