Carnegie Mellon University

Startups at the Swartz Center

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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 approved Carnegie Mellon University related startups to use.

Interested in working out of the Swartz Center?


The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship is a curated entrepreneurship space for affiliated Carnegie Mellon University entrepreneurs and startups. The application process requires the following:

  • Must have one CMU affiliated founder (Student, Faculty, Staff, Alumni)
  • Completion of the application for entrepreneurship space
  • A meeting with a member of the Swartz Center Access Committee

Apply Here

 

 

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First-Come First-Served Tables

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Approved entrepreneurs who are still working on exploring their entrepreneurship idea or are in the early stages of their startup are welcome to use any of the available first-come first-served tables.

They also have 24-hour access to the space and are able to request reservations for the Swartz Center conference rooms.

Dedicated Tables

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Entrepreneurs who have demonstrated significant progress and commitment to their startup through their work at the Swartz Center are assigned a dedicated table.

Dedicated tables are clearly marked with the startups logo and/or name and are reserved for use only by that startup. Lockers are assigned to each dedicated table for storage of items overnight.

Garages

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Use of one of the ten Swartz Center garages is reserved for the entrepreneurs who have shown the most progress, committment, and dedication to their startup.

Garages are assigned by the Swartz Center Access Committee and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The target duration for a startup in a garage is a year.

Project Olympus

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Project Olympus space, located just off campus, also has offices, dedicated desks and co-working space. Startups can work out of the Swartz Center Main Campus and also sign up for Project Olympus to tap into additional resources to help with finding product/market fit, developing your business model, making connections and attracting funding. Project Olympus will team you up with a business coach to develop a personalized ‘roadmap.

Project Olympus

Startups in the Space

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Adskate

We are building the future of digital advertising. Digital advertising is a $400 billion dollar space, facing increasing privacy regulations because of which the traditional methods of ad targeting don't work well. We use advanced AI and analytics to eliminate irrelevant ads and help brands get better ROI on ad spend, without violating privacy regulations. Our tech is superior compared to our competitors who use traditional keyword targeting on text. 

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Advanced Optronics

Advanced Optronics, LLC (AO) designs and manufactures implantable smart sensors to improve patient outcomes in a wide array of medical applications for minimally invasive surgery. AO’s first product is an integrated force and position sensor for cochlear implants (CIs). These sensors provide real-time feedback to surgeons during CI surgery to reduce surgical trauma and avoid damage to residual hearing during implantation. The company is founded by experienced engineers and advised by surgeons and serial entrepreneurs with deep knowledge and expertise in medical device development. Follow-on markets for the technology include detecting early signs of implant failure after orthopedic surgery.

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AGIS Media

AGIS Media is a digital advertising agency that works with established E-commerce brands to skyrocket their sales. The AGIS Media team has helped many DTC businesses scale to multiple seven and eight figures through social media ads.

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Agot.AI

Agot.AI is a computer vision research startup that provides AI-powered checkout for restaurant brands.

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BAM! Bottle

BAM! Bottle is a portable container that heats liquids on the go. We change beverage temperature through battery power alone to ensure that your drink is always at your perfect temperature. This means customers get the convenience of controlling the temperature of their drink wherever and whenever. BAM! Bottle–for those everyday moments where you need a little BAM!

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CoPilot

CoPilot is a smart watch platform that uses real trainers, automatic exercise tracking, and adaptive workout generation to bring personal training right to your wrist.

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Culturora

Culturora is a Future of Work, SaaS solution that helps companies create a thriving company culture, improve employee experience, and reduce turnover. Unlike traditional HR and engagement solutions, Culturely leverages Machine Learning and Organizational Behavior research to optimize employee connections that build trust and a sense of community and belonging.

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Dadel

Dadel is an early stage startup building a platform for the ethical use of data.  We drive improved customer experience for our partners, while simplifying the effort of managing end user profiles and privacy preferences.

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Ecotone Renewables

Ecotone Renewables, LLC

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.

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Elio AI

Elio's proprietary technologies deliver medical-imaging AI that is intuitive and understandable for clinicians using handheld and other point-of-care imaging modalities. Our unique approaches create AI that can be trusted for reliable, real-time AI diagnosis and treatment guidance for a range of crucial clinical applications, including ultrasound trauma assessment, tumor classification and biopsy, and ophthalmology.

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ESTAT Actuation

We're providing robotics engineers with lightweight, efficient, and cost-effective actuator hardware. Our prototype rotary electroadhesive clutch is 3x lighter and uses 600x less power than conventional electromagnetic clutches.

