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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Friday, November 17, 2017
Swartz Center EIR Robb Myer Featured in Tepper Magazine

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
CMU Robotics Institute's Bossa Nova Robotics Raises $17.5M

Friday, November 3, 2017
Choitek Founder Creates 3D Printed, Full Size Robot 

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2018 McGinnis Venture Competition

2018 McGinnis Venture Competition Registration Announced

Wednesday, November 1: Registration opens. 

Tuesday, December 5: Declaration of Intent to Compete due to receive a coach for the competition.

Wednesday, January 24: Round 1 submission deadline at 11:59 p.m. EST.
 Round 1 executive summary [pdf] and video pitch due via Startup Compete.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 13-17, 2017

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VentureBridge Spring 2018 Application Information

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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.

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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

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