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Swartz Fellows in Action

2014 Fellows Meet James R. Swartz

2014 Swartz Fellows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2014 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows had a rare opportunity to meet with James R. Swartz (Tepper ’66), founder and managing partner of Accel Partners on October 20 in Redwood City, CA.

LaunchCMU: Roboburgh, the Sequel on October 3, 2014:

Swartz Fellows at LaunchCMUSwartz Fellows attend LaunchCMU: A Technology Startup and Research Showcase, Roboburgh, the Sequel where they were able to mingle with the investment community, regional business leaders and CMU alumni.

 

Palo Alto on July 15, 2014:

Swartz Fellows and other CMU alumni attend Accel Partners' reception with portfolio companies (photo above)

Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA on June 5, 2014:

Swartz Fellows Robert Morris, Harper LaFave, Marwa Muhammad, Matt Capizzi, Mauricio Contreras, Satish Ramakrishnan and Noah Tovares present at LaunchCMU Startup Showcase

Swartz Fellows: Up Close and Personal with Matt Rogers of Nest Labs

Matt Rogers & the Swartz FellowsOver 400 students, faculty, staff and guests packed CMU’s Rangos Auditorium on January 23rd, for the James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series featuring CMU alumnus and Nest Labs Founder, Matt Rogers (CIT '04, '05). Later, the Swartz Fellows had lunch with Rogers and commented on the visit:

"Matt Rogers gave us an inside look at the unbelievable diligence, resilience, and luck that are necessary to achieve his level of success. It was especially meaningful to hear that story from an alumnus who was in our shoes just a few years ago." Arjun Gopalratnam, (TPR' 15)
 
"Matt gave a candid talk about how his time at Carnegie Mellon was valuable during his career at Apple and while starting Nest. He provided great advice concerning leadership, product development and entrepreneurship. It was exciting to see a Carnegie Mellon alum still devoted to the community." Noah Tavares, (CIT '13: CIT '16)
 
"I was inspired by Matt Rogers' willingness to dive into a space like the thermostat, in which he had no previous experience, and completely disrupt it. He and his team are making a positive impact on the world." Trisha Black (SCS '15)


In the News

Monday, December 8, 2014
Dynamics Inc. Raises $70 Million in Series C Funding

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Job With a Twist


Arjun GopalratnamWednesday, August 27, 2014
Swartz Fellow Accepted into the Foundation Capital Young Entrepreneur Program

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
16 Alumni Startups Receive Investment from Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014
‘Trance’ Mobile App, a Social Network for Dance, Launches on iOS

 

Monday, February 17, 2014
FOUNDER.org Visits CMU

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Swartz Fellows and Tepper EVC Club visit startups and VCs in Silicon Valley
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Monday, November 4, 2013
11 Students Chosen as 2013 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Chilean Students Win Intel Award in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Experience

 

CIE Calendar

Robert Morris, 2011 Swartz Fellow, TerrAvion


Noah Tovares, 2013 Swartz Fellow, BandPass


Satish Ramakrishnan, 2013 Swartz Fellow, SemanticMD


Mauricio Contreras, 2013 Swartz Fellow, SoluNova


Harper LaFave and Marwa Muhammad, 2011 Swartz Fellows, Trance