Carnegie Mellon's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Earns I-Corps Renewal

 The co-founders of BuildSimHub: Zheng Zhang, Weili Xu and Haopeng Wang.

Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship recently received a continuing grant from the National Science Foundation for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Sites program.

The I-Corps Sites program supports exploratory businesses created by teams interested in moving STEM research out of the lab and into the marketplace. CMU is one of 70 I-Corps sites nationwide and has been administering the program since 2014. It builds upon CMU's demonstrated strengths in fusing technology and entrepreneurship — recruiting and training entrepreneurial teams each academic year to accelerate business exploration and creation.

Since its inception, the CMU I-Corps Site has served 85 entrepreneurial teams comprising 267 faculty members, staff, students and alumni from all seven CMU colleges. To date, those teams have been awarded more than $11 million in additional funding for their ventures.

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