Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Straight Up Blockchain! Kick Off Happy Hour

Join us this Tuesday at the Smiling Moose for a night of Bitcoin & Beer. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Kickoff at 6:30 pm sharp.

We'll get things started with a few drinks and a warm welcome to our new and improved blockchain community. Then, we'll invite our panelists on stage to battle the case for or against Bitcoin. Our discussion will center around the video below by controversial Bitcoin maximalist, Andreas Antonopoulos. Which side will you take? Don't miss it.

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

PDMA: The Power of Storytelling in New Product Development

On July 17th, PDMA Pittsburgh is hosting an engaging Innovation Forum: “The Power of Storytelling in New Product Development.” Don Marinelli will be sharing his experiences as an educator and innovator to discuss how stories can help unite product design and development teams, engineers, and innovators around a shared vision throughout the product development life cycle.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

C&S: State of async Python in

We'll review the current state of asynchronous programming in Python, including real world use-cases in the web, IoT and robotics space. We'll talk about the standard library's asyncio package as well as the older Twisted framework. We'll also explore async use-cases in general: when does the complexity of this form of programming make sense and what problems does it solve?

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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

GDIP: Code & Coffee + Origami

Do you like coding with friends? Like really great coffee? Come out to GDI's Code & Coffee! Also special to our July event, we will have materials to make some origami if you so wish to participate and kick back and relax!

Code and Coffee is a monthly opportunity for you to work on your own projects, continue practicing what you've been learning, and meet others who share your interests. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems and questions.

Have a project idea and some skills, but haven’t attended a GDI event yet? Want to focus on helping others with their projects? You're welcome too!

This is also a great event for first time attendees who just want to socialize. We're very friendly and would love to have you join us. :)

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Jul
20
9:00 AM09:00

A26: Free Coworking Friday

Does your company offer a work from anywhere Friday? 
Are you sick of working from home or the coffee shop? 
Have you been interested in trying out coworking but fear committment?

If you've answered yes to any of those questions join us for FREE COWORKING FRIDAYS starting April 20th! 

We're offering free drop-in days on the 3rd Friday of every month at our Nova Place location. Included in a day pass is access to the space of your choice from 9am-5pm, the ability to work in one of the lounge areas or at an available flex desk, free coffee and snacks. Our drop-in day passes are normally $25, so take advantage of the savings and come see what coworking at Alloy 26 is all about.

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Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

NSR: Ignite Opportunity

Have an idea that provides a platform or opportunities for others to succeed? Register for our one-day Ignite Opportunity workshop. Work with mentors and peers to develop your project idea then participate in our optional pitch competition to win up to $10K in awards to ignite your project!

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Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

TE: Basics of Programming: Problem Solving - Pittsburgh

To be successful as a software developer, you need to think like a programmer and be a natural problem solver. If you’ve been thinking about making a career change into tech, or want to delve deeper into the world of coding, here’s your chance.

Computing is full of difficult problems. Solving them is the job of the computer programmer. See how a programmer breaks problems down into solvable pieces, and then try it yourself!

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Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

PTC: Member Face2Face Mixer

Join us at Town Place by BridgeStreet in Market Square for the next Member Face2Face Mixer! Be one of the first to check out Pittsburgh's most anticipated residential and extended-stay building. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, and business networking. Space is limited for this 'members-only' event. 
 
Town Place will be the city's first Aparthotel. This is a flourishing concept in the US, favored by developers for its unique ability to provide Pittsburgh travelers an apartment-style experience - in the heart of the city - for often a lower price than competing hotels. 

Guest experiences with easy-to-use technology have been the driving force behind this project from the very start - focusing on a complete redesign and rethinking of space for, what was incredibly, one of the first parking garages in Pittsburgh! Enjoy first class amenities or relax at the rooftop whirlpool spa, exclusive sports courts, gym and dog park, with spectacular views of the city all around! Learn more about Town Place by BridgeStreet HERE

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Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Financial Strategy

Having a financial model can only get you so far as an entrepreneur. What makes your model impressive is correlating non-financial and financial data in way that makes sense to outside parties. Join us in July to learn about 1) key operating metrics 2) characteristics of investment and 3) financial modeling with a purpose. This talk will explore VC capital as a source of funding for cross-industry entrepreneurs.

