The Greater Keystone Innovation Zone (GoKIZ) is looking for a few out-of-the-box Pittsburgh innovators. They shouldn’t have to look far.
Pittsburgh Innovates is a contest open to individuals and teams who have an idea for a technological innovation with a direct connection to the region. Use any form of media, blow our minds, the sky is the limit. Win cash prizes—up to $20,000—and connect with judges from Disney Imagineering, Electronic Arts, Seagate and regional and technology gaming companies.
The submission requires nothing fancy like a business plan, but GoKIZ must be able to display a screenshot of the innovation on the contest website because the public will pick the winner.
“Startups, students, professors, anyone who wants can enter,” says Kathryn Connor, GoKIZ coordinator. “Our goal is to take the technology and allow the masses to get involved. We’re trying to be a little bit different.”
The Pittsburgh Innovates website is here -- though as of this afternoon (8/20) it wasn't quite ready for prime time.