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Finish Robotics

Our mission is to solve the labor crisis for construction job sites though job-specific semi-autonomous robots. 

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Glen Lake Pioneering

Glen Lake Pioneering is a venture studio that commercializes technology to solve customers’ problems. Operational execution is the scarcest commodity in venture creation. Glen Lake provides an innovation operations focus to consult with enterprises, accelerate existing ventures, and create new ventures that commercialize great products.

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GT Entrepreneurs

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.

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Healome

Healome tracks all the biomarkers in a single place to assess personalized risk scores and detects abnormal trends. We compute biological age based on several blood markers to quantify how various day-to-day habits and interventions like exercise, sleeping patterns, diet regimes, drugs, and supplements affect your biological age with personalized insights. Our mission is to enable everyone to optimize their health and accelerate the large-scale community-based biomarker discovery research.

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involveMINT

involveMINT mobilizes and binds community resources through exchanges to meet social needs not addressed by traditional funding and marketing economies. Our Community Exchange Network empowers "ChangeMakers" to work on impactful projects by earning a currency accepted and exchanged among businesses, residents, and organizations, affording access to goods and services while keeping wealth local. 

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Jumble

We believe community is your greatest asset. Jumble is a mobile platform where people find their community through nearby groups and gatherings.

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Komodo

Komodo enables investors to quantify the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk in their municipal portfolios. The Komodo  platform gives firms a quantitative and systematic way to integrate these risks into their overall investment decisions.

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Koreana Collective

Koreana is a revolutionary sustainable fashion startup that sells eco-friendly, ethically produced jewelry at an accessible price point, meeting Gen Z where they are. The brand goes beyond simply producing green alternatives to mainstream jewelry, leaning into experimental and whimsical tastes. 

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Last Papers

Last Papers is an early stage startup focused on helping next of kin close financial accounts after death to allow people to focus on mourning their loved ones and not on paperwork.

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Mach9 Robotics

Mach9 Robotics is a remote sensing startup creating Google Maps for subsurface utilities. We are building mobile mapping platforms, based primarily on ground penetrating radar, to acquire very rich information about infrastructure health. Our new machine learning approach analyzes large-scale, subsurface datasets 100X faster than the existing state-of-the-art geotechnical data analysis tools with greater accuracy.

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Moonpy

Moonpy is a Python distribution that allows for rapid code development without sacrificing performance. By dramatically increasing the performance of Python, Moonpy enables companies to reduce time-to-market, save on developer expenses, and reduce compute resources while opening up new opportunities in AI, web development, and edge computing.

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Nile

Nile is essentially Uber for connecting delivery addresses. We connect people who need an address to accept deliveries with people who can provide one, using our web app and mobile apps. We work to help people living in informal settlements (urban slums) worldwide without a physical address tagged to their homes access e-commerce and other package deliveries, along with all the benefits of having an address. Here in the US, the Nile platform tackles the $5.4 billion dollar package theft industry, by connecting customers with merchants from whom they can pick up valuable packages from, that would otherwise be left unattended outside their residences. We are currently in the last phase of our MVP development and will be raising seed funding for our initial pilot in late fall, 2022.

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NoRILLA

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.

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Parashar Med-Tech

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is severe bleeding that occurs after childbirth. PPH affects around 14 million women annually and accounts for 3 million deaths. 90% of these deaths occur in developing and underdeveloped countries since PPH can become life-threatening if no medical aid is available. Our solution for this life-threatening condition is a portable hemostatic device that stops profuse bleeding within minutes and can be used in hospitals and non-hospital settings, thus giving a mother another chance to spend her life with her child and loved ones. No woman deserves to die on the best day of her life. 

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Pralent

An all-in-one platform for communities to create cohesive experiences for their members.

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Sastra Robotics

We design & manufacture Robotic Systems & Solutions with a specialised focus on Intelligent Test Automation Tools. We are a team of 21. Our award-winning product, QUACO-Quality Assurance Companion is a robotics-aided test automation platform. Using robotics, AI & cloud-based analytics we offer QA team efficiency up to 20x, testing automation coverage up to 95% & reducing the regression test cost by 50% as well as regression testing time by up to 70%. We are serving OEMs & Tier1s including Robert BOSCH, HCL, Tech Mahindra, ABB, Qualcomm, etc. We also secured an MOU with Lockheed Martin & Master teaming agreements with Wipro & HCL. Currently, we are focussing more on Automotive IVI & consumer electronics smart interface testing & validation.

