Partnering with Pfizer

Advancing Scientific Discovery Through External Collaborations Join Pitt’s Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships and Pfizer for a discussion on Pfizer’s Emerging Science & Innovation organization and ways they collaborate with academia to advance scientific discoveries. Topics Include: How Pfizer partners with academia Examples of existing Pitt partnerships Pre-clinical research collaboration Scientific areas of focus […]

SEEDing Biomedical Innovation

Academic innovators can access up to $1.2 billion in small business funding from the NIH's Seed Fund through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program or the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Join us to learn how these programs give access to essential funding for startups. Register

Attracting and Retaining Veteran Talent

Join the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence's PantherLabWorks and JPMorgan Chase for a Happy Hour and Fireside Chat with a a panel of entrepreneurs as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of hiring, developing and retaining veteran talent. Register

Corridors of Opportunity: Oakland

The Pittsburgh Business Times hosts a panel discussion on major new business development in the Oakland corridor. Register

UpPrize 2022 Social Innovation Challenge Final Showcase

The UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge, administered by Innovation Works and fully funded by the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, returned for a fifth year to bridge the gap between the nonprofit and entrepreneurial communities and increase the number of impactful technology-based solutions targeted to critical social challenges. In 2022, the UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge […]

Jump-Starting Your SBIR Proposal Preparation

Through America's Seed Fund startups can get up to $2 million to develop deep technologies. Phil Brooks will walk you through the process and timeline, how to submit a proposal and what to expect along the way. Phil is a Management Consultant with strong financial, economic and accounting skills. His experience is developed from 40 years […]

Network + Grow: B2B Companies

In celebration of Ascender's 10th Anniversary, we're hosting ten Network + Grow events— from August 2022 through May 2023—celebrating an entrepreneurial community where everyone can build, belong, collaborate, and thrive. EAT // TALK // WORK So much has changed over the past few years, and staying on top of what matters to you and your business is challenging. Setting up […]

Ask a Pittsburgh Startup CEO: In Person AMA w/ Jim Gibbs

If you are currently building a startup, then join this in-person 'Ask me Anything' (AMA) event featuring Jim Gibbs CEO of Meeter Feeder, one of Pittsburgh's top startup CEOs. Hear Jim's story from idea to revenue and all the challenges in between. Anyone interested in starting their own company or learning how to take theirs […]