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The Pitt Ventures Student Challenge is open to all students who are working on Pitt research projects or intellectual property.…Learn More
We give Pitt Innovators the opportunity to consult with legal and early-stage investor professionals at no cost. These 30 minute…Learn More
Innovation Igniter is a 2-hr workshop designed to provide those who are curious about advancing an innovation or idea towards licensing or…Learn More
The Pitt Ventures First Gear program helps shape Pitt inventions originating from University research from early-stage discoveries into products and…Learn More
Fourth Gear program offers an opportunity for early-stage small businesses in the region to obtain hands-on guidance and mentorship, taking…Learn More
Learn the in's and out's of staffing a company.Learn More
The Innovation Igniter program is designed to help participants get introduced to the commercialization process and path to licensing their…Learn More
Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting…Learn More
Thinking of starting a small business? Begin exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you’ll need to…Learn More
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Pitt innovators were issued 3 U.S. patents in March 2019.
Following eight weeks of discovering who their potential customers are and what value their products offer to them, nine teams of Pitt innovators pitched their ideas for improving people's lives.
Sports tech investment firm SeventySix Capital announced it has contributed to the latest round of funding for Diamond Kinetics, a company that develops swing analysis products for baseball and softball
Koutif Therapeutics, which licensed patents from Pitt and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is pursuing a Phase I clinical trial of an investigational new drug targeted to diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Chrohn's Disease.