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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Applications for the NSF I-Corps spring 2019 cohort are open! The deadline to apply is January 28, 2019.

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News & Announcements

Monday, January 7, 2019
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Friday, January 4, 2019
Shield AI Raises $10.5M In Series A Funding

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Duolingo Learns From Gaming Companies How to Keep Users Coming Back

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Tepper School Places #6 for Entrepreneurship in Bloomberg Businessweek 2018 Ranking

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
CMU's Impact Proteomics Receives $225K Award from the National Science Foundation

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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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