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Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

PGH Tech Meetup: Summer Pitch Fest

You do not need to pitch to attend, all are welcome to just join in, watch, and learn. If you've never attended one of our Pitch Fests, now is the time to start!

We'll have both 5 minute pitch decks and 90 second elevator pitches at this event. After you pitch, you will receive feedback from our highly-qualified panel of advisers that typically includes VC's, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and seed organizations.

You never know what connections you'll make and who you'll meet, so be sure not to miss this!

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Jul
27
7:30 AM07:30

SBDC: 2nd Step - Developing a Business Plan

  • University of Pittsburgh - Mervis Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research, and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for your business.

Cost: $25 includes both programs and all materials. Fee is due at 2nd Step Workshop (fee waived for Pitt faculty, staff, students, and all veterans). Continental breakfast will be served at both programs.

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Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Technology Showcase

Build412 is proud to partner with Code & Supply and Factory Unlocked to present Pittsburgh's Technology Showcase!

This event will give FIVE of the best and brightest innovators four minutes to present their game-changing, ground-breaking, mind-bending ideas. ONE Champion will be crowned the winner and awarded a $1,000 grand prize from Code & Supply!

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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Pittsburgh Product Camp

  • Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper Quad (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ProductCamp Pittsburgh is the FREE premiere event for product managers and product marketing professionals but that's not everyone; it's also for innovatorsmarketersdesignersCxOsfoundersengineers, and researchers who are all eager to discuss best practices, share insights and make connections with top minds in the local product community.

ProductCamp is an un-conference where your peers gather to share tips, best practices and their experience.

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Jul
16
5:00 PM17:00

A26: Building a self-driving robot on Google Cloud

In this talk, you will hear about our work to build a self-driving robot and the technical challenges we faced. You will see a live demonstration of two robots playing a game of ball against each other.

We set out to build a robot that could participate in a local robot derby contest and were inspired by the self-driving work happening in Pittsburgh. We leveraged a lot of technology along the way, both open source and from Google Cloud, including things like TensorFlow, Node.js, Google IoT Core, PubSub, App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, etc.

We hope you get excited about building something fun and exciting yourself, pushing the limits of your knowledge and imagination, setting difficult goals so that you can learn while achieving them and grow professionally. Google Cloud Platform is a great place to do all that - it is very easy to use and provides generous free tiers so developers can experiment and build things without spending a fortune on infrastructure.

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Jul
13
7:30 AM07:30

SBDC: 1st Step - Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

Thinking of starting a small business? Begin exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you will need to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources, learn about available funding options, and understand what you need to formally establish your business.

Cost: $25 includes both programs and all materials. Fee is due at 1st Step Workshop (fee waived for Pitt faculty, staff, students, and all veterans). Continental breakfast will be served at both programs.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tech Elevator: Open House

JOIN US TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN ELEVATE YOUR CAREER IN JUST 14 WEEKS

"At the start of the course, I had very little technical experience. By the end of the course I had 3 job offers. For the first time in my life, I was able to choose where I wanted to work.”

- Dan, Java Graduate

Think you could be successful in a technology role? Our open houses are a way to ask questions and get answers. Drop by our space and classrooms to find out more about our upcoming coding bootcamps and career services program. No pressure or commitment required, just curiosity.


Hear student success stories and how we're changing lives - and determine if this is the right path for you.

Choose the date that works best, and feel free to invite friends, family or significant others.

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Jul
10
8:30 AM08:30

PTC: Made in PA Supplier Forum - Wabtec Corporation

With history dating back to the creation of Westinghouse Airbrake Company in 1869, Wabtec Corporation today makes innovative, technology-based products for locomotives, freight cars, power generation equipment among other end markets.  They also manufacturer new locomotives with up to 5,400 horsepower as well as provide services for them and passenger transit vehicles.  In this session, Wabtec will provide an overview of how to become a supplier as well as discuss their current and future supplier needs.

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Jul
7
5:30 PM17:30

Summer Soiree Fundraiser: Benefitting the C&S Scholarship Fund

Come enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment at The Frick! You’ll have full access to the museum, plus there will be board games available for those not into museums.

Food will be provided by Mad Mex, with dessert courtesy of Bella Christie's. There will also be live music featuring vocalist Gina Morgano and jazz trio Kevin Clark, Ken Kovach, and Bill Kuhn.

