Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

PTC: Summer Slam 2019

Developers, leave your code at the office; DBAs, forget Oracle and SQL for one night; CIOs, you can worry about the information technology audit tomorrow. It’s time for Pittsburgh user groups and technology communities to come together for a great end of summer party!

Pittsburgh has a vibrant technology community filled with developers, engineers, coders, cyber security professionals, systems analysts, help desk technicians and everyone in between. If you work in the information technology sector, we want you to come to our Summer Slam technology social event. Invite your techie friends- this event is free and is open to the public!

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Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Becoming Customer Funded Through Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partnerships can be a great way to bring in capital for your startup or growing business, but it's not always as easy as a sales call. This session will discuss the different things to take into consideration when approaching a corporation, such as who to talk to first, how to evaluate the impact your startup might have on the corporation's current business dealings, as well as tips and tricks for knowing when is the right time. Speaker Barrie Athol has a background in evaluating startups from the corporate perspective.

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Sep
3
5:30 PM17:30

Blockchain In The Burgh Meetup

This is the launch of the Blockchain in the Burgh meetup! In this first meeting we will have project leaders talking a bit about what they are working on in this space.

This is a casual event for us to get to know the community and understand the greatest needs for the support and education of this emerging technology.

All levels are welcome. Come with questions, notebook and paper. We will have some education materials to hand out as well.

We are excited to launch this endeavor to serve the greater Pittsburgh community. Please RSVP we have space available for 60 people

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Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Pittsburgh Freelancers Union SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Growing your freelance business

Welcome to Freelancers Union SPARK!

We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: we invite you to bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss. 

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month (and our Facebook group for in-between events) to meet other entrepreneurs in the area, get inspired, and talk about stuff like...

September SPARK: Expert Panel Discussion: Growing your freelance business

Every single freelancer faces challenges with growing their business from a mere idea to a thriving success story. This month, your SPARK leaders will moderate a discussion with successful freelancers in your community, covering topics like:

  • Why choose freelancing as a career path, and what growth has meant for their business

  • Resources they've found indispensable

  • Their keys to success - what's worked for them, and what didn't!

Come prepared with questions for your journey, and be ready to walk away with an arsenal of tips you can implement tomorrow!

 

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Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Nerd Nite Pittsburgh: Sept.

Nerd Nite Pittsburgh is a lecture series that’s a mix between a TED talk, a happy hour, and freshman orientation. Speakers present for 15 minutes on a variety of topics related to science and technology, popular culture, history, and other nerdery with a vibe that’s as entertaining as it is academic! Audience members can ask questions and it's followed up by an entirely optional orientation-style networking game. If you like alcohol, learning about random and interesting things, and meeting other nerds this is for you! Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00.

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Starting a Food Business in Allegheny County Break

Starting a food business can be stressful. Who are we kidding...it's nothing but stressful!

Gastón and Josephine Oría of La Dorita Cooks know this all to well from their own experience. Join them over breakfast and pick their brain about all things food startups. Or come share your specific needs with Gastón and Josephine, who through sharing their own story and experiences along the way, hope to get a better pulse on the current needs of our area's underserved food startups.

Breakfast is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

NSR: Ignite Vibrancy - Collective Impact

Do you have an idea for a collaborative project to improve your community? Get support and the opportunity to pitch for $30,000 in total grants during the one-day Ignite Vibrancy workshop. Participants will receive guidance from mentors and peers to further develop their project. Awardees will also receive 12 months of ongoing support from New Sun Rising’s GIT-COL initiative (Growing Impact Through Data + Collaboration). Deadline to apply is August 31st at 11:59 PM.

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Sep
10
12:30 PM12:30

CMU Connects: Why Everyone Must Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur!

  • Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad
 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Envision that you are ready to graduate and need to secure a position in an innovative startup; perhaps you are a Ph.D. candidate and your dissertation is stalled or you are an entering first-year student and can’t figure out how to connect with the professors doing the most pioneering work. Are you stuck and bored in your field of study and not sure how to make a change?

Learn the skills and tools to pursue ‘problem-solution fits;’ meaningful ways to utilize ‘Entrepreneurial Thinking’ to see things differently, identify new solutions and help you become more creative, agile and employable.

