Carnegie Mellon University


Our Entrepreneurship offerings include both academic and experiential learning. The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center bringing together the elements of business, technology, and design to foster company creation.

We offer paths to high-growth company creation and entrepreneurship through acquisition, and we provide numerous networking and mentoring opportunities via clubs, Silicon Valley treks, alumni panels, investor showcases, and outreach related to early-stage ventures, funding, commercialization, legal, and financial planning.

MBA Course Spotlight

Lean Entrepreneurship emphasizes developing an understanding of entrepreneurial thought, mindset, and action, and then progresses through idea generation and screening for patterns to predict success.

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Entrepreneurship Faculty in the News


How SVB, Credit Suisse, and Other Bank Failures Could Affect Hiring, featuring Meredith Meyer Grelli, Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship.


Silicon Valley’s Startup Scene Is Safe. At Least for Now, featuring David Mawhinney, executive director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

Business Insider

The 10 Easiest Businesses To Start in 2023, featuring David Mawhinney, executive director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

How Crisis Coaching Can Keep a Startup on Course, featuring Adam Paulisick, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship