Portable Oxygen Device (POD) Wins 2016 Randall Family Big Idea Competition

POD to travel to Georgia Tech University for inaugural ACC InVenture Prize competition $100,000 in prize money awarded to 16 student teams from across the University Thirty-six finalist teams of University of Pittsburgh student entrepreneurs with ideas ranging from wristbands that monitor blood alcohol content to an app to improve…

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Innovation Institute to Host 11th Annual Celebration of Innovation

The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute will honor Pitt Innovators who have had their inventions licensed out of the University at its 11th Annual Celebration of Innovation on Monday, April 25, at Alumni Hall beginning at 5:30. Also being recognized will be Pitt faculty, students and staff who have received…

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Blast Furnace Announces Spring 2016 Cohort of 11 Student Teams

Blast Furnace, the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute‚Äôs 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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Kuzneski Innovation Cup to Foster Pitt Student Entrepreneurs

Andy Kuzneski III and his wife, Laurie, wanted a way to support University of Pittsburgh students in a manner that aligned with their passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Together they have established the Kuzneski Innovation Cup, a student innovation pitch competition to be administered by the Pitt Innovation Institute. The…

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