Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

The 2015-16 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Selected

The CMU CIE hosted a reception last night at Tepper to induct the newly-selected James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows. The evening kicked off with remarks from CIE co-director ... Read More »

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.

Breaking News:

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.

Alumni Spotlight:

Manu Kumar (CIT '95, CS '97)

Manu Kumar, K9 VenturesManu 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 (deadline to apply is September 1, 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


CIE Calendar

LaunchCMU: Pittsburgh, October 8, 2015

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.