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Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

NAF: Angels In the Evening - Learn About Angel Investing from Women Leaders

NEXT ACT FUND’S ANGELS IN THE EVENING EDUCATIONAL SERIES

This series of presentations is designed to help women professionals explore key areas to understand before entering the angel investor world. Each presentation includes an entrepreneur demonstrating an effective pitch.

Up Next: A DEEP DIVE INTO DUE DILIGENCE (Sept. 10th)
How does an angel investor look under the hood of a company? Building a balanced team of experts to analyze everything from the product and technology, management team, go-to-market strategy, financial projections, competitive landscape, and exit potential. How to assess the potential for success along with failure risks.

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Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

PGH Tech Meetup: FREE - Hiring Secrets from HR Gurus

Just in time for the fall hiring season of college students (and for those realizing that their summer vacations STILL weren't enough to drive their work motivation) we present an expert panel of HR gurus on finding top talent, how to evaluate if that talent is a fit for your org, what "company culture" actually means and why it matters, and how to drive diversity in your hiring practices.

You do NOT need to be in HR to get great value here, anyone who will be hiring for their team at a company of any size can get ideas on how to best work with their HR partners and how to optimize their hiring process (given the million other things you've got on your to-do list)

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Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

PVCA: eSports - How Video Games are Reshaping the Sporting World

Our first joint PVCA/ACG event will feature the founders of the Pittsburgh Knights, Pittsburgh's eSports team. They will tell us how professional video gaming is taking the world by storm, changing the game, and making big bucks doing it. They'll break down what eSports is, and how it is becoming so successful and widespread around the world.

Come learn more about why more than 200 million around the world are participating an industry expected to grow beyond $2B this year and why you should pay attention to an industry.

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Tech: Happy Hour - September

Please join us for Pittsburgh's Build412 Tech Happy Hour!

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 11th @ 6PM
WHERE: Coughlin's Law (Mt Washington) 10 Virginia Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene, talk about projects and socialize. Bring your co-workers, bring your friends and come on out and join us!

This is an open tech networking event, free of charge and a complimentary cocktail will be provided.

It doesn't matter what your background is....'tech' is a broad definition and all are welcome. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds but share one thing in common...an interest in meeting other people who work in/around technology...developers, designers, founders, executives, hiring managers, data analysts, sales/marketing leaders, project managers, local business owners, job seekers, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, etc.

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Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

GAN Momentum Tour

The GAN Momentum Tour is a five-stop global tour that will focus on creating opportunities for startups to succeed and gain traction, wherever they are.

Startups think differently, act differently, and run their organizations in ways that few people will ever understand. It’s because of these differences that startups are the ones changing the landscape of the future, building the next products that we will all use and love. And, startups are the engines behind our cities. They serve an important role, creating new jobs and generating revenue—sustainable work and sustainable wages for their staff and their communities.

But, startups can’t do this alone. They need corporates that want to do business with them. They need investors that provide the necessary capital to get them off the ground. They need mentors that will coach them. And they need accelerators that will bring this support around them for a short, focused period of time.

Which is why we’re so excited to invite you to the GAN Momentum Tour, a five-stop global tour celebrating the startup that’s doing things differently. The startup that decided not to go to the big city. The startup that sees the bigger picture. The startup that’s curious and wants to learn more. The startup that sees success not as individual, but as collective. And the startup that wants to do good work and build something that actually makes a difference.

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Sep
13
7:30 AM07:30

IEE: Game-time Decision Making with David Meltzer

Whether they’re in a high-pressure, under-the-gun situation or developing a long-term strategy, the winningest coaches are those with the best decision-making process. Game-Time Decision Making helps you “coordinate” decisions relating to things like team building, communication skills, and marketing approaches. Learn how to apply an offensive or defensive mindset to the problems you face on a daily basis, avoid the most common pitfalls, and create solid strategies for ensuring you don’t make the same mistakes twice. David was the former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Entertainment, which the 1996 movie “Jerry Maguire” was based on.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Redchair PGH: Negotiation Workshop for Women

Research has shown that men tend to achieve better economic results in negotiation than women. This can impact salary, rates of promotion, resources needed to ‘get the job done’, etc. Redchair is hosting a hands-on negotiation workshop for mid-career female technology professionals to help them use proven negotiation skills and approaches and narrow the gender negotiation gap.

