16 Student Teams Pitch Their Business Plans at Blast Furnace Demo Day

Nearly 50 Pitt students of all levels, who spent the past eight weeks putting their business ideas through a rigorous development process overseen by an experienced mentor, pitched their ideas to a panel of judges from the Pittsburgh startup community at the William Pitt Union. The best presentation as selected…

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Lifelong Friends Launch Virtual Startup

Comptuer Science Senior Forges Unique Entrepreneurial Path Since kindergarten, Coleman Stavish and David West were inseparable while growing up outside Philadelphia. But when it came time to choose colleges, West opted for Johns Hopkins to study bioengineering and Stavish chose Pitt to study computer science. Distance in the digital age,…

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Phil Brooks joins University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute as full-time executive in residence

Phil Brooks, an entrepreneur and business consultant with 30-plus years of experience across multiple sectors — from manufacturing, mining, and information technology, to life sciences and entertainment — has joined the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute as a full time executive in residence. In this role Brooks will mentor faculty…

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