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Self.Best

Procrastination at the workplace negatively impacts Productivity and Job Performance leading to an increased cost of human talent. Addressing it opens up a chest worth billions of dollars to organizations worldwide Self.best is a customized, minimally intrusive, secure and gamified solution that combines the knowledge of human psychology with power of AI/ML based data modelling to achieve significant productivity, cost and quality gains.

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Schenker Design

Schenker Design is a software venture focussed on the research and development of mobile user interface systems, optimizing for user behavioral health.

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Shift Robotics

We believe that walking should be an efficient alternative to owning a car, biking, or taking public transport, everywhere for everyone. Shift 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.

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Skeema

Skeema transforms the browser into a workspace that helps people collect and organize information for all their online tasks, decluttering their minds and browser tabs. It addresses the high costs of switching between tabs and tasks, collecting all kinds of web content, and organizing that raw information so people can accomplish their goals in 10x less time than they can today. Once users have accomplished their tasks, their work is saved and aggregated so that others don’t have to start from scratch, leading to a virtuous cycle of knowledge acceleration.

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sovaSage Inc.

sovaSage leverages artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies to revolutionize the treatment of sleep apnea.

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Squirrel Rental

We built a zillow-like software embedded in wechat to let landlords or tenants to post rentals and sublets. Next, we will migrate the software off wechat onto the blockchain. We will award Non Fungible Tokens to housing agents who help people find rentals or purchasing real estates. By leveraging blockchain, good housing agents can earn more on what they deserve, and the honest and capable agent stands out on the distributed transaction history. 

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TOMO

TOMO is a fine product design studio that makes 3D printable home office goods. 

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Troutwood

Troutwood is a fintech company building financial planning and investment education tools for Gen Z

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Tunized

Music is an important part of any business. It enhances the customer experience, reflects the brand's personality, and can even help increase sales if used correctly. However, many business owners make the mistake of choosing music that they like instead of music that provides results for the retail store. Tunized aims to change the way music is being played in business spaces. Tunized offers professionally curated music & fully licensed to business spaces. Tunized enables business spaces to play smart music to enhance their user experience.

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Undersea

Undersea is a platform that commoditizes user-data to enable digital natives and data consumers. Users allow Undersea to track their online life in exchange for information and compensation. The collected data is anonymized, compiled, and sold in the form of ad hoc queries. For users, Undersea reduces ‘data anxiety’ by providing a greater sense of control, visibility, and compensation for normal web use. For the first time, users can easily see what types of data various sites are collecting on them and get paid for it in the process. For buyers, Undersea makes ‘big data’ accessible to all. Through a simple UI, anyone can get extremely specific datasets of any size in a matter of seconds.

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Voaige

Operating AI to let any robotic arm be AI powered, movable and re-programmable. Instantly.

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Business Products (B2B) A-H



  • Adskate
  • Agot.ai
  • Awiros
  • Balloon
  • BlackLocus
  • Blastpoint
  • Brdg.ai
  • ConvMind
  • Dadel
  • Evolute
  • FindNotice
  • Fooala
  • Gather AI
  • Hikari Labs

Business Products (B2B) I-S



  • InvenTower
  • Kermdinger Studios
  • Marinus Analytics
  • MedReportGuide (MRG)
  • Neon
  • NetBeez
  • Orta Interactive Studio
  • Petuum
  • Pixite
  • ReCAPTCHA
  • Safaba Translational Systems
  • Senebrum
  • Shine Registry
  • SimpL

Business Products (B2B) S-Z



  • Skeema
  • SlapVid
  • Slingshot
  • Solvvy
  • Sparkline
  • SpiralGen
  • StatEasy
  • Stitchbridge
  • TalkMeUp
  • Traansmission
  • UberSpark
  • ViralMoment
  • Yodel Labs
  • Zensors

CleanTech/Energy


  • Airviz
  • Building Ideas Group (BIG)
  • Chement
  • EEme
  • Farm to Flame Energy
  • Gridfruit
  • Hillside Hydro
  • Hyliion
  • INCEPTS
  • LeanFM Technologies
  • Oxide Enterprises
  • Platypus
  • Rapid Flow Technologies
  • SolePower
  • SparkMeter
  • Tartan Battery Network
  • Teratonix

Consumer Products (B2C)


