Jan
22
8:00 AM08:00

Bio Breakfast

Pittsburgh’s Biomedical Sector has long been very siloed. The medical professionals and university researchers do not interact with private industry enough and vice versa. Big companies and small companies are often completely disconnected. 

The BioBreakfast is an attempt to bridge the divides between the disparate groups that shape the regional biomedical sector. Most importantly, the Breakfasts try to spur informal networking so that people can build stronger networks and help identify opportunities and individuals they can work with to advance ideas.

The BioBreakfasts happen every Tuesday unless that Tuesday is a National Holiday.  Otherwise, they are on.  You do not need to register. There is no cost. Just show up and take part.

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Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

FI: Pittsburgh Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts

If you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public "Startup Office Hours" event. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing.

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Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

PEF: Brain Treatment Technologies

Schedule:
5:30 PM: Networking & Appetizers
6:15 PM: Introductions
6:30 PM: Panel Discussion
7:30 PM: Q & A
7:45 PM: Networking

Food by:  Chef David Carmine

Moderator:

Shawn Kelly:  Courtesy Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Senior Systems Scientist, Engineering Research Accelerator – Carnegie Mellon University

Panelists:

  • Clarence Carlos:  Founder & CEO – RC21X

  • Howison Schroeder:  President & CEO – NeuorKinetics

  • Federico Olivares: – Founder & CEO – 2nd Skull

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Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ascender Bootcamp Info Session

Interested in applying to the Ascender Bootcamp? Want to learn more about how to nail your application? Join us for a lunch session to learn more about the Bootcamp and application process.

12:00 to 6:15 PM – Meet our team and other applicants.

12:15 to 12:45 PM – Learn about how our Bootcamp works to move your business towards success. We’ll be discussing the different lenses and tools you can use to analyze your current concept and the tips and tricks to filling out any business application.

12:45 to 1:00 PM – Open for questions.

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

DSG: Tech Talk Thursday w/ Pivotal's Josh Long

  • Dick's Sporting Goods Corporate Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors will open at 6:00 PM for networking and registration.

6:30 PM - A brief welcome from our partners at Pivotal and the DICK'S Sporting Goods Technology Team

Featured Speaker: Josh Long

Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and 3 best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

IxDA: Designing Trustable AI Experiences

IxDA Pittsburgh is proud to present Carol Smith, formerly of IBM Watson and now at Uber, speaking about design for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Carol spoke at 19 events around the world last year, including UXPA, Midwest UX, and IA Summit, and we're happy to be her first engagement for 2019.

Please join us at the offices of MAYA for Carol's talk. Doors open at 6:00, and we'll get started around 6:30. Then walk over to Winghart's afterwards to continue conversations with your local design community.


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Jan
25
to Jan 27

UPII: She Innovates Hackathon

  • Information Science Building (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Women in Computer Science (WiCS), School of Computing and Information, and Innovation Institute are delighted to bring you She Innovates, Pitt’s only all-women hackathon.

The kick-off event will be on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. on the 3rd Floor of the Information Science Building.  The Project Expo and Closing Ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the 3rd Floor of the Information Science Building.

Keynote for Opening Ceremony: Nicki Zevola Benvenuti, Founder & CEO, FutureDerm, Inc.

The hackathon is for all female students – undergraduates and graduates – in the Greater Pittsburgh area with or without a computer science background. All experience levels are encouraged to register. Come for a weekend filled with hacking, technical talks, mentorship, and fun!

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Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

C&S: City Scrapers Hack Night

  • Code & Supply Community Center (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City Bureau City Scrapers open source project supports the Documenters program for documenting public events, such as school board meetings, City Hall meetings, police board meetings, etc. We are hoping to build a community in Pittsburgh that can start building and supporting scrapers within the platform for the Pennsylvania region.

This should serve as a risk-free python/Git learning environment, a way to build a platform for public engagement in Pittsburgh, and an environment designed to prioritize a more diverse coding space than most civic tech groups.

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Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

Chatham WBC: Build Your Business Workshop

Chatham’s Women Business Center in partnership with SCORE Pittsburgh and Enterprise Bank will presents a Build Your Business Workshop to women interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned. A continental breakfast will be provided.

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Jan
29
8:00 AM08:00

Bio Breakfast

Pittsburgh’s Biomedical Sector has long been very siloed. The medical professionals and university researchers do not interact with private industry enough and vice versa. Big companies and small companies are often completely disconnected. 

