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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Pilot Partnership Makes Gartner Research Available to Pitt Innovators

Pitt Entrepreneurs seeking market research in the software and information technology space now have access to one of the most powerful research services available through a pilot partnership with Gartner Research. Campus-wide access to Gartner Research is now available through the Pitt library at this link: http://www.library.pitt.edu/gartner​ using your existing…

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Startup PittBlitz Attracts Strong Turnout of Student Entrepreneurs

Vinh Luong may only be a freshman computer science student at the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, but he has already worked for three startup companies and expects to have a few of his own under his belt before long. “The level of creativity, of energy, of innovation is…

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A Case Study in Commercialization at Pitt

Launch of Interphase Materials Showcases Range of Services and Support Offered by Pitt Innovation Institute Noah Snyder smiles broadly recalling the first time he was gripped by the entrepreneurial impulse that has propelled his life forward ever since. He had registered out of curiosity for a Saturday morning workshop while…

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