Impact Award: Marc Malandro, former founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute. He became vice president of operations for science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative last summer.
Lifetime Achievement Award:Ron Bianchini. A serial entrepreneur, Bianchini started and sold Scalable Technologies, Spinnaker Networks and Avere Systems. Avere was acquired byMicrosoftearlier this year and Bianchini continues to lead the company’s North Shore-based engineering division.
PVCA’s annual awards luncheon is scheduled for May 15 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. This is the 24th year for the program.