What to expect: This workshop will help participants articulate their value and negotiate effectively. Topics covered include:

  • Strategies for claiming and creating value in negotiations

  • How to effectively prepare for a negotiation

  • How to avoid common negotiation traps

  • Helpful phrases and questions to use in negotiations

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Sep
18
to Sep 20

THRIVAL 2019

  • 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thrival is a festival for humans, technology, culture and community.

Join thousands of business leaders, founders, funders, thinkers, educators, innovators, and creatives in Pittsburgh on September 18-20, 2019 as we explore how the innovators, technologists and creatives who are playing a lead role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This festival experience will take place in Pittsburgh's Innovation District (Oakland), which is at the center of research, talent, technology, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Startup Drinks Pittsburgh - September

#SUDPgh is headed to (location TBA) for the Autumn #SUDPgh event!


Join over a hundred regional founders, developers, designers, storytellers, and other startup leaders as we celebrate our wins, lament our loses, and discuss how we keep the momentum going for local startups! We'll also have some reps from key organizations, including the leading regional funders and accelerators. 

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

WIB - The P.O.W.E.R of Immunotherapy

Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally (P.O.W.E.R) is an annual celebration of the contribution local women are making to life sciences and healthcare. As our sixth annual event, P.O.W.E.R. 2019 will highlight the impact of big data in healthcare innovations.

SPEAKERS: Zariel Johnson:
UPMC Enterprises, Program Manager-Technical, Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA)

Anne Germain:
CEO of Rehat, LLC (Prof on Leave), Co-Developer of NOCTEM technology

Kathryn Fantauzzi:
CEO, Co-Founder, Apollo Neuroscience

MODERATOR:
Lynn Banaszak
Executive Director of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute at CMU
Please save the date – we hope to see you there!

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

PittAgile: Agile And Program Management

Changing your thinking from a legacy mindset to one that is consistent with adapting fast to business changes is paramount. Everything is different now

- Focus is different - from scheduling 20 quarters out to a place where new and valuable initiatives can be expedited and others can be de-prioritized dynamically
- Budgeting is different - from up to 11 month delays before you can even consider budget adjustment to more frequent incremental funding - with fact-based confidence
- Planning is different - Traditional capacity planning and resource management practices don’t serve today’s business world well. From water-scrum-fall still having to define all requirements, causes delays and is cumbersome, too slow, to continuous funding and scope and learning.
- Managing resources is different - Team as resource unit, Tolerate incomplete data, Roughly right, Balance demand and supply
- Risk is reframed - Risk is mitigated by fact-based confidence and much shorter feedback and delivery cycles

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

PGH Tech Meetup: End of 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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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

SBDC: International Networking Forum

International business owners face many different issues every day including tax and legal problems. Duquesne University SBDC has supported 48 immigrant businesses in 2019.

This forum brings together business owners who need help to thrive and experts that are specialized in international businesses.

As an international business owner you will,

  • Find answers to your legal issues

  • Learn how to grow your business including government contracting and export/import

  • Meet with many service providers, experts and business owners

Cost: Free

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Sep
25
4:00 PM16:00

PTC: 2019 Tech 50 Awards

Each year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council celebrates the most successful and innovative companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 

 Now in its 23rd  year, this is your annual opportunity to connect with the Pittsburgh region’s hottest and most innovative companies.

 Cocktails, dinner, and networking round out the night to make this a must-attend event for you and your team. 

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Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

ngPittsburgh: Introduction to Bazel

Developers rarely consider build performance an issue of concern until their builds have already passed the threshold of what they consider to be optimal build times and at that point its often a large undertaking to remedy. With today's complex front end application builds consisting of running unit tests, typescript and sass compilation, bundling modules and many other steps, what is the solution for attaining fast yet consistent builds? With Angular 8 comes the bazel opt-in preview which allows for incremental builds, only rebuilding and testing the code in our application that has changed since the previous commit. In this meetup we will look into how to set up a project using bazel and the advantages that come with it.

