Pitt Student Startup Monarch Solar to Compete in ACC InVenture Prize Competition

March 29, 2017   By Rachel Wilkinson This year, the University of Pittsburgh’s selected finalists for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition will present a fully-realized prototype that began with some socially conscious web searching. Monarch Solar, comprised of team members Jay Murray, Nick Faughey, and Ben Stutz,…

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30 Teams Enter Cohort 5 of the Pitt Blast Furnace Student Accelerator

March 29, 2017   5 Teams selected as Blast Furnace Fellows will split $50,000 to launch a startup by June Hudson Companies donates $10,000 to support new Fellowship program In the clearest indication yet that Pitt students are thirsting to be entrepreneurial, the Pitt Blast Furnace student accelerator has announced…

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Long-Time Pitt Collaborators Forge Path to Impact for Discovery

Pictured from left, Dr. Alan Wells, Dr. Cecelia Yates and Sean McDonald, CEO of Ocugenix Inc., which is developing technology created by Drs. Wells, Yates and Dr. Ian Connor to treat eye diseases. Pitt-licensed technology provides new hope for wet-AMD treatment   By Mike Yeomans When setting out to commercialize…

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University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute Enters Master Collaboration Agreement with Helomics Corp.

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