Doors open at 5:30pm to the museum, party space, and the grounds of The Frick. The bar will open at 6pm (or sooner, depending on set-up efficiency) and food will be available at roughly 7pm.

During the event, we’ll be raising money for the Code & Supply Scholarship Fund’s 2018-19 activities such as scholarships to Abstractions.

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Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

IEEE EN: Pittsburgh Section Monthly Meetup

At IEEE, we believe technology entrepreneurs are key drivers of tomorrow’s innovations and are integral to advancing technology for humanity. As an association with over 400,000 members worldwide, we seek to foster the entrepreneurship spirit by:

  • Providing an inspirational medium in which individuals are able to discuss and develop their ideas,
  • Accessing resources to help bring concepts to life,
  • Facilitating connections that lead to successful partnerships.
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Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Innovation Is Combinatorial: Bridging Technologies to Transcend Boundaries

  • Tepper School of Business, Mellon Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In a sense, all innovation is based on the adaptation and combination of other ideas and technologies that came before it. From the wheel to the internal combustion engine to the integrated circuit, each invention not only constituted a recombination of different pre-existing components, but in turn became a component of a future invention soon afterward. It's a cycle that has continued since the dawn of human civilization.

However, looking at the past 100 or even 10 years, it's clear that there's something different about the present pace of innovation, with massive paradigm shifts around work, play, communications, and travel taking place within the course of the past generation. The move toward a globalized digital economy has meant that access to new technologies and their components is near-universal and often free. With billions of people now accessing an abundance of APIs, open-source software, computing power, cheap/advanced manufacturing, etc., the engine of innovation has changed.

Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, connected devices, brain-computer-interfaces, and other leading-edge technologies are already quickly disrupting the ways we live, work, play, and interact with the world around us. This event will feature a panel of experts from each of these domains, who will share what they see as the current state of the art and what they think might have the most combinatorial potential.

 

Program:
5:30pm |
 Doors open, food served (Choolaah Indian BBQ, vegan options available)
6:00pm | Introduction: The essence of combinatorial innovation
Kenny Chen, Innovation Director, Ascender
6:05pm | ANA Avatar XPRIZE: The pathway to robotic avatars
Jacki Morie, Advisor, ANA Avatar XPRIZE
6:30pm | Panel discussion: Bridging Technologies to Transcend Boundaries
Ryan O'Shea, Founder, Future Grind [Expertise: Human augmentation] (Moderator)
Jennifer Collinger, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh [Expertise: Neuroprosthetics]
Christopher Martin, Director of R+D Intelligent + Secure IoT, Bosch [Expertise: Security, IoT]
Jorgen Pederson, Founder & CEO, RE2 Robotics [Expertise: Robotics]
7:30pm | Networking
8:30pm | Doors close

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Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

SVP Full Circle Pitch Event

The Full Circle Pitch Event celebrates five amazing and innovative nonprofits in SVP's Impact Accelerator spring 2018 cohort! Assemble, All Star Code Pittsburgh, Northern Area Multi-Service Center Refugee Resettlement, Pennsylvania Youth Initiative and Veterans Breakfast Club will pitch their impact and share how they are creating positive change throughout the Pittsburgh region.

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

MEG: Startup and Entrepreneur Networking

Our monthly events bring people together to openly discuss and share ideas with like-minded individuals. We welcome entrepreneurs of all types, start-ups of all sizes, industries and stages to join us in finding the inspiration, resources and friends that will make them successful.

Whether our members are just beginning to build a company, or are years into their venture, Steel City Startups aims to refer the best services available for helping them achieve their goals. We aim to work with sponsors and partners who share our vision in helping the start-up community grow and succeed.

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

PYP Talks: Audrey Russo

veryone has been talking about the “tech boom” erupting in Pittsburgh over the past few years, but what does the “tech boom” entail and how does it affect you and the city of Pittsburgh? Why would Amazon want to have a second headquarters in Pittsburgh and why is Duolingo using billboards in Silicon Valley to persuade employees to move to Pittsburgh?

Our PYP Talks speaker Audrey Russo, President and CEO of PTC, will share the answers to these burning questions and more. Audrey Russo is recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh and has recently received the Women of Influence Award of 2018 while also has been featured as one of the Top Women in Tech in Pittsburgh. Join us this evening at the Rivers Club in Downtown Pittsburgh for what is bound to be an informative and educational talk.