The BioBreakfast is an attempt to bridge the divides between the disparate groups that shape the regional biomedical sector. Most importantly, the Breakfasts try to spur informal networking so that people can build stronger networks and help identify opportunities and individuals they can work with to advance ideas.

The BioBreakfasts happen every Tuesday unless that Tuesday is a National Holiday.  Otherwise, they are on.  You do not need to register. There is no cost. Just show up and take part.

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

PTC: Member Face2Face Mixer: Tech Elevator

Network with your fellow members at the next Member Face2Face Mixer!

Tech Elevator is an intensive educational provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce.


Through our 14-week, full-time and in-person coding bootcamps, we teach students with a variety of backgrounds to become software developers while helping them build necessary career readiness skills and career connections through our Pathway Program™ to land a meaningful job.

Founded in 2015 with a focus on quality and care in everything we do, we’re proud of our outcomes which have earned us the #1 bootcamp in the country ranking based on having the best job placement rate of our students as an early member of the Council on Integrity Results in Reporting (CIRR).

Tech Elevator has taken a proactive approach to transparency. Our results speak to our focus on quality and on student success.

Tech Elevator Mission: We elevate people, companies and communities.
Tech Elevator’s Pathway™ Program is our nationally-recognized career readiness process, supporting the job placement of our graduates.

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Jan
31
7:30 AM07:30

Podcasting B2B-to-YB

What is podcasting? How can it affect your marketing and PR strategy?  Should you allocate media dollars to podcasting? Where does podcasting fit into your marketing mix?  

In the current day of “content marketing,” should you start your own podcast? This presentation will overview the business of the business of podcasting and why YOUR business should understand it.

You and your marketing partners should attend this presentation. Why? Because all of the presenters are fun.  There is food AND the information will be helpful!

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

PVCA: Axe Throwing

  • Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing Pittsburgh (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn why ax-throwing is among the fastest growing competitive sport in the U.S.?

Join the Emerging Leadership Board and Junior Achievement of Southwestern Pennsylvania for a joint event on January 31st at Lumberjaxes in Mt. Lebanon for a night of networking and friendly competition while we raise money for educational programs that benefit future entrepreneurs. We'll supply the food, beverages, fun and all the axes you can throw.

Experienced lumberjacks and novice throwers are all welcome.

Please note: This is a 40 & Under event. There is limited availability for registration.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

PJMG: Real-time stream processing and machine learning for Java & Microservices

Are you ready to take your algorithms to the next steps and get them working on real-world data in real time? We will walk through an architecture for taking a Machine Learning model from Training into deployment for inference within an Open Source platform for real-time stream processing. We will discuss the typical workflow from Data Exploration to Model Training through to real-time Model Inference (aka Scoring) on streaming data. We'll demonstrate a working example of a Machine Learning model being used on streaming data within Hazelcast Jet, an extremely powerful platform for distributed stream processing.

We will also touch on important considerations to ensure maximum flexibility for deployments that need the flexibility to run either OnPremise or in Cloud.

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Feb
1
12:00 PM12:00

CMU: Peer, Pitch and Pizza at Project Olympus

If you were unable to attend last semester, the P^3s are an informal and friendly environment to start practicing your pitching! It can be any type from a one minute elevator pitch to a 15 minute investor pitch. This is a great way to hear other companies give their pitch, provide feedback and practice pitching yourself. And as a bonus, enjoy FREE PIZZA!

P^3's are scheduled for the last Friday of the month.

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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

Gener8tor: Office Hours

gener8tor will be holding open office hours on Monday, February 4th with Pittsburgh based startups at Ascender. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one (no need to prepare anything) and learn about our upcoming accelerator program and other ways we can connect innovative startups with industry-leading corporations and investors. If this is of any interest, founders can choose a time via the link below that works best.

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Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

TE: Student Open House - Pittsburgh

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.


HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT AT AN OPEN HOUSE: 

  • Doors open half hour before start time

  • Listen to a dynamic presentation led by Tech Elevator team member

  • Q&A discussion. Stick around to talk one-on-one with a team member.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

C&S: Why 100% QA Automation is a Myth

Join Keith Monahan of Rivers Agile as he explores the myth of 100% automated QA. Keith will assess the advantages and disadvantages of both manual and automated quality assurance practices. We’ll consider practical applications, grounded in real world examples. Expect a participatory, fluid discussion, where we'll share knowledge, open a dialogue, encourage debate and contribute to the vibrant testing community here in Pittsburgh.