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

2019 ProductCamp Pittsburgh

ProductCamp Pittsburgh is the FREE premiere event for product managers and product marketing professionals but that's not everyone; it's also for innovators, marketers, designers, CxOs, founders, engineers, 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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Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. Presents:

The Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit

Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law

Sponsored by: JLL, CASTUS, and Microsoft

Pittsburgh has grown into a global player in the advancement of technology in many aspects. While there are a multitude of conferences, events, and discussions occurring all over Pittsburgh every week, the conversation remains mostly siloed among the different sectors touching the technology industry in Pittsburgh. Dickie McCamey’s “Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit” will serve as a multidisciplinary event, gathering over 150 professionals from the tech, legal, and business sectors to encourage a comprehensive exchange of ideas to promote growth and progress across those sectors and beyond. The Summit’s theme revolves around diverse perspectives from our region’s leaders on the most pressing issues regarding the use of technology, interaction with consumers' data, and the state of the tech industry in our region.

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Abstractions After Party - Happy Hour & Karaoke

Please join us for the ABSTRACTIONS AFTER PARTY!

WHEN: Thursday, August 22nd @6PM
WHERE: Social House 7, 123 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This is a special event focused around all those attending the Pittsburgh Abstractions Conference!

AGENDA

6PM-9PM
Abstractions Happy Hour
Presented by Rivers Agile 
Let’s kick things off with a fun and relaxed happy hour. This is an awesome opportunity to meet other Abstractions Conference attendees, network and socialize in an AMAZING venue only a couple blocks away from the conference. This conference networking event is FREE of charge and a complimentary cocktail of your choice as well as appetizers will be provided with your RSVP ticket. 

9PM-12AM
Abstractions Karaoke Party
Presented by Code & Supply and devrelate
Join DJ Enkot and PJ for a classic night of Pittsburgh Tech Karaoke. Let your inner star shine with the folks you've been enjoying at the conference or new friends you've made today!

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Aug
22
8:30 AM08:30

Cafe Innovation: Civic Tech

Join us on August 22nd as we discuss how technology companies can leverage their products, tools, and services to support growth at the local level through app development, new technology platforms, product creation, and interactive tools. Come away with a better understanding of the importance of technology in large cities, small towns, universities, and programs to advance the places where we live, work, and play.

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Aug
21
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Beers with a Lawyer | Raising Capital

Talking to a lawyer can be confusing and intimidating. As part of Raising Capital month at Ascender, we are introducing Beers with a Lawyer. Through Beers with a Lawyer, we are breaking down the barrier by providing a relaxed, casual setting in which to ask your questions. Two lawyers from Dickie McCamey will be on hand to answer questions about:

  • Corporate Formation and governance

  • Protection of Intellectual Property

  • Contracts & Commercial Transactions

  • Compliance & Regulation

  • General Legal Inquiries

Get your legal questions answered by the experts!

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Aug
21
to Aug 23

Abstractions II

  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Cross-Discipline Software Conference for Everyone

If you want to attend an event where you can learn from a wide variety of perspectives, then our conference is for you. Abstractions is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together everyone involved in modern software development to teach, learn, and connect. With three full days of amazing content from a huge list of diverse speakers, we hope you’ll join us and designers, developers, DevOps, managers, quality assurance, support, and community leaders from around the world.

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Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Party With A Purpose - 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Women's Alliance Event

Please join the Pittsburgh Women’s Alliance (PWA) for the 2nd Annual Party with Purpose hosted by WISE Pittsburgh, celebrating Pittsburgh’s vibrant community of professional women!

The PWA is a growing collaborative of over 80 different organizations who share an interest in optimizing our collective impact to attract, retain and advance diverse professional women in the Pittsburgh region.

If you are a member of a participant organization, interested in learning more, or simply want to build new connections, then join us as we Party with a Purpose for the Pittsburgh Women’s Alliance!

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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Tech: Pittsburgh's Tech Happy Hour - August

Please join us for Pittsburgh's Tech Happy Hour!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14th @6PM
WHERE: Steel Cactus (South Side) 1831 E Carson St, Pgh PA 15203 - 2nd Floor

This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene, talk about projects and socialize. Bring your co-workers, bring your friends and come on out and join us!

