RecruitMilitary Logo
Sign In

Entrepreneur-in-Residence - Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship - OVPR - Military Veterans

at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University’s Office of the Vice President of Research is searching for an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program is designed to bring successful entrepreneurs to Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) campuses to mentor and help CMU generated startup companies become successful. In addition to working with a portfolio of startups, the EIR would be looking for opportunities to start their own companies based on CMU ideas and IP. The EIR would work with the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship and other CMU research centers/institutes/departments for a period of 6 months to 2 years.

With a preference for CMU alumni, the EIR program would recruit successful entrepreneurs who are in transition. Typically, this transition would mean that they have recently sold or left their successful startup and are considering their career options for the future.

EIRs will be expected to be gateways to domain networks that will increase the probability of success at CMU generated startups. This includes access to capital, access to customers and access to talent for team building.

In addition to mentoring a portfolio of CMU generated startups and looking for their own startup opportunities, the EIRs would potentially:

  • Teach innovation and entrepreneurship courses as Adjunct Professors
  • Lead workshops and seminars in their areas of expertise
  • Attend and recruit attendees (e.g. investors) for CMU and Swartz Center events and showcases
  • Be housed in/consult with the Swartz Center’s Incubator – Project Olympus
  • Meet Bi-Weekly with the Swartz Center team, CMU Research Centers/Institutes and other EIRs

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Division/Department. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Co-founder of one or more investor backed startup(s)
  • C-Suite experience in investor backed startup(s)
  • Consistent record for crafting high growth startup(s)
  • Shown network with VC, Angel and strategic investors
  • Proven network with domain specific talent and customer acquisition
  • Ten or more years of direct startup experience

The successful candidate will have considerable experience creating and leading innovative business ventures. They will have demonstrated knowledge of and experience in early stage development and funding of companies, a history of building and maintaining critical relationships in the business and private capital sectors as well as a strong desire to develop and mentor entrepreneurs.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • 10-15 years Meaningful Work Experience


  • Successful background check

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Academic Program Administration

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

  • Statement of Assurance

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University founder Andrew Carnegie said: "My heart is in the work." No statement better captures the passion and drive of our people to make a real difference. At Carnegie Mellon, we're not afraid of the work. Our educational environment creates problem solvers, drivers of innovation and pioneers in technology and the arts. Employers in every field say our graduates are ready to hit the ground running the day they graduate. So, join us. Whether you're looking for a career or an education. Or both.

Similar Jobs
RecruitMilitary Logo