Graduate Clubs and Organizations

Bioengineering Innovation and Commercialization Program (BICP)

The BICP is a student organization founded in 2011 by members of the BMES graduate student chapter. Their mission is to teach students how entrepreneurship and commercialization interface with academic research. BICP hosts discussion panels, networking events, and field trips with local biotech/medtech entrepreneurs. They also partner with other groups to offer competitions, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities about entrepreneurship and other commercialization-related activities.

Engineering Graduate Student Organization (EGSO)

The mission of the EGSO is to promote the academic, professional, and social development of all Swanson School of Engineering graduate students. The organization aims to increase the student body’s awareness of available university resources as well as encourage healthy, balanced lifestyles. Furthermore, the EGSO aims to provide an environment of collaboration between engineering disciplines by serving as an outlet for graduate students to share their research projects and ideas with their peers.

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)

The GPSG is the student government for all graduate and professional students at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It administers half of the graduate student activity fee. It uses this fee to provide services and event programming to all graduate and professional students. GPSG also connects graduate/professional students to Pitt’s administrators through graduate student representation on many University committees. GPSG represents the concerns of all graduate and professional students, so please contact us if you have an issue we can help with.

LaunchPitt

Ideas will amount to nothing if not acted upon. LaunchPITT helps the University of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition through collaboration with other students from diverse backgrounds, and introduces members to the resources available around Pittsburgh. This structure facilitates a diverse array of inputs for idea validation. Students will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, and potential investors. We facilitate and foster entrepreneurship through mentorship and firsthand experience through our speaker-led events and workshops.


Undergraduate Clubs and Organizations

Enactus

This is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of social entrepreneurship to enable human progress. Members apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. All majors are welcome. For more information on the organization, you can visit their national website, the Pitt Enactus website, or reach out to the University of Pittsburgh chapter via email.

Pitt Design Hub

This is a group for creative thinkers and an incubator for student inventors. Design Hub provides the resources, connections, and skills to help students design a better future. They accomplish this through ideation sessions, educational workshops, hands-on design projects and community outreach.

The Pitt Startup Network (P-SUN)

P-SUN is a network established by undergraduates for the benefit of all students with entrepreneurial aspirations. By unifying undergraduates with alumni, faculty, and local professionals, P-SUN provides its members with a vast network of knowledge, experience, skills, and proper guidance. It serves as a launch pad for bright-minded, hard-working individuals and continually strives to turn their ideas into reality. For more information please contact Brendan Geiger.

Students for Startups

This club promotes innovation and to push entrepreneurial spirit at the University of Pittsburgh through the following:

  1. Be a hub for student entrepreneurs to seek help in their project/business endeavors
  2. Be an educational medium for people interested in learning more about opening up their own business
  3. Be a connection between talent that exists at the University and the small business community.

Reach out to them via Facebook or Twitter to find out more.