This is an open tech networking event, free of charge and a complimentary drink ticket will be provided.

It doesn't matter what your background is....'tech' is a broad definition and all are welcome. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds but share one thing in common...an interest in meeting other people who work in/around technology...developers, designers, founders, executives, hiring managers, data analysts, sales/marketing leaders, project managers, local business owners, job seekers, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, etc.

OUR GROUP WILL BE ON THE 2ND FLOOR

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Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Startable Demo Night and Pitch Competition

Join us for an action-packed showcase of student startups at Startable Demo Night 2019. This event features the innovative tech created by our teen entrepreneurs. They have turbocharged their business and maker skills and will be demonstrating what they have developed, designed, and prototyped. Witness their amazing tech products and be dazzled at the pitch competition where students will compete to win cash prizes. Enjoy eclectic entertainment by the Lighthouse Project student musicians and partake in a festival of food and refreshments. Friends, family, and community are all invited to come witness the next generation of exciting entrepreneurs!

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Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Hardening Your Pitch for Funders

Pitching your startup to a funder can be stressful. How do you exude confidence, while being humble enough to accept feedback? How do you speak about your idea in a way funders want to hear it? Join us as we dive into the rights and wrongs of pitching to funders. Learn tips and tricks for sophisticating your pitch and improve your ability to tell your story.

Want to have one of your slides critiqued during the session by speaker Julie Gulick? Email ellen@ascenderpgh.com for more information.

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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

PGH FinTech: The British are Coming, or, Why UX Matters in Digital Banking

This month, let's continue the conversation from our last meetup on Open Banking to discuss the current state of digital (and digital-only) banking. Let's grab a beverage, fire up our favorite digital finance apps (one you use or one you're building), and compare what wows with what simply digitizes a familiar set of legacy banking interactions.

Location will be The Urban Tap on S. Highland Ave. I've reserved space for us from 6-8pm.

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Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Entrepreneurship Workshop: Southern Culture

Own Our Own, an African American business incubator, is hosting this entertaining workshop on entrepreneurship focused on a food business.

About this Event

At the Atlanta-based packaged food business Southern Culture, known for its flavorful mixes such as butter pecan shortstacks, the owner has bitten off more than she can chew. Though the company has been featured on Shark Tank, was named one of Oprah’ Favorite Things, and has sales approaching $500,000 a year, business owner Erica Barrett has spent way too much money, and now the debt she has is bringing her business and her family to the brink of bankruptcy. In this episode of CNBC’s The Profit, billionaire Marcus Lemonis is going to help Southern Culture become profitable. Tune in to this workshop presented by Homewood’s Own Our Own business accelerator to learn from the mistakes this small business owner has made so you can avoid the pain and loss. The $15 fee includes workshop materials and light refreshments. July 30, 6:30-8:00 pm at the W.A.R.M. Center, 717 N. Homewood Avenue. Save $5 on two workshops - register for both Mr. Cory's Cookies (7/15) and this workshop!

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Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

PGH.AI: AI + Manufacturing: Lunchtime Talk + Tour with ARM

  • Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join PGH.AI for a visit to Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing's new headquarters at Hazelwood Green's Mill 19! This event invites participants to learn about AI's role in revolutionizing manufacturing, and showcase how ARM and its national consortium of over 200 members are accelerating the U.S. manufacturing renaissance with people and robots, together.


Agenda:

12:00-12:30pm: Doors open, lunch served by Community Kitchen
12:30-12:35pm: Welcome and introduction from PGH.AI
12:35-1:10pm: Presentations and discussion with ARM and partners
1:10-1:30pm: Q&A
1:30-2:00pm: Tour of ARM


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Jul
30
8:00 AM08:00

TiE: Founders Breakfast

We are excited to host our next Founders Breakfast event! We only have limited spots available for this event. Please register at your earliest convenience before the limited spots fill up (Members: Free; Non-members: $20)

NOTE: If you plan to attend, you must register to reserve your spot.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Hot breakfast at an elite club in downtown Pittsburgh!

