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Co-founder of Forest Devices — a medical startup that is developing the first stroke screening device used by medical professionals — Matt Kesinger speaks on the Steel City Startups panel in Alumni Hall Monday night.

Local entrepreneurs discuss future of small businesses

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer November 14, 2018
As a kickoff to Global Entrepreneurship Week at Pitt, a group of young entrepreneurs gathered on Monday night to discuss Pittsburgh’s rise in startup businesses. Four keynote speakers who have attended either Pitt or CMU discussed with attendees of the Steel City Startups: Pitt x CMU about their own personal businesses.
Optipik was the fourth graduate team to present their 90-second pitch in the Pittsburgh Project Development and Management Association student pitch competition Friday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt and CMU students pitch products

By Nina Kneuer | Staff Writer November 20, 2017

Christopher Dumm made an auditorium of 50 people laugh when he pulled an old surgical retractor out of a bag and tossed it on the ground in front of him. Dumm wasn’t a comedian, but rather a student...

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