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, February 14, 2018
CMU's NetBeez, Zensors and LeanFM Technologies Inducted into PGH Lab Incubator

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Marinus Analytics' Founder Emily Kennedy Named '2018 Toyota Mother of Invention'

Thursday, February 8, 2018
CMU Alumni Awards: Jim Swartz To Receive Inaugural Founders Medal

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Niche Raises $6.6M, Aims to be One of Pittsburgh's Game-Changing Startups


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Carnegie Mellon To Honor 12 with Alumni Awards for Achievements and Service Including Jim Swartz


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Choolaah Grand Challenge

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Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Innovation Scholars Applications Now Open

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Deadline to apply is is Friday, April 6, 2018

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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.

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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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