  • Take away great insights and inspiring ideas from a 15 min Power Talk!

  • Network with similar stage peers

  • Make new connections, share ideas and uncover solutions

  • Be part of shaping this event series

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Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Accelerate Pittsburgh: A Fireside Chat on Entrepreneurship

RSVP for FREE at bit.ly/GooglePittsburgh

Google Digital Coaches is launching here in Pittsburgh! The Digital Coaches program is designed to provide equal
opportunity for all business owners
and entrepreneurs to grow and thrive online.

During this event, you will learn more about this initiative and hear the stories of trial and triumph from local entrepreneurs.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

WAICY 2019 - Audience

The World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY) is a global competition challenging students to learn and use AI.

About this Event

For competition registration please go to: Registration page

The World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY) is a global competition challenging students to learn and use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to solve real problems. The competition opens to students from age 4 to 20 from all around the world. Each year, the competition has a unique theme. In 2018, the theme was “How to Make the World Better with AI.”The WAICY aims to bring AI to students all around the world and spark creative, innovative, and artistic demonstrations of the technology that can make a positive change in the world.

This year, The final competition will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at the Nova Place in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Nerd Nite PGH: July

Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. It's often about science or technology, but by no means is it limited to such topics. And it's definitely entertaining. This will the third event since starting in Pittsburgh! If you like alcohol, learning about random and interesting things, and meeting other nerds this is for you! To facilitate mingling setup is with mostly long communal tables and we'll be running trivia to win free drinks! Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30. Got two speakers lined up but we need one more! If you have a topic you are passionate about and you’d like to be a speaker get in touch at pittsburgh@nerdnite.com! Speakers we have now are:

Lizzee Solomon - Lizzee Solomon is a visual artist and designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. New York City born, Chicago suburbs raised, Carnegie Mellon School of Art trained. She's also housebroken, is learning how to dance Salsa and speaks Spanish - Presenting: 'Cuba for Dummies'

And me! Your MC Rorry Brenner - When I'm not hosting Nerd Nites or climbing rocks, I work as a Robotics Research Scientist. Computer Science undergrad at CMU and couldn't figure out why robots were so blind so went off to USC to get a PhD in neuroscience - Presenting: 'Comptuer Vision, Artificial Neural Networks, and How the Brain can Inspire A.I.'

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Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

TiE Talks: Featuring Ray Betler

Please join us to celebrate and hear Ray Betler share his reflections—both professional and personal—after an amazing 41 year career culminating with his retirement from Wabtec as their President & Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2019.

This is a unique TiE Pittsburgh event in that several of Ray's former colleagues have joined together to sponsor this celebration honoring their mentor and friend.

Modeled after TED Talks, TiE Talks feature eminent speakers who are thought leaders, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists in our community.  The intent of a TiE Talk is to have the speaker share "Two Pearls of Wisdom" — one professional, and one personal — having reflected on their own life experiences, in under 20 minutes.  Unlike, TED Talks, the audience will have the unique opportunity to ask questions.  We expect the Q&A to also be a significant component of the event.

All the talks will be recorded in high definition and the video footage will be made publicly available on the web.  We expect that these forums will provide both the speaker and the audience to explore areas that largely remain unspoken and get lost through history.  Our hope is that TiE Talks will provide a platform to share the intimate trials and tribulations gained from decades of experience with our budding entrepreneurial community, and boost the impact of TiE Pittsburgh — not just locally but world-wide.

TiE Talks are held once every quarter and will also serve as a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and charter members.

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Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Buc-coworking

What is Buc-Coworking? Pgh startups and freelancers who get together at PNC Park to work, connect, and catch a ballgame.

- Each person buys their own ticket (Club Seats) - currently available on Stubhub for as low as $35)

- We'll meet around 11am at Club 300 (has wifi) inside the Pittsburgh Baseballl Club.

- Game (vs Cardinals) starts at 12:35pm

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Tech: Technology Professionals Networking Night - July

A fun and relaxed evening of networking with a great group of friendly and interesting tech people (like yourself!) This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene. It's free to attend, so bring your co-workers, bring your friends, and come on out, join us!

