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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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
CMU's Toyz Electronics, LLC and Owners Illustrated Magazine Collaborate to Share VR, Coding and STEM

Monday, January 8, 2018
CMU Spinoff, Music Everywhere Wins $100K at HaloLens Competition

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Conservation Labs Recognized as CES 2018 Innovator

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2018 McGinnis Venture Competition

2018 McGinnis Venture Competition Underway

Registration Deadline - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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NSF I-Corps

Applications Now Open for the Spring 2018 I-Corps Cohort

Application deadline - Friday, February 2, 2018

Spring 2018 I-Corps Program Schedule [pdf]

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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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