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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Friday, March 16, 2018
CMU's BOT Meeting Showcased Students During Loch Ness Tank Event

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wigle Whiskey Receives 'Best in Class Gin' and to Receive Gold Medal for PA Bourbon

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Agility Robotics in the News

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Shark Tank Casting Call in Pittsburgh on March 28

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Jim Swartz Oscar

CMU Alumnus Jim Swartz Wins Oscar for Producing "Icarus"

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Carnegie Mellon To Honor 12 with Alumni Awards for Achievements and Service Including Jim Swartz

2018 McGinnis Venture Competition

McGinnis Venture Competition Final Live Round

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
1-5 pm        Final Round Team Presentations
6-7:30 pm   Award Ceremony & Networking Reception

Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business
GSIA, Rooms 322 and 324
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Visitor parking available at the East Campus Garage


Find out more about the McGinnis Venture Competition and see the final round schedule›

Innovation Scholars Applications Now Open

Applications now open
Deadline to apply is is Friday, April 6, 2018

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Innovation Fellows Applications Now Open

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Deadline to apply is is Monday, April 9, 2018

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VentureBridge Applications Now Open

Applications now open
Deadline to apply is is Friday, April 27, 2018

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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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