James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program
The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows Program fast-tracks the careers of CMU graduate students who are passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. Our goal is to develop each student's potential and leadership skills through a 15-month program that emphasizes hands-on experience as well as entrepreneurship curriculum. No more than eight Fellows are selected per year.
The core of the program is a summer internship with a top tier, venture-backed start-up within the high-tech, high-growth sector. Each student will embark on a self-directed internship search that includes two networking trips to the California Bay Area and guidance from a combination of alumni, faculty and staff.
Benefits of Being a Swartz Fellow Include:
Summer internship: Top tier, venture-backed startup
Networking in the CA Bay Area: $2000 total travel stipend for two trips: 3 Days in October 2012; 3 Days in January 2013
Mentorship & Guidance: From faculty, staff, venture capitalists, C-level executives
Roundtables with Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series speakers
Fellows Lunches: Student-directed topical issues, once a month
A community of like-minded individuals
Stay tuned for updates about the 2013-14 application.
This program is made possible by a gift from Jim Swartz (GSIA'66), founder of Accel Partners, a Palo Alto based venture capital firm with more than $6B under management.