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, August 10, 2018
Research By Illuminate Ventures Shows Networking is Key to Better Funding Outcomes for Female Entrepreneurs

Friday, August 10, 2018
Evolute Disrupts Cloud Industry with Launch of Enterprise Container and Migration Technology

Friday, August 3, 2018
Visit the CMU Swartz Center at the New Tepper Quad!

Thursday, August 2, 2018
NetBeez Selected as Emerging Vendor from CRN

Thursday, August 2, 2018
CMU Related Startup Maven Machines Among Tech Talent Being Nurtured by AlphaLab

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LaunchCMU October 2, 2018

Jim Swartz Receives Founders Medal at CMU's 2018 Graduation Ceremony


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Saturday, September 8, 2018

1:30-5:00 pm

Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship
Tepper School of Business, 3rd Floor
4765 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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NSF I-Corps

Applications for the NSF I-Corps fall cohort are now open!

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 7, 2018 and teams will announced Monday, September 17, 2018. 

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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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