Carnegie Mellon University

Turning researchers, hackers, hustlers, designers ... into successful entrepreneurs.

The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University is a system of programs and activities that offers a unique path of entrepreneurship education, engagement, collaboration and opportunity — for a truly transformative learning experience.

Thanks to a gift by alumnus and entrepreneur James R. Swartz, the Swartz Center builds upon CMU's history in entrepreneurship excellence.

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Swartz Center Application Deadlines

VentureBridge Application Open

Apply now! Application deadline is Monday, July 31

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Apply now! Application deadline is Friday, September 8

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Apply now! Application deadline is Tuesday, September 12

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LaunchCMU Spring 2017

Be a part of an entrepreneurship network unlike any other.

The Swartz Center is the destination of choice for all kinds of aspiring entrepreneurs — students, faculty and staff — because of its centralized platform of programs and activities. Support, collaboration and inspiration are offered at every step in the process of bringing great CMU ideas to market.

Project Olympus - The Incubator Program

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205+ startups launched


$310M invested funds


560+ projects supported

Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Swartz Center's academic gateway

40+ courses offered


3+ majors and minors


All academic disciplines

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