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Local entrepreneurs discuss future of small businesses

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.

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.

Pitt and CMU students pitch products

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)

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 innovator trying to pitch his idea for a new form of surgical retractor in less than 90 seconds ...

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