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Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Catalyst Connection’s Annual Manufacturing and Student Video Reception

The Catalyst Connection Board of Directors is hosting the Annual Manufacturing Reception on February 20, 2019 at Heinz Field.  Last year, more than 300 manufacturers and industry supporters gathered to network and promote our region’s manufacturing community.  They were joined by 400 students, parents and educators who participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video contest.  We expect another great event this year with the theme: Industry 4.0 – A Bright Future. In addition to the student awards ceremony for the best video, we will have a panel of young manufacturing professionals discussing what is in store for the next generation of manufacturers.

Agenda for the evening:

5:00 p.m. – Registration and networking begins – hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available

6:00 p.m. – Presentation and recognition program

7:00 p.m. – Continued networking, food stations and cash bar

Early bird pricing of $50 if you register by January 26, 2019. After that date, registration fee is $75.

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Chatham WBC: Concept to Launch

  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business. 

Dates: Six Monday evenings from 6-8pm on Feb 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25th; and April 1st. 

Classes focus on: 
- Developing the business concept 
- Identifying target customers and markets 
- Marketing strategies 
- Foundational operations of your business 
- Basic financials 
- Legal business entities 
- Developing and delivering your “pitch” 

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

CMU: Peer, Pitch and Pizza at Project Olympus

If you were unable to attend last semester, the P^3s are an informal and friendly environment to start practicing your pitching! It can be any type from a one minute elevator pitch to a 15 minute investor pitch. This is a great way to hear other companies give their pitch, provide feedback and practice pitching yourself. And as a bonus, enjoy FREE PIZZA!

P^3's are scheduled for the last Friday of the month.

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Mar
1
to Mar 3

Ascender Bootcamp

The bootcamp is a multi-day intensive for early stage businesses that combines workshops, hands on business planning, and access to experts and mentors that can help move your business towards success.


The bootcamp also serves as a platform for businesses to join our community of entrepreneurs and access Ascender resources. Following bootcamp, we will work with each company to create a personalized pathway to success that may involve incubation, mentoring, co-working space and/or educational programs.

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Mar
21
7:00 AM07:00

Aspire Dealmakers Conference

Every year ASPIRE connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE and VC firms, major lenders and leading service providers. With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, our conferences cover the breadth of the M&A landscape. To experience ASPIRE, take a look inside one of our past events.

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Mar
21
3:00 PM15:00

UPII: Big Idea Competition

This competition is an experience-based learning opportunity for Pitt students with big ideas who enjoy working in diverse teams to bring those ideas to life. Discover how to take your big idea to the next level towards startup creation. The competition spans February and March of each year and awards a grand prize of $25,000 to the idea with the most startup promise. Additionally, cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third places, plus people’s choice. The competition is offered to ALL Pitt undergraduate and graduate students across all schools and departments. Post-doctoral fellows are included. Since its inception in 2009, the competition has attracted hundreds of interdisciplinary teams seeking to bring their big ideas to market.

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

II: Randall Family Big Idea Celebration

  • Stephen Foster Memorial Charity Randall Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The winners of the University of Pittsburgh's 2019 Randall Family Big Idea Competition will be announced in the Charity Randall Theatre and you are invited to celebrate their achievements with us. Thanks to the generosity of the Randall family the competition is now in it's 11th year.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and provides you the opportunity to see which teams walk away with a total of $100,000 and of course, the big checks! Teams come from across Pitt's campus and range from undergraduate to post doctoral students.

The celebration is the biggest on Pitt's campus and only happens once a year, you don't want to miss it! Register to attend today and save the date!

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Mar
25
to Mar 29

CMU Energy Week

  • Carnegie Mellon University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host its fourth annual Carnegie Mellon Energy Week, March 25-28.

Open to the public, this exciting symposium brings together thought leaders from industry, government, academia and the nonprofit sector to engage and collaborate on energy research, trends, innovative technologies and opportunities to tackle pressing energy challenges.

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Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

CMU: McGinnis Venture Competition

We are excited to announce the McGinnis Venture Competition, a platform exclusively for Carnegie Mellon University’s community of student entrepreneurs.

The McGinnis Venture Competition brings together Carnegie Mellon's best and brightest student entrepreneurs to compete for $60K in investments. All participants receive crucial interaction with alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, an opportunity to raise capital and valuable feedback about ventures.

This multi-round competition kicks off in early January, starting with two virtual rounds and culminating in a final live round celebration at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Mar
29
to Mar 30

Women in CyberSecurity Conference 2019

  • Carnegie Mellon University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier organization with national reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.