  • Antecea
  • Aurochs Brewing
  • Banter
  • Beatbots
  • Brew Gentlemen Beer Co.
  • CareerImp (aka Resunate)
  • Carnegie Debate
  • CheerNotes
  • Digital Dream Labs
  • Faber
  • FacioMetrics
  • Glimmer
  • Little Moochi
  • Pairi
  • Pittsburgh Knights
  • PupCycled
  • Rise and Grind
  • Swaset
  • ZenRez

Healthcare


  • Accel Diagnostics
  • Aware.ai
  • Beyond Lucid Technologies
  • BioBind
  • BioHybrid Solutions
  • Biombyx
  • Enabyl AI
  • Enzium
  • Equa Health
  • Heart I/O
  • Ocean Genomics
  • Organoid Therapeutics
  • Qualaris Healthcare Solutions
  • QuantMD
  • Root Health Coach
  • SemanticMD
  • Telling.ai
  • Treatspace
  • Vera Therapeutics (aka True Code)

Medical Devices


  • Abililife
  • Activaided Orthotics
  • AnCure
  • Audition Tech
  • EXG Wear
  • Fibulas
  • Fluid Form 3D
  • Forest Devices
  • Human Motion Technologies
  • Impact Proteomics
  • Lifeware Labs
  • MindTrace
  • PECA Labs
  • PHRQL
  • Precision Neuroscopics
  • Rebion (REBIScan)
  • Rubitection

Robotics


  • Bito Robotics
  • Bloomfield Robotics
  • Choitek
  • CubeRover
  • ESTAT Actuation
  • Fifth Season (previously Robotany)
  • Four Growers
  • HEBI Robotics
  • Mach9 Robotics
  • Mayim
  • Panacea.ag
  • Phlux Technologies
  • Piecemaker
  • RoadBotics
  • Smart Head Lights
  • Titan Robotics

EdTech


  • Aktiv Learning (formerly 101 Edu)
  • Allelo (formerly Convertsation)
  • Bridge for Billions
  • Classroom Salon
  • LearnBop
  • Lightside Lab
  • NoRILLA
  • Toyz Electronics
  • Tunessence
  • Wick

Social Networking/Mobile Computing & Social Ventures


  • ComVibe
  • ComYoot
  • ConnectWith
  • Duolingo
  • Expii
  • PlayPower
  • Pralent
  • ZODAJ
  • ZuZ

Hardware


  • AdRich
  • Ekto VR
  • Vigilant Technologies (VIT)
  • Wise Telemetry

Chemistry & Material Science


  • Arieca
  • LumiShield Technologies
  • Marine Oasis

Search Fund


  • GTE
  • Keelboat Capital

FinTech


  • Dynamics
  • Komodo

Additional Teams working in the Swartz Center

A - G


  • 1111
  • AGEON Tech
  • AgniAI
  • Airpool
  • Amity Tech
  • Ansatz AI
  • Aris
  • Avocado
  • b.You Wellness
  • Bakery
  • BAM! Bottle
  • Bizzie Co.
  • Coorient
  • Creator Coin Group
  • Crypto Learning
  • CryptoTag
  • Dark Currents Technologies
  • EduGrow Learning
  • EZR3NT
  • Fac+
  • First-In Financial
  • Flurry
  • Food Owl
  • Food-Safe
  • Game Day GRUB
  • Green Brands, LLC

H - P


  • Healthy Technologies
  • Hero Audit
  • HobbyFare
  • IKYN Inc.
  • Inspired Cognition
  • Kloopify
  • Koreana
  • Kryptik
  • Krzegy
  • labr
  • LABRAT STUDIO
  • Labscapes
  • MatchUP
  • Nearby News
  • Nfluence
  • Nutrivide & LivingWaters Systems
  • Ovant Solutions
  • Pinpoint
  • Project Domini
  • Project Za
  • Pulsely
  • Python RPA
  • PYX_LABS

Q - Z


  • Raak
  • Radiant Waiter
  • Resolar Robotics
  • Robo Erectus
  • Rythm for Brands
  • Silgence Inc.
  • SmartBath
  • SolveCons
  • SpinDash
  • Spotter
  • Subscription Manager
  • Swift Onboarding
  • Taiyi Biomedical
  • Tauto
  • The FashionVerse, Inc.
  • The Fence
  • the metaGo society
  • tillip
  • TokenStudio
  • TopSharp
  • UniMarket
  • Whelm
  • Wild Energy LLC
  • Worlder Inc
  • YCK

Clubs working in the Swartz Center Space

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