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: The Art of Negotiations

We negotiate daily in a variety of contexts: business, family, and social.  Negotiations serve several purposes: (1) establishing new or renewing old relationships; (2) changing behaviors and expectations; and (3) resolving conflict and disputes. How effectively we negotiate exerts important effects on the quality of life we live and how successful we are as entrepreneurs. Although negotiations are a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, many of us know little about the strategy and psychology of effective negotiations. Why do we sometimes get our way, while other times we walk away feeling frustrated by our inability to achieve the agreement we desire? This talk will describe strategies for claiming and creating value through effective negotiation and conflict management.

Featuring

Taya R. Cohen, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

PEF: Entrepreneurship in the Arts!

Entrepreneurship connects with much more than traditional business alone.  What about with the arts?  With artists who play music?  With artists who dance?  With artists who draw, paint or otherwise design?  With artists who make and create with their hands?  They're not just artists - they're entrepreneurs, too.

Where does the art end and the business begin? At this event, we'll consider this question and other questions with people who wear both hats and who must live in both worlds on a daily basis. 

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

CF: Summer STEAM Family Day

Join us on Saturday, June 23rd for fun event to kick-off the new Neighborhood Learning Series at Community Forge. The event will include hands-on, interactive activities and workshops for youth and adults to explore science, technology, and the arts. 

Participants include:
Pitt Mobile Science Lab
The Citizen Science Lab
Rivers of Steel
GASP
Sustainability Pioneers
Duquesne Hacker Club
Assemble
Barrels to Beethoven
An Anniversary: The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute
Norilla

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

C&S: My Laptop's Little Cloud

The first half of this low-key talk is about how servers are run in the cloud with hypervisors like Xen. Our presenter will cover what hypervisors are and a brief historical persective on virtual machines. There will even be a slide or two about Kubernetes.

After that, we'll dig into the main topic: introducing our presenter's favorite operating system, QubesOS. The one Edward Snowden said "is the best OS available today". We'll discuss how to install it, its architecture, the philosophy behind its development, using QubesOS to browse the web, write code, chat with friends, etc, along with the benefits and drawbacks of using hypervisors for personal computing.
 

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Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

NSR: GROW Learning Workshop - Why Inclusion is Good for Business

Join New Sun Rising for our first of four GROW LearningWorkshops:

Why Inclusion is Good for Business

Facilitated by anu jain, Principle Consultant of Inclusant and Executive Director, Gender Equity Commision, Office of the Mayor William Peduto

Workshop discussions will include:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Cultural Competency
  • Tools for Assesment and Growth

Inclusant provides businesses and organzations with the tools and training necessary to expand diversity and promote equity and inclusion. Programs and initiaives provide leaders with the awareness, knowledge, and skills crucial for succesfully enagaging diverse constituents and scaling impact. Inclusant has experience across all sectors developing a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion challenges that represent important social issues. Inclusant develops strategies and solutions promoting inclusion by staying current with best practices and new research in diversity studies.

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Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

IW Cafe Innovation: Leading Social Impact Startups

From improving health to reducing waste and more tech has the potential to address some of the world's biggest social challenges. Join us at Cafe Innovation on June 21 to learn about the Pittsburgh companies addressing these issues. This session will be a “how-to” and “why” from the panel of social impact experts.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

PCSM: Customer Success: Engaging with Executives with Kristen Hayer

Join Jetpack Workflow and The Pittsburgh Customer Success Meetup at AlphaLab for a talk on engaging executives as part of your customer success plan! When quarterly reviews come around for your customers, you want to make sure your software is renewed – learn the best ways to engage with the executives that make the decision to keep your software implemented.

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Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Ascender: Leveraging Today’s Tech for B2B Sales

s the sales process overwhelming you? Looking to simplify and grow your sales funnel? Join us for a special breakfast session on how you can leverage current technology to increase your sales. The goal of the session is to provide participants with an understanding of tools and technologies available to help B2B companies build awareness, generate new opportunities and close business.

