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Liftoff PGH in Motion

Almost overnight, the Liftoff PGH mission has become the rallying cry of this entire region. Businesses, communities, and individuals are jumpstarting innovative solutions to every aspect of life, and the pace of change is only accelerating. To capture this unprecedented spirit of ingenuity, JHF has launched Liftoff PGH in Motion, a series of weekend newsletters featuring local changemakers from every industry. The series aims to reflect the week's most inspiring stories, while providing an in-depth diary of leaders navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. With profiles of such distinguished experts as Don Burke, creator of the FRED mapping system, and Sean Luther, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Innovation District, Liftoff PGH in Motion positions the initiative as a leader in healthcare innovation.

In addition to highlighting regional accomplishments, Liftoff PGH is strengthening the entrepreneurship pipeline with its upcoming micro-internship bootcamp. As many students struggle to secure summer opportunities, Liftoff PGH has opened a 10-week interactive training program for all local universities. Students will conduct market research, develop their own business plans, and learn how to create a compelling pitch, all in preparation to apply for the Ideathon pitch competition. Weekly live coaching sessions will take place using Google Classrooms, and students will apply their latest skills with at home assignments.

To receive more updates about innovation in Pittsburgh, sign up for the Liftoff PGH newsletter at liftoffpgh.org/the-event. Please also send along any surprising solutions from your community, either by emailing us at groundcontrol@liftoffpgh.org or tagging our social media @LiftoffPGH. 

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