The VentureBridge program is an initiative of the Swartz Center to connect early stage founders with successful alumni in top startup ecosystems to develop their startups into fundable seed stage ventures. This effort is outside of the traditional education model and serves as a bridge between the many different ecosystems that Carnegie Mellon University alumni live and work.
The VentureBridge Summer Accelerator is a 12 - week program hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area each summer. The program is designed to create networks with mentors, customers, and early stage investors. Sessions include: Mentor matching, investor feedback, founder dinners, pitch practice sessions, workshops, weekly roundtables and more.
Five to eight companies are selected to be a part of the cohort and the university invests $25,000 in each startup. As a part of the program companies also receive many other in-kind services. Find out more here.
*Note: All dates included may be subject to change.
To be considered for the VentureBridge Accelerator: