Our goal at the Big Idea Center is to provide students with the opportunity to take their ideas from concept to reality. We are thrilled to be able to take this mission one step further by introducing the Big Idea Advantage Fund! This new investment opportunity is the first of its kind and geared towards students who have an advanced idea and are looking to take that idea to the next step towards startup creation and business growth.
Donors, ranging from former Pitt students to notable entrepreneurs, have formed this fund with the purpose of enabling the University of Pittsburgh to provide cash investments in student startup companies. The Big Idea Advantage Fund will provide investments between $10,000 and $25,000 to Pitt students of any level, freshman to postdoc, from any part of the University.