Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition

Are you an entrepreneurial student? Do you want to learn how to advance innovations towards the market? 

Please fill out this form to apply to the 2024 competition.

John Cordier Innovation Institute Pitt Ventures Challenge Winner

" If you are a student with aspirations of creating your own company, working with startups, or want to test your pitching skills, the Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition is a great way to learn and test your ability. "

John Cordier, Past winner, co-founder of Epistemix Inc.

Pursue your entrepreneurial interests, build your resume, & get involved in future Pitt startups.

Upcoming Info Sessions

Virtual sessions via Zoom will be held on:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 2 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024, 2 p.m. EST

Register Here For an Info Session

  • Total Time Commitment for the Challenge: Approximately 12-25 hours   
  • To apply your innovation must emanate from Pitt intellectual property.
  • Entrepreneurial students (undergraduate and graduate) or postdocs must be supported by a faculty member.
  • The deadline to apply is August 16, 2024.
  • Up to $40,000 in funds are available to the participating faculty departments.
    • •       1st Place $20,000

      •       2nd Place $15,000

      •       3rd Place $5,000

  • See overview and guidelines of the Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition.