Carnegie Mellon University

Education & Resources

No matter what phase of the entrepreneurship cycle you're in, there are programs and resources at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship that will take your idea to the next level.

Discover what the Swartz Center has to offer

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Don Jones Center Courses & Degrees

Get classroom instruction through the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, part of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Project Olympus

Project Olympus - The Incubator Program

Bridging the gap between cutting-edge university research and economy-promoting commercialization for the benefit of our communities

Swartz Center Space

Startups at the Swartz Center

Work on your startup venture out of an interdisciplinary and collaborative entrepreneurship space


Corporate Startup Lab

Learn about a project course that will pair teams of graduate students with companies looking to be more entrepreneurial

Robb Myer


Mentoring students seeking to transform their high-tech concept into a startup


CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship Alumni

Focusing on connecting the community, building an entrepreneurial culture, and providing resources for our community to succeed

Family Business Class

Family Business at the Swartz Center

Curriculum, speakers and programming to support and grow our Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh-area Family Business Leaders

Entrepreneurship through acquisition-GTE

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

Entrepreneurs sometimes choose to forgo the traditional model of starting a business from nothing and instead focus on acquiring and operating an already established successful business


Experiential Learning

Step out of the classroom and into your own real-world startup with the Swartz Center's many experiential learning programs



Enhance the experiential education for any individual interested in innovation and entrepreneurship with the CONNECTS event series

Strenght in Numbers

Tepper/Swartz DEI Outreach Initiative

Delivering programs to support family owned businesses


Swartz Center Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are a mentorship resource for students and alumni


Mentorship & Funding

Obtain invaluable mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and find funding for your CMU startup at the Swartz Center


Student Clubs

See what entrepreneurial clubs have to offer at Carnegie Mellon University


Explore and engage with the multiple makerspaces on campus and discover how you can bring your idea and product to life


Extracurricular & Networking

Gain insights and expand your skill set with workshops, lecture series, competitions and networking opportunities


Startup Job Opportunities

Lend your talent or find a job by viewing our resources to land your startup job