Established in 2012 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj of Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant, WiCyS is a non-profit organization offering many membership, sponsorship and collaboration benefits.

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Apr
2
to Apr 3

3 Rivers Venture Fair

The 3 Rivers Venture Fair is the premier venture conference in the Ohio Valley region. Every 18 months, thousands of investors, entrepreneurs & top-tier service providers from around the world gather in Pittsburgh for this two-day meeting of ideas & money.

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Apr
29
to May 2

IRI Annual Conference 2019

  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

IRI’s Annual Conference is the go-to event for global innovation leaders. Come together with your peers from large corporations, startups, and everything in between to challenge conventional ways of managing innovation and learn how to stay relevant in an accelerated and ever-changing environment.

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Jan
18
to Jan 19

UPII: Big Idea Blitz

  • Information Sciences Building (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Idea Blitz is a 24-hour idea, pitch, and team development competition where you will be able to pitch your idea, form a team, work with entrepreneurs in residence and win cash prizes.

Spring  2019: Big Idea Blitz, January 18 & 19

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

GDIP: Code & Coffee

Do you like coding with friends? Like really great coffee? Come out to GDI's Code & Coffee!

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. :)

As a group, we’ll hold each other accountable for completing our projects, and provide on-going support and feedback.

This event is free, but we ask that you make a small purchase. The coffee shop is being kind enough to open outside their normal hours for us, and we like supporting local businesses. :)

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Jan
17
4:00 PM16:00

PGH Tech Council: Open House

The Pittsburgh Technology Council invites you to join the Grand Opening of our new offices and conference center at Nova Place on January 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Designed to be a resource for our members, our new location offers multiple new amenities, including a permanent podcast studio, a variety of well-equipped conference rooms and a diversity of co-working options for entrepreneurs. 

Our Open House promises to be a great opportunity to network with fellow Council members, industry leaders and community stakeholders. Light beverages & food to be served. 

While you are with us, sit down with TechVibe Radio (KDKA 1020AM) host Jonathan Kersting and share your plans and predictions for the new year.

WHEN: Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WHERE: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 100 S. Commons, Suite 172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Located on the Plaza level of Nova Place, outside the mall, next to Federal Galley

This event is free to all PTC Members. 

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Jan
17
8:00 AM08:00

Cafe Innovation: Exploring Unconscious Bias

We're kicking off the #CafeInnovation programming for 2019 with a courageous conversation about unconscious bias led by a global leader in Diversity & Inclusion.

Join us for a conversation with Dawnita Wilson, Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Sodexo. Dawnita's presentation will go deep on Increasing Awareness of Unconscious Bias, Interrupting Unconscious Bias, and Demonstrating Inclusive Leadership. There will be time at the end for Q+A with the audience.


Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM coffee and light breakfast
8:30 AM Event begins
9:30 AM Event ends

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Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

FI: Startup Funding 101: Where to Raise Money for Your Idea in Pittsburgh

Do you have a business idea or product that needs funding? Do you want to learn how startup funding works, what you need to do before trying to raise funding, and where you can go to get it? Then join us for this beginner fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more.

Join us for a great event!

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Jan
15
5:00 PM17:00

NAF: Angels in the Evening - Session 1: Angel Investing 101

Growing your personal wealth and fueling female-founder success

Pittsburgh could and should be a top city for women entrepreneurs. The necessary ecosystem exists: innovation, funding, accelerators, universities, etc. But research shows that men receive 9 times more equity financing for their companies than women. Increasing the pool of angels willing to invest in women-led companies will improve the odds of success for female founders. Next Act Fund was established in an effort to close this gender gap. With over 60 accredited investors, mostly women, Next Act Fund is committed to fueling the ambitions, innovations and life-changing ideas of many brilliant women by allowing women to invest in women.Women-focused investment groups, like Next Act Fund, have changed the culture for female entrepreneurs as well as opened the door for women who are interested in growing their personal wealth, but are stymied by these commonly cited barriers:

  • Not being asked to get involved

  • Not knowing what angel investing is

  • Not knowing other angel investors

  • Never seeing deal flow

  • Acting more conservatively with regard to making large investments

Becoming an investor in a sector traditionally dominated by men requires learning a new set of tools to understand the process and feeling confident asking for a seat at the table. With this educational series, NAF aims to help women gain those skills and serve as a set of role models moving forward.

