Entrepreneurship-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Introducing VentureBridge

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering is launching a new program for 2015 to offer guidance to entrepreneurial students and teams who would like to transition business concepts ... Read More ยป

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.

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Alumni profiles

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?

Creative Curricula

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.

Resources for entrepreneurs and inventors from CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation