The Blast Furnace is Pitt’s student accelerator providing access to a deep mentor network, inspirational co-working space, and a rich curriculum preparing student startups for creating and growing their businesses.
Type of Program (incubator/accelerator): Student Incubator
It’s an 8-week program, two sessions per week. Participants have access to work at the university’s Big Idea Center, a network of proven mentors and coaches, networking events and the opportunity to apply to the top accelerators in the city. The Blast Furnace runs every for an eight-week intensive period of customer discovery and product-market fit.
Our goal is simple: we want to increase your chance of entrepreneurial success. We want you better prepared. We help you decide if your idea can be successful upon graduation.