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Jan
15
8:00 AM08:00

Bio Breakfast

Pittsburgh’s Biomedical Sector has long been very siloed. The medical professionals and university researchers do not interact with private industry enough and vice versa. Big companies and small companies are often completely disconnected. 

The BioBreakfast is an attempt to bridge the divides between the disparate groups that shape the regional biomedical sector. Most importantly, the Breakfasts try to spur informal networking so that people can build stronger networks and help identify opportunities and individuals they can work with to advance ideas.

The BioBreakfasts happen every Tuesday unless that Tuesday is a National Holiday.  Otherwise, they are on.  You do not need to register. There is no cost. Just show up and take part.

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Jan
15
8:00 AM08:00

WordPress Pittsburgh: Coffee + Conversation

  • Coffee Tree Roasters (Meeting Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for coffee + conversation at The Coffee Tree Roasters in Shadyside. We'll talk WordPress and get to know each other. Bring questions you have, projects you're working on or just come to hang out.

All levels are welcome!

Note that this is a morning meetup! If the Pittsburgh Public Schools have a 2-hour delay or are closed, the meetup will be cancelled and rescheduled.

Do you know something about WordPress and want to present at a future meetup? Let us know! All WordPress-related topics are welcome. We also appreciate talks targeted at any level of WordPresser (beginner, intermediate and advanced).

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

C&S: Interview Prep Considered Harmful

  • Code & Supply Community Center (3rd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is no secret that technical interviews are broken. However, instead of addressing the root problem, a cottage industry of interview preparation websites and services such as Hackerrank, Leetcode, Interviewing.io and others have sprung up which some feel are only making things worse. Interview candidates frequent interview prep sites and services looking to increase their chances of passing a technical interview. While preparing for an interview is always a good idea, some take interview preparation to the extreme, studying for weeks and even months in the most extreme cases. This talk aims to discuss some of the hidden issues this trend of cramming for technical interviews causes.

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Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Ascender Bootcamp Info Session

Interested in applying to the Ascender Bootcamp? Want to learn more about how to nail your application? Join us for an evening session to learn more about the Bootcamp and application process.

6:00 to 6:15 PM – Meet our team and other applicants.

6:15 to 6:45 PM – Learn about how our Bootcamp works to move your business towards success. We’ll be discussing the different lenses and tools you can use to analyze your current concept and the tips and tricks to filling out any business application.

6:45 to 7:00 PM – Open for questions.

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Jan
8
8:00 AM08:00

Bio Breakfast

Pittsburgh’s Biomedical Sector has long been very siloed. The medical professionals and university researchers do not interact with private industry enough and vice versa. Big companies and small companies are often completely disconnected. 

The BioBreakfast is an attempt to bridge the divides between the disparate groups that shape the regional biomedical sector. Most importantly, the Breakfasts try to spur informal networking so that people can build stronger networks and help identify opportunities and individuals they can work with to advance ideas.

The BioBreakfasts happen every Tuesday unless that Tuesday is a National Holiday.  Otherwise, they are on.  You do not need to register. There is no cost. Just show up and take part.

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Jan
3
11:45 AM11:45

PVCA: Economics Panel Luncheon

Join PVCA (Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association), ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), and TMA (Turnaround Management Association) for our annual Joint Association Economics Panel Luncheon featuring:

Moderator: Andrew De Silva (Farell Finch LLC)

Panelists: Augustine (Gus) Faucher (The PNC Financial Services Group), Jeff Mortimer (BNY Mellon Wealth Management), and Avery Shenfeld (CIBC Capital Markets)

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Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

TE: Intro to Programming for Absolute Beginners - Pittsburgh

  • 901 Pennsylvania Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15233 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will work through exercises that provides a gentle introduction to programming using JavaScript to build their own soundboard. Walk away with code you actually write and begin to understand what it is that a software developer does.

Please bring a laptop so that you can follow along.

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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

SVP Fall Happy Hour

Join us for a happy hour networking mixer to celebrate our Fall 2018 Full Circle Cohort. Meet our SVP Partners, socially conscious professionals from around the city, as well as staff and stakeholders from the five nonprofits in our Fall Full Circle cohort:

Neighborhood Legal Services Association

No Crayon Left Behind

Ruth's Way

Providence Connections

Orenda Health

Come learn more about SVP and the incredible work these nonprofits are doing for our community.

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Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Tech Elevator {Learn to Code} - Pittsburgh

Join Us for an Exclusive Event: A Taste of Tech Elevator

If you're looking to break into tech and have taken the quick aptitude test, join us for a personalized experience that will give you a taste of what it’s like to be learning to code in Tech Elevator’s program.

