Entrepreneurs Start Here
Carnegie Mellon University has powered some of the world's most extraordinary inventions. And when alumni, faculty or researchers are ready to bring their ideas to market, there's no better place to be than here in the Bay Area. Half of all venture capital dollars spent in the U.S. are spent right here, and as of 2013, 70% of startup companies that are valued at $1 billion or more are based in Silicon Valley or San Francisco.
Read more about the entrepreneurs who've graduated from CMU-SV and what they've accomplished with the skills they gained here. Where are they now?
At CMU's Silicon Valley campus, our academic programs are designed to support and promote entrepreneurship in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. A project-based approach to engineering education means our students work the same way high-tech companies do — in teams, remotely and in person, drawing on a variety of skills and resources. Our faculty have both the teaching expertise to guide new developments and the industry experience to serve as business mentors. So with their great ideas and a world-class education behind them, and connections forged at our Silicon Valley campus, Carnegie Mellon graduates have exactly what they need to succeed here.