Pitt Ventures First Gear: Prove It

First Gear NSF I-Corps Program helps shape Pitt inventions originating from University research from early-stage discovery to products and services that can be taken to market.

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DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR INNOVATION IN JUST 6 WORKSHOPS AND RECEIVE FUNDING TO HELP YOU ADVANCE TOWARD COMMERCIALIZATION.

Please complete the form on this page in order to apply for Pitt Ventures First Gear. 

 

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" “As a cardiologist, I know how to write prescriptions and treat patients. As a scientist, I know how to generate hypotheses and test them, but that jump from the bench to the bedside was a complete black hole for me.” "

Maliha Zahid, M.D., Ph.D, Developmental Biology


2019 Cohort Start Dates 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (10-12 p.m.)
Location: Barco Law Building, Room 109

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (10-12 p.m.)

Friday, September 13, 2019 (10-12 p.m.)


Applications are due 2 weeks prior to the start date

All sessions are typically held on the Oakland Campus.

Each cohort meets the following dates: 

First Cohort: Feb 12 & 26, March 5, 19, 26, & April 9

Second Cohort: May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 25

Third Cohort: Sep 13, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, & Nov 1 

 

Interested in First Gear? Fill out this form and we'll send you the application details.