Join the Panther Innovation Network

The Pitt Innovation Institute has established the Panther Innovation Network to involve Pitt alumni and others in the University's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. In this guest blog, Pitt alum Denny Wist (Katz), discusses his experience as a mentor to Pitt faculty and students. As I approached the “last chapter“ of…

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Lessons From the Trenches

Success is a terrible teacher This blog is being re-published with permission of uTranslated, a Pitt student startup that is in the current cohort of the AlphaLab business accelerator. To learn more about uTranslated and its platform for high quality translation services, visit www.utranslated.com There are worse problems to have,…

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10 Tips for Pitt-preneurs from the Innovation Institute’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

The Innovation Institute Pitt Ventures program provides opportunities for students to take their innovation from concept to the market. The Institute’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and network of business mentors guide these students as they develop business plans and determine the commercial value of their innovations. With the upcoming Pitt Ventures Student Challenges,…

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A Life of Fun with Radio Waves

Dr. Marlin Mickle, one of the University of Pittsburgh's most prolific innovators, died suddenly a year ago on April 14, 2015. This is an extended version of a memorial written shortly after his death. [caption id="attachment_1714" align="alignnone" width="580"] Marlin Mickle[/caption] In the 1940s coal mining town of Windber, PA, a…

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