Are You Ready to Accelerate?

Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What's on your list? What's holding you back from getting started? What if you could move that process along faster? Now instead of directing that desire at, say, learning to play the piano or becoming a…

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Big Idea Overview

It’s an exciting time to be at Pitt. Two years ago the only programs for students encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship existed only within specific campus schools and departments. Today, thanks to the Innovation Institute, which spans the whole university, all schools and all departments, we provide programming to all students,…

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Behind the Judges Table

As an intern at the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, I consider myself one of the luckiest people at the university. My job allows me to see all of the amazing and inspiring ideas that arise from Pitt students, from undergraduates to post-docs. However, no event showcases our school’s indisputable…

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8 Takeaways from Zev Siegl

The University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute and the Career Development and Placement Assistance office hosted Zev Siegl, co-founder of Starbucks and renowned entrepreneur. Zev narrated the humble beginnings of what is now one of largest and most recognizable brands in America. It was an incredible learning experience for the almost…

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