CMU 2021 VentureBridge Accelerator

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VentureBridge Program

The VentureBridge program is an initiative of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship exclusively focused on helping Carnegie Mellon alumni founders succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures. The program provides seed funding, office space, access to a large network of mentors and innovators, and help with startup growth and future larger scale fundraising rounds.
  • If you are a founding team, with a CMU co-founder, working on an idea, we’d love to hear from you. 
  • The applications for the Summer Accelerator open on Tuesday, March 30. 
  • If you would like to work with our founders as an expert, mentor, or investor, please fill out this form.
  • If you’d like to partner with Swartz Center as a sponsor, please contact Aleksandar Petkov, VentureBridge Program Manager.
"By providing free office space, connections to investors, highly skilled mentors, and a cohort of fellow founders, Venture Bridge gave my team all the building blocks we needed to get our company off to a strong start. To this day, the connections we made and lessons we learned during Venture Bridge help us raise funds, acquire customers, and grow our team."
Matt Spettel
DeltaTrainer (VB ’19)
"VentureBridge helped us take our product from beta to launch in a few months. We got so much value from the mentorship component and our three amazing advisors who truly shaped Sightseek's path. The support doesn't end at Demo Day - Namrata continues to connect us with investors and new opportunities on a weekly basis."
Anna Fuller
Sightseek (VB '20)
"To me, the most valuable aspects of this program were the relationships we built with like-minded individuals and mentors and the privilege of receiving real-time feedback from world-class experts across multiple fields."
Ricardo Londono
Organoid Therapeutics (VB '20)