The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows is a highly selective program designed to fast-track careers of high-impact leaders who have a passion for entrepreneurship and technology. At the core of the program is a mentored, paid summer internship with a venture-backed startup within an entrepreneurial hub such as the Bay Area or New York City. Each year no more than eight fellows are selected from Carnegie Mellon University's graduate student body. Over the course of fifteen months students develop core business skills and leadership potential through entrepreneurship coursework as well as hands-on experience. In addition to the mentored summer internship, students also participate in roundtable discussions with successful entrepreneurs and immersion programs in Silicon Valley and New York.
The Swartz Fellows program is run by the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business.