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 Market POTENTIAL OF YOUR INNOVATION AND RECEIVE FUNDING TO HELP YOU Begin Your COMMERCIALIZATION Journey.

Please fill out the form on this page if you are interested in future cohorts of 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

2020 Cohort Dates

Spring 2020 Cohort

The next Spring 2020 Cohort will be focused for Pitt SHRS departments only. 

Feb 11, Feb 28, March 10, March 24, April 7 and the final pitch and award judging session to be held on April 28, 2020. 

Please apply here to join the SHRS Challenge cohort. 

 

 

 

 

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