Carnegie Mellon University

Startup Teams in the Swartz Center Space

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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 Carnegie Mellon University startup to use.

Applicants intrested in working out of the Swartz Center Space can apply here.

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ActaVentures

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.

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Blacktail Capital

Blacktail Capital is a search fund founded by Jake Cervilla with the sole goal of finding, buying and running a single small business in the Seattle area.  

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Bloomfield Robotics

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.

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Collie

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.

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ConvMind

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.

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Delta Band

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.

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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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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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Glow Up

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.

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Heart I/O

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.

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KeelBoat, LLC

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.

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Nabla Ascent

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.

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Nimbus Robotics

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.

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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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Pairi

Pairi is a two-sided marketplace that pairs beauty service providers with clients through a system similar to AirBnb. These services are often expensive, and most of the money from each transaction does not go to the service provider. We want to help entrepreneurial beauticians start their own businesses from anywhere, on their own time, while reducing the cost of beauty services in the process.

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Rayar

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.

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RenTrust

A marketplace for students to find & post short-term housing when traveling for internships, co-ops, and much more!"

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TalkMeUp

TalkMeUp is an AI based SaaS company focused on communication training.

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Zensors

Zensors AI platforms allows you to use existing camera infrastructure to create virtual sensors that provide answers to critical business questions.

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Additional Teams working in the Swartz Center

3D Farms

1SpecialPlace

Aleegnce

ALDSIA

AlphaState

Arieca

Autochef

Beer Here!

BetaKeys

BizCatcher International

Black Learners

Brigly

Carnegie Debate

Certain Build

Cohearent

CollegePak

DesignAR

DocLayer

Easy Epi

Ecotone Renewables

Eko

Farm to Flame

Fastplate

FreeRides

GoTracker

Grow

Hikari Labs

Juvo Robotics

KeyCard

Keelboat

Little Mochi

Merge

Mingo

Nimble.ai

Octopedia Study Abroad Chatbot

Pangee

ParkAI

Pippin

PitchPerfect

Pitchvestor

Pragmatic Capital Management

Pugilist Ventures

Rent Better

RoboWallet

Rollief

Savvi

SecurLock

Secure Seat, LLC

sèvo

Slate Home Design

TalentIPO

Tarseer

Travel Ping

URM Education

Valiant

V.E.R.A.

Viva

Vflow

WorkCert

ZODAJ

Clubs working in the Swartz Center Space

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