Blast Furnace Welcomes 18 Teams in its 4th Cohort

  October 11, 2016 Blast Furnace, the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute’s student startup accelerator, has selected 18 student teams to participate in the Fall 2016 cohort. With the new cohort, Blast Furnace will have fostered 55 student startup teams in a little over one year of operation. The selection…

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Student Entrepreneurs Put Their Ideas to the Test at Startup Blitz

October 1, 2016   By Mike Yeomans Pitt student entrepreneurs presented ideas ranging from a treatment for sleep apnea to new apps for professional networking and pharmacy insurance reimbursements at the first Startup Blitz of the 2016-17 year. The winners of $1,750 cash prize pool as selected by a panel…

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Pitt Student Startup Selected as One of the “Best University Startups 2016”

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AquaCloud Selected as Top Team at Blast Furnace Demo Day

After almost two months of hard work molding their startup ideas, eight teams from the Pitt Blast Furnace student startup accelerator pitched their ideas to a panel of five judges. The event, held on June 9th in the William Pitt Union, marked the completion of the third Blast Furnace cohort…

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The Timeline Story of a Pitt Ventures Student Challenge Participant [Infographic]

Most Pitt students and faculty know that the Pitt Ventures Program provides opportunities for the University’s growing community of innovators to learn, network and challenge each other. What many don’t know is that participating in one of its student challenges has the potential to advance an innovation closer to market…

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Blast Furnace Announces Spring 2016 Cohort of 11 Student Teams

Blast Furnace, the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute’s student startup accelerator, has selected 11 student teams to participate in the Spring 2016 cohort. With the new cohort, Blast Furnace will have fostered 46 student startup teams in less than one year of operation. The selection process for the current cohort…

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