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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10 Tips for Pitt-preneurs from the Innovation Institute’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

The Innovation Institute Pitt Ventures program provides opportunities for students to take their innovation from concept to the market. The Institute’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and network of business mentors guide these students as they develop business plans and determine the commercial value of their innovations. With the upcoming Pitt Ventures Student Challenges,…

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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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