The Goldman Prize Competition: Entrepreneurship for Education

September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

The Goldman Prize
has been established with support from Richard and Renée Goldman to encourage entrepreneurship in education.

The 2017 Goldman Prize competition is meant to stimulate more educational innovation within the broader Pitt family. The core element of the plan is a competition for a Big Idea that significantly addresses a serious problem in American education.

The finalists for this year’s Goldman Prize will make their “shark tank” presentations at this event. It provides support for Pitt students, faculty, or alumni to develop an innovative education idea into a usable and sustainably marketable product.

In this first competition, contestants first submitted a brief description of their innovative idea. From these initial ideas, seven finalists were chosen to make brief “shark tank” presentations to a panel of judges. The panel will include educational and business entrepreneurs as well as educators aware of the most important needs of our schools.

 Here is the competition schedule:

6:30 p.m.: Contestants and audience arrive; light refreshments available.
6:45 p.m.: Introduction and brief remarks by Dr. Goldman
7:00 p.m.: Presentations by contestants 
9:06 p.m.: Judges deliberate
9:40 p.m.: Winners announced who will share $30,000 in prizes

Should you have any questions, please call or email Alan Lesgold  at 412-624-9850 or Michael Haas  at 412-648-1789. 

To RSVP, please visit the Education Event page.

Location and Address

University Club 
Ballroom A

Event Type

Special Event