The event will be a one-hour introduction to coding concepts simulating an actual Tech Elevator class. Join a Tech Elevator Instructor as they teach you an hour of intro to code while giving you a full Pittsburgh classroom experience.

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

HWP: From Homo Sapiens to Holo Sapiens

Join collective intelligence expert Jean-François Noubel and members of the Holochain team for an evening of discussion at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. Topics include the evolving relationship between collective social behavior and technology and how new, non-hierarchical, distributing computing models will affect how we interact and collaborate. A lecture followed by questions and discussion.

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Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

FI Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts

If you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top local entrepreneurs, then join this exclusive and public "Startup Office Hours" event. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch expert CEO mentors and ask them questions about their business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how experienced entrepreneurs would tackle the problems you or others are facing.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Pivoting - When? Why? & How?

Pivoting: When? Why? & How?

Pivoting a business model can be challenging for any organization. Netflix, for example, went from mailing out DVDs to being a world-wide powerhouse for digital streaming. In a small or midsize organization, the decision to pivot can be complicated. Do you listen to a potential investor who sees your business going in a different direction? Do you listen when a handful of customers keep asking for a new widget? Join us for this session discussing when, why and how businesses choose to and survive pivots.

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Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

Chatham: Employer Registration- Internship Networking Mixer

  • Chatham University (Mellon Board Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This networking mixer will be a great opportunity for you to get to know students in a relaxed setting. With students representing various academic programs including sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts & humanities, chances are you’ll be able to find a great fit to support the mission of your organization. Our students will also have the opportunity to learn about your company and you as a professional in the Pittsburgh region.

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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

FI: How to Launch an Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Company in Pittsburgh

There is no shortage of big problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of passionate and ambitious founders trying to solve them. However, more than ever before, entrepreneurs building "Frontier Technology" can truly change the world. There is incredible potential for private enterprises to make a real financial and societal impact across sectors like Biotech and Healthcare, Food and Water, Energy, Transportation, Artificial Intelligence, Space Exploration, and more. At the "Frontier Founders Forum", you can meet and hear from entrepreneurs tackling the major problems of humanity, and maybe even learn how you can start harnessing your passion and ambition to do the same.

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Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

URA: MWBE Open House and Networking Event

  • 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 United States (map)
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Be one of the first to see the URA, HACP and City of Pittsburgh's future location by joining us for a MWBE Open House and Networking Mixer. This event will provide a diverse business audience with upcoming procurement and contracting opportunities resulting from this and other construction projects. Admission is free, but registration via Eventbrite is required.

Remember to bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to network with developers, general contractors, key agency decision makers, and some of the areas most talented MWBE firms.

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Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

AlphaLab + AlphaLab Gear Demo Day

Hello Startup Community,

Join us at Stage AE on October 16th for an exciting evening of company launches from Innovation Works' nationally ranked hardware and software accelerators, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear. The companies are innovating in sectors such as IoT, Voice based tech, AI, Advanced Materials, Saas, and Robotics. Along with the company pitches, we'll be celebrating the 5, 10, and 20 year anniversaries of AlphaLab Gear, AlphaLab, and Innovation Works working with the tech startup community.

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Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

TECHTalks: Innovation for the Next Generation of Technology

Where Innovation, Transformation, & Emerging Technologies Meet

Join us for this FREE, exciting event to explore innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that will have an impact on your business in the next 5 years.

Through a series of short, powerful talks gain insight into what emerging technologies are on the horizon, network with industry leading experts, and learn what's needed to position yourself and your business to thrive in the changing technology landscape.

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

PCo-Op: Know Your Numbers

  • 7800 Susquehanna Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15208 United States (map)
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Join us for an evening of Networking and Learning. Jason Smida, CPA and Owner of Infinity Accounting and Business Consulting, will discuss two important financial statements - profit and loss statement and balance sheet. Understanding these statements is imperative for Entrepreneurs to make informed business decisions, identify potential problems and set realistic financial goals for your business.

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Oct
12
7:30 AM07:30

CWE: Building A Global Business from Scratch In Homewood

  • James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University (map)
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Jenna Knapp, Founder and Director of Production at Thread, will discuss how she built Thread: a business on a mission to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality products with global brands. Thread transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into the most responsible fabrics and products on the planet. Every product made with Thread tackles poverty and cleans up the planet. Thread is a Public Benefit Corporation and scores in the top 10% of B-Corps globally on its governance and incorporation of the world's waste into its products.

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