Here are some of the ways you can tap into Pitt’s
growing entrepreneurial ecosystem:

Expand your business through licensing an innovation

With over $700 million in annual sponsored research, the University of Pittsburgh is a breeding ground for next-generation innovations across a diverse multitude of sections including computer science, energy, material science, education, IoT, cybersecurity, biotech, pharma and much more. Our innovations and technologies are available to be licensed to entrepreneurs, startups and corporate partners. You can browse our online database or contact us directly and we can perform a search on your interests and would gladly meet with you to learn more about your interests and needs.

Lead your next startup

Many of the innovations and technologies developed at Pitt are primed for serving as the basis of a new startup company. In Fiscal 2019, Pitt spun out 17 companies based on Pitt research. Find out more about 2019 Pitt spinouts and see a list of successful spinouts from across the years. Our entrepreneurial teams often look for C-level management members to join their team, or you may have a desire to form a startup company based on one of our innovations yourself.

Be a mentor

As part of our commitment to entrepreneurship, we provide business mentors to many of our budding entrepreneurs and innovators. A business mentor provides insight and guidance to Pitt innovation teams as they are evaluating the commercial potential for their discoveries. Our innovation teams can benefit by learning from your firsthand experience at bringing a product to market or the success and failures of your entrepreneurial ventures, as well as make important connections to the business world through your network. Contact Paul Petrovich if you are interested in mentoring a Pitt innovation team.

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