Topics Covered

  • How do we build a contact list? – Sales Intelligence Software
  • How do we keep track of our database? – CRM
  • How do we reach prospective customers? – Email Marketing and Marketing Automation
  • What else can we do to be effective? – Sales Enablement and Sales Acceleration Technology
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Jun
19
8:00 AM08:00

2018 SBIR Road Tour: Pittsburgh

America's Largest Seed Fund is coming to Pittsburgh! The SBIR Road Tour stops at the William Pitt Union on June 19th.

Program managers from 11 agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding, alongside tech entrepreneurs and PA innovation ecosystem members, will participate in this one-day event.

Learn all about the funding opportunities available through the SBIR/STTR programs, as well as resources available right here in Pennsylvania. Each attendee will have the rare opportunity to meet directly with decision-makers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

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Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

The Corner: Idea TestLab

Have a cool idea that you want to turn into a business or see if it's viable? Your ultimate goal is to figure out, as quickly as possible, the right thing to create that customers want and will pay for. Before you can build anything, however, you must be able to 1) clearly articulate the problem/need that your customer has and 2) be able to find customers that have the problem.

Our FREE, 4-session Idea TestLab helps you get a better handle on what problem your customer really has, where they hang out, and what value you can provide that others can’t. Each two-hour workshop will feature guest speakers and interactive content to help you take your idea and get on the path to make it a reality.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

MEG: Innovation in Real Estate

This event at the Pittsburgh Technology Council is Hosting by Ikos, Mighty, and ME Group.

The agenda for the event will consist of mostly networking and meeting others in the real estate industry with a short talk on the emerging technology, innovation, and trends in the Pittsburgh Real Estate Industry.

 

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

ANSYS: Leading Innovation with Diversity and Inclusion

Whether you are launching your new startup, looking to move up the corporate ladder or exploring new opportunities, developing modern leadership skills and fostering diversity in the workplace are critical to helping you take that next step on your career journey.

Join us for an evening of leadership insights, coaching and a celebration of innovation to inspire and direct your career development. Hear from a group of leaders as they share their insights on how diversity and inclusion have helped them succeed by building a winning team. The event will include a panel discussion covering topics to help you learn from the best with career advice you can apply today.

Speakers/Panel include: Jim Jen, AlphaLab; Alka Patel, CMU; James Jordan, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse; Sophia Berman, Trusst Lingerie; Josh Knauer, Former CEO, Rhiza; Anya Ryjkova, Argo AI; William Generett, Duquesne University

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Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

PLW: Acquire, Engage, Educate, and Empower Your Employees

Join us for an HR best practices event and a networking cocktail hour at the Heinz History Center!

Chase's 2018 Business Leaders Outlooks survey revealed the primary business concerns and expectations that executives have for 2018. While executives expressed record optimism for their businesses, our findings show that as companies prepare for growth, many also struggle with increasing their workforce to match this growth. Pam Lipp-Hendricks, head of Talent Management & Diversity at JPMorgan Chase, will provide valuable insights and answer questions related to the challenges many companies in every stage face - talent acquisition, retention and management.

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender SS: Sales Cures All - Mastering Sales Prospecting

Sales prospecting is the first vital step in the sales process. Acing sales prospecting can be very challenging for founders with a history of producing hero sales during the first stages of a startup. During this session, we will discuss how to create effective business scripts for cold calling/emailing, as well as other tactics useful for widening the top of the sales funnel.

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Jun
8
to Jun 10

Hustle Her Way Summit 2018

Hustle HER Way is a one of kind experience for dynamic women with an entrepreneurial spirit. It is a summit specially crafted for the visionaries, the creatives and the fearless. The goal of this event is  to provide ambitious entrepreneurial women with the tools and resources they need to be successful in pursuit of their aspirations.  The event not only aims to provide actionable content in the form of workshops but provides attendees with a unique opportunity to build a powerful network. This is the event where women come together to share, collaborate and grow. The 2016 and 2017 summits both sold out and received rave reviews from attendees. The 2018 summit is rapidly approaching and early bird tickets sales begin January 15, 2018.  What's new this year?

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Tech Happy Hour PGH

This event is free to attend and will be a great opportunity to meet fellow members, talk about projects and socialize :-)

We'll have FREE BEER courtesy of Yuengling and Miller/Coors. (limited quantities, first come, first served)

Plus:
1/2 Price Pizza / $3 Sam Adams Seasonal
$2 Tacos 5pm-10pm
Wine Night 5pm-midnight

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