LTI graduate students Sneha Chaudhari and Mick Zomnir have been named 2015 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows. They're two of just 14 fellows selected this year.
An initiative of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Swartz Fellowship fast-tracks the careers of CMU graduate students who are passionate about entrepreneurship in the technology arena. The highly selective program develops each fellow’s entrepreneurial potential and leadership skills through hands-on experiences, networking, mentoring and courses in entrepreneurship. At the program's core is a mentored summer internship with a top-tier VC-backed startup in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
A student in the LTI's Master of Language Technologies program, Chaudhari earned an M.Eng. in computer science at the Indian Institute of Science in 2011. She then spent time as a software engineer at IBM Research in Bangalore before enrolling in the MLT program.
Zomnir, a student in the Master of Science in Biotechnology Innovation and Computation program, earned his bachelor's degree in management science/finance from MIT in 2011 and spent two years as a business intelligence analyst with TeleTracking Technologies in Pittsburgh. He's also worked at Amazon and a healthcare analytics startup in Cambridge, Mass.
Learn more about the Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellowship program on the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship website.