Startup Teams in the Swartz Center Space
The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes all Carnegie Mellon University current and alumni entrepreneurs and startups. Our brand new space in the Tepper Quad was made possible thanks to a generous gift by alumnus and entrepreneur James R. Swartz.
The Swartz Center space covers over 8,000 square feet with 10 built in "garage" office spaces. Each garage is home to a startup founded by Carnegie Mellon University alumni, undergraduates, graduates, post-docs and faculty. Additionally, multiple dedicated and first-come-first-serve tables are available throughout the open space for any Carnegie Mellon University startup to use.
Applicants intrested in working out of the Swartz Center Space can apply here.
Acta Ventures is regional small business growth equity firm looking to actively partner with great small businesses in the Appalachian region. Our unique investment model incorporates both capital and sweat equity, providing owners leadership and resources to execute on key growth initiatives.
The bottleneck in effective agricultural robotics is weak camera technology, and we have solved that problem. Bloomfield Robotics can improve specialty crop growers' revenue by 30% with its fleet of camera systems and artificial intelligence.
Collie is an online platform dedicated to growing businesses through developing a community of experts and using real business data to drive the decisions of scaling. We provide a dashboard that integrates the data you use to run your business, allowing you to see how your business is performing and address the factors that make the difference between flailing and scaling. Even better, we provide help in times when data alone can’t solve a problem through our expert community of business owners and Collie concierges who can provide support, advice and insight when and where you need it.
ConvMind is an AI company specialized in conversational technologies. Founded by top researchers at Language Technologies Institutes, Carnegie Mellon University, we have over 30 years of experience and hold proprietary technologies in dialog systems, deep learning, and natural language processing. We currently focus on enabling scalable 1:1 consultative sale in the digital world via conversational AI.
Delta Band is a strength training wearable that automatically detects what exercise you’re doing, and counts your reps. By making workout tracking 50x faster, we help lifters stay motivated by visualizing their progress over time, and we guide them towards success with custom and data-backed training plans.
Food is so central to our culture, health, and education, yet we see our current food system producing excessive waste and imposing dangers on the environment. This is why we are dedicated to building the tools and curriculum necessary to empower communities to redevelop and grow through sustainable food practices.
GT Entrepreneurs (GTE) is a private investment firm that works with a group of entrepreneurial Operators-in-Residence (OIR) looking to individually acquire, operate, and grow privately held businesses. GTE offers business owners a unique transition opportunity. Our entrepreneurs are ready to step into the ownership role and create long-term value for the company, while preserving the legacy that has been built.
Glow Up is a multi-sided platform (app) that creates a marketplace where individuals who seek quality, affordability and expertise on african-american styling and hair care can be matched with aspiring entrepreneurs and part time stylists who are skilled and review-approved.
Heart I/O is a digital diagnostic startup using artificial intelligence to help healthcare providers identify heart abnormalities more quickly, more accurately, and for orders of magnitude less. At Heart I/O, we’re committed to saving lives, improving outcomes, and decreasing costs.
KeelBoat Capital was founded by Andrew Ellerhorst to passionately pursue his dream of being the owner/operator of an American small business. Andrew is backed by 14 experienced business operators and owners who serve not only as investors but also as advisors and mentors through the acquisition and operating process.
Nabla Ascent’s AI and Deep Learning engine enables drone autonomy technologies for providing data analytics solutions. We are focused on providing autonomous data gathering solutions for inventory/asset tracking in warehouses.
We believe that walking should be an efficient alternative to owning a car, biking, or taking public transport, everywhere for everyone. Nimbus Robotics are building robotic shoes to enable commuters walking faster without extra efforts. By strapping our bionic shoes over your everyday shoes, you can make walking a mile take half of the time.
NoRILLA (Novel Research-based Intelligent Lifelong Learning Apparatus) is a new award-winning mixed-reality system that bridges the advantages of physical and virtual worlds to improve children's STEM learning, fostering scientific curiosity and 21st century critical thinking skills. Research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University with over 200 children has shown that NoRILLA's patented AI technology improves children's learning by 5 times compared to equivalent screen-based technologies while also increasing their enjoyment. We have been working with hundreds of children at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center, multiple school districts as well as informal learning spaces like IKEA and Bright Horizons.
Computer vision accuracy suffers from image artifacts caused by system-level camera design and production tolerances. Rayar connects companies' real-world camera performance with their traditional algorithms and deep learning networks.