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Liftoff PGH is In Flight

The wait is over: The fun at Liftoff PGH begins today! We are thrilled to share a jam-packed lineup of virtual panels, thought talks, networking sessions, and much more. From December 1-14, we've designed a schedule that will fit into ...
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Three Finalists Selected in Liftoff PGH Ideathon Pitch Competition

In its quest to reinvent Pittsburgh's vision of health care, Liftoff PGH believes in the power of young innovators. Of all industries, health and life sciences remain some of the thorniest to disrupt. Though startups abound with new de...
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Liftoff PGH Begins Countdown to December Summit

Oakland is a-buzz with Liftoff PGH's latest Liftodrop, after we landed on the University of Pittsburgh campus to bring some Liftoff PGH innovation on October 30. While our Early Adopter ticket purchasers dropped by to pick up their new...
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Automating Patient Safety with Michael McShea

During a special Liftoff in Motion virtual event on September 1, Liftoff PGH and the Health Activist Network welcomed Michael McShea to discuss Automating Patient Safety. McShea, the health system innovation lead of the Johns Hopkins A...
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A Renewed Mission: Liftoff PGH Coming December 2020

Three years ago, Liftoff PGH was just a conversation. No one foresaw the public health crisis we now face, nor how reality would collide with our vision. And yet, Liftoff PGH was designed for this very moment. Health care is at the cor...
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Liftoff PGH and Pittsburgh Tech Council Co-Host Women+ Innovation Series

Liftoff PGH is building a movement of innovators, and our strength derives from the diversity of voices. To showcase and elevate women+ in the innovation spaces of health care and entrepreneurship, Liftoff PGH created Generation Fempre...
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Liftoff PGH Launches into Inclusive Innovation

The COVID-19 Pandemic has exacerbated deadly disparities for communities isolated by race, income, and age, and yet, innovation itself struggles with diversity in design. As Liftoff in Motion blazes through the summer, the series dives...
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Who is an Entrepreneur? Liftoff PGH has 27 New Ideas.

In preparation for the Ideathon pitch competition this December, Liftoff PGH launched a 10-week entrepreneurship bootcamp at the beginning of June. The micro-internship is a gateway into the startup world for 27 students who never iden...
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Liftoff PGH is Charting a New Map for Innovation, and It Starts in Pittsburgh

Liftoff PGH in Motion is, well, in motion. The series builds on the diversity of voices in response to critical innovations in health care, and the June 17th session was no exception. More than 125 participants joined from across Pitts...
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Summer 2020 Intern Cohort Brings Multiplicity of Skills to Liftoff PGH

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s summer 2020 intern class drums to a different beat. Every year since the program started, JHF has hosted a strong cohort of students interested in healthcare innovation and public health. Due to...
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Liftoff PGH Begins Announcing Guests for Summer Speakers Series

As we build a movement for change, JHF is launching the Liftoff PGH in Motion Speakers Series, featuring a lineup of entrepreneurs and innovators from across the Pittsburgh region. The initiative serves to spotlight the depth and bread...
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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 acceler...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 Changes Course for December 15-16

When Liftoff PGH was just a whisper of an idea, we never imagined how reality would collide with its mission.At its core, Liftoff PGH is about inspiring unusual partnerships that challenge the very structure of the healthcare industry....
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Liftoff PGH Announces the Ideathon Pitch Competition with $100K in Prizes

Liftoff PGH 2020, Pittsburgh's first immersive healthcare innovation conference, is hosting a pitch competition to find bold solutions that chart a new future for health. Undergraduate and graduate students will compete live at the Lif...
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Liftoff PGH 2020 efforts continue full steam ahead through the fall

Work continued briskly through October on preparation for Liftoff PGH 2020, with a second advisory committee meeting and the public announcement that Liftoff PGH will merge with the Pittsburgh's Life Sciences Week next year. The combin...
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INTERSECT@CMU explores healthcare innovation themes in advance of LIFTOFF 2020

JHF's Liftoff PGH 2020 was a proud co-sponsor of INTERSECT@CMU 2019, a meeting that touched on many of the issues that the September 15-16, 2020 Liftoff gathering will explore in depth. The session at Carnegie Mellon University include...
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It’s in Orbit! Liftoff PGH 2020 Initiative Launched at All Boards Retreat

​It's been in the works for months, but now it's real: Liftoff PGH 2020 has fired off. All three operating boards of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation gathered last week for the launch of an event that we hope will prepare the Pittsburg...
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JHF Gives Leading Presentation on Senior Health Care of the Future at AJAS Conference

Innovators such as Amazon and Uber have disrupted the retail and transportation industries, and health care is not far Behind. With more than 72 million Baby Boomers in the United States driving consumer trends, these companies have se...
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Consultant to assist with Liftoff PGH 2020

Kinsey Casey joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation on August 19 as a consultant supporting next year's Liftoff PGH, a conference and ongoing process to position the Pittsburgh region as center for healthcare innovation. Casey comes t...
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Liftoff PGH: Regional stakeholders unite to prepare for September 2020 innovation summit

Thought leaders across various sectors of health care, research, and technology packed JHF's top-floor conference room last month to brainstorm plans for Liftoff PGH next year. Liftoff PGH is the much-anticipated un-conv...
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