Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

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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:

  1. defining CMU as the "destination of choice" for all individuals–faculty, staff, and students–interested in entrepreneurship;
  2. fostering an "inside-out" approach to creating winning commercial ventures from cutting-edge research and ingenious ideas for the benefit of society; and
  3. developing an extensive, vibrant network of alumni entrepreneurs.

Alumni Spotlight:

Matt Humphrey (BS/SCS '07, MBA/TPR '08)

“Step one: completely and utterly embrace failure,” advises Carnegie Mellon University alumni Matt Humphrey. Humphrey, who began his Computer Science degree at 13, is no stranger to the successes and failures of startup life. 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

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


CIE Calendar

McGinnis Venture Competition

Save the date:
Final Round March 22 @ CMU
Find out more»


Spring 2016 CONNECTS schedule announced

NSF I-Corps Site

CIE Weekly Bulletin

Check out our weekly bulletin for information about upcoming events, opportunities & deadlines.


The CIE's Pipeline of Programs [pdf] serves students, faculty and staff across campus and alumni across the world.