Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition


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

Students: Please complete this form to apply. Applications are now being accepted for 2022. (Deadline to apply extended to Sept. 14)

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.

  • Total Time Commitment for the Challenge: Approximately 12-25 hours   
  • All innovations from Pitt research projects or intellectual property are accepted.
  • Entrepreneurial students (undergraduate and graduate) or postdocs must be supported by a faculty member. Entrepreneurial students pitch on Oct 20, 2022.
  • Up to $40,000 in funds are available to the participating faculty departments.
  • See overview and guidelines of the Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition. 

How It Works:

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An entrepreneurial student (THAt's YOU!)  or Team Applies for the competition. (Application Deadline September  7, 2022)


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IF you are currently working with a Pitt Faculty Member You will help advance His/Her technology or research towards commercialization.


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Then We will pair you with A Business Mentor to help  You Prepare Your pitch.

October 20, 2022

do your final Pitch during the Competition and watch the other teams pitch.