Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

PBT: Fast 50 Awards 2018

2018 Fast 50 Awards

Rev your engines for one of the biggest celebrations of the year!  Join us at the Rivers Casino on August 22nd where we put the pedal to the metal at an event to showcase our region's fastest growing companies.  

The evening will start off with networking, followed by a seated awards program counting down the companies by growth rate to our Top 10, then as the last trophy crosses the finish line the party opens up to reception where you can celebrate with your colleagues and network with fellow attendees while enjoying several food stations and an open bar. 

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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Entre: Startup and Entrepreneur Networking

ME Group is the fastest growing community in Pittsburgh for entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and innovators.

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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Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

PVCA: ELB Reception

You are invited to join PVCA's "40-and-under" Emerging Leader Professionals for a fun and informal reception.

Enjoy an evening at Innovation Works' offices where the mission is to introduce, connect, support and expand the startup & entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern PA.

Great connections & conversations, hors d'oeuvres & drinks will be served. Please join us.

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Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Unmasking Investors - What They’re Really Thinking

Unmasking Investors: What They’re Really Thinking

Ever wonder what factors into an investor’s decision? Is it purely based on the return? For this Builders Series, we’re putting investors in the hot seat and asking them the tough questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to. We’ll be discussing the do’s and don’ts of contacting, pitching to, and working with local investors.

Featuring:

Zach Malone, Principal at Draper Triangle Ventures

Christopher Moehle, Managing Director at Coal Hill ventures

Bobby Zappala, Cofounder & CEO at Ascender

Moderator: Stephan Mueller, COO at Ascender

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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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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

WordCamp PGH 2018

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. It's only $20 for a full day of presentations and networking and includes lunch and an after-party.

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Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Ascender: Preparing for the Ask - An Investment Readiness Workshop

reparing for the Ask: An Investment Readiness Workshop

Asking for investment can be an overwhelming task. Whether it’s $10,000 from a relative or a $1.5 million seed round, preparing for the ask takes patience, perseverance, and a lot of pre-work. What financial documents should you include? How do you determine if an investor is the right fit for your business? Join us in August to improve your investment readiness and gain confidence in making the ask.

Featuring:

Phil Marzolf

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Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

IW: Annual Meeting & 20th Anniversary BBQ

IW is hosting a Summer BBQ on August 14th before the calendar takes off, let's get together on the IW patio. They'll celebrate all of their anniversaries of working with the tech startup community: 20 years IW, 10 years AlphaLab, 5 years AlphaLab Gear. They'll release their annual report and do a quick update on the status of IW investments and family of companies.
 

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Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Intro to Programming for Absolute Beginners - Pittsburgh

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

Join us for an Intro to Programming workshop facilitated by Tech Elevator Instructor Tom Medvitz.

Participants will work through an 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.

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Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

WELD Pittsburgh: Party with a Purpose

Celebrate Pittsburgh's vibrant community of professional women as we come together to launch the Pittsburgh Women's Alliance (PWA)!

The PWA is a collaborative representing over 35 different organizations (including WELD), 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 partner 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 Date:

Registration:

Cost: $35.00

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Aug
7
3:30 PM15:30

WPPGH: WordPress Speed and Performance Optimization

We all know that the speed of a website is increasingly important, both from a user experience standpoint and for search engine rankings (Google officially listed this as a ranking factor way back in 2010!). We’ll begin by looking at how to analyze a website’s performance. Then we’ll look at tools, plugins, and other resources to improve a WordPress website’s performance. Feel free to bring your laptop to follow along. We will also have time for some Q&A at the end.

Note that this is a daytime event!! As such, we had to cap the number of attendees to 40.

If you RSVP but at some point know you won't be able to attend, please update your RSVP to not attending so that someone else is able to come. Thank you!

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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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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