Innovation Institute Honors the Life of James “Chip” Hanlon: Blue Collar Entrepreneur

July 27, 2011   James “Chip” Hanlon was never one to sugarcoat anything. Speaking to students at a PittBlitz startup-athon last year, he said that being an entrepreneur is an all-or-nothing proposition. A fire either rages inside you to make your vision a reality against what will often feel like…

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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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