Pitt Ventures First Gear Program Speeds Path to Market for HERL Innovation

The E-Scale team at the Human Engineering Research Lab is (from left) Anand Mhatre, Jonathan Pearlman, Jonathan Duvall, Phil Brooks (Innovation Institute entrepreneur in residence) and Sam Bucior. E-Scale Tackles Weighty Issues for People Who Are Mobility Impaired For many people, the bathroom scale is an unwelcome reminder that a…

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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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Pitt Joins Osage University Partners Network

Agreement provides Pitt Innovators with access to growth capital targeted to university spin-outs The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute has joined Osage University Partners (OUP), a venture capital firm established to invest in spin-out companies of its University partner institutions. OUP has invested in 39 university spin-outs across the United…

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HERL First Gear Program Concludes with Two Winning Wheelchair Innovations

When it comes to developing innovations that allow people with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, it's hard to match the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL). Nine teams from HERL developed a go-to-market plan for their innovation throughout the six sessions of the Innovation Institute's Pitt Ventures First…

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