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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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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 Swartz Center incubator

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130+ startups launched


$270M invested funds


197+ 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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