In addition to an already amazing group of innovative local tech professionals, we will also have some featured guests attending who will be there to network with you. Come out, have a drink, chat with them - they want to meet you!

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

WIT: Rooftop Yoga

Hunched over your computer all day? Let's stretch it out, network + take some Reed & Co. health shots! Chill tunes by Kha'DJ. For women + gender non-comforming folx only. Limited mats available, plz bring your own if possible :) $5-10 donation.

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Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Growing Your Startup - Updating & Maintaining Financial Models

Financial modeling may not be the most exciting part of a business founders day, but it is critical to the longevity of an organization.

Updating and maintaining your model can help you strategically understand the ever changing financial landscape of your business. Can your organization support an additional hire next month? Should you be looking for additional investors? Or perhaps scaling back on a product that's not selling well? Join us as we discuss the ins and outs of utilizing your financial model as a living document to grow your business.

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Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

VRARA: Happy Hour

Join the VR/AR Association of Pittsburgh for a fun-filled evening hosted in the Duquesne Room at the Rivers Club. Food and appetizers will be provided, so come on down for VR and AR talk, mingling with VR/AR Members and enjoying some VR Experiences!

VRARA members receive free admission to this and other events. For information about membership (or if you are a member, to receive your discount code), please email pittsburgh@thevrara.com

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pitt Agile: Scrum Master as a Hat…not a Job Title

Join us in (controversial) exploration of an idea that the Scrum Guide supports and in practice many Scrum Teams are proving successful.

This will be highly interactive! And you will be well fed.

All too many companies focus on hiring a full-time person into a SM job title instead of allowing people to freely play what is a role. In our company our software developers or business operations people play this role.

We will share the way we’re going about it and what we’re learning. We promise you will leave having greater depth in understanding the Scrum Master being a management level role and the level of leadership required to influence Stakeholders toward greater results.

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

AIGA: Annual Community Meeting

Come one, come all! The Annual Community Meeting is an opportunity to engage with and hear from the Pittsburgh design community and the AIGA PIttsburgh Board of Directors. Help guide our existing programming, express new ideas, network with peers, and find opportunities to volunteer and get more involved with the chapter! This event is a great opportunity to learn more about how our chapter functions and see how the board makes decisions that affect member services and programming.

So join us at Left Field Meeting Space for some summer fun and creative camaraderie. We'll be getting together rain or shine. Many thanks to Smith Bros. for hosting us..

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Jul
16
8:30 AM08:30

Tech Legal Clinic: Legal Support for the Tech Community

In this free 60-minute session, Jason L. Ott & Derrick L. Maultsby Jr. will provide their insight regarding the most effective ways to protect intellectual property. The intellectual property of a company is typically the most important asset that company possesses. While some startups and companies are able to overcome legal hurdles surrounding their IP early in their development, many startups can experience significant negative consequences without legal direction and advisement at that stage, potentially resulting in stunted growth or ceasing operations altogether. This workshop includes a presentation and Q&A.

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Jul
11
4:30 PM16:30

IF: Watercooler Chats - Marketing with Purpose

Everyone knows they should be promoting their business or personal brand with advertising or social media, but do you know why? How do you decide what to say in your ad or social media post?

Whether you are a freelancer, growing small business, or an aspiring entrepreneur, we invite you to join us for an engaging and thought-provoking session on understanding what it means to market with a purpose and arm you with tips on taking your marketing efforts to the next level.

In this session we will challenge your thinking on how you engage with the public and the journey that your customers take from not knowing you exist to becoming your most loyal brand ambassador.

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Build412 Tech: Happy Hour - July

This is an awesome opportunity to meet other people involved in our city's amazing tech scene, talk about projects and socialize. Bring your co-workers, bring your friends and come on out and join us!

This is an open networking event, free of charge and a complimentary drink will be provided (thanks to Kingfly Spirits.)

It doesn't matter what your background is....'tech' is a broad definition and all are welcome. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds but share one thing in common...an interest in meeting other people who work in/around technology...developers, designers, executives, hiring managers, data analysts, sales/marketing leaders, project managers, local business owners, job seekers, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, etc.

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