The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Center works with its partners to serve the entire CMU community—departments, colleges, centers and campuses—to accelerate bringing research innovations and promising ideas to the global marketplace and helping all entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the 'innovation ecosystem.
The Center's mission is threefold:
- Defining CMU as the "destination of choice" for all individuals–faculty, staff, and students–interested in entrepreneurship.
- Fostering an "inside-out" approach to creating winning commercial ventures from cutting-edge research and ingenious ideas for the benefit of society.
- Developing an extensive, vibrant network of alumni entrepreneurs.
New Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
Carnegie Mellon Receives $31 Million Gift for New Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
With its university-wide scope, the Swartz Center will serve as the hub that seamlessly connects and incorporates a number of ongoing efforts through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the James R. Swartz Fellows Program, the Innovation Fellows Program, Project Olympus, LaunchCMU and the Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, as well as related workshops, competitions and training programs.
Manu Kumar (CIT '95, CS '97)
Manu Kumar Switches Gears from Startups to Venture Capital
Manu Kumar (CIT '95, CS '97), Founder & Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, made the unorthodox decision to create his own dream job. Recently, the CIE spoke with Manu about both his career and his advice to entrepreneurs at Carnegie Mellon. Read more»
Programs for the 2015-2016 academic year:
Project Olympus PROBE Projects for students, faculy and alumni
The Innovation Scholars Program for entrepreneurial undergraduates
The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program for graduate students (Applications open; Deadline to apply Saturday, September 5, 2015)
The innovation Fellows Program for PhD and post doctoral students
The CMU I-Corps Site for selected entrepreneurial teams
CONNECTS workshops for the CMU community
Inside-Out Commercialization Workshops for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students