Jun
19
7:30 AM07:30

Entrepreneurs Network 2018 Meeting

Entrepreneurs Network, focusing on 50plus Entrepreneurs – Overbrook Country Club, Villanova PA

 

TEN’s 2018 season starts Tuesday, June 19, at Overbrook Golf Club from 7:30 am to 10:30 am in the main dining room.Please mark your calendar and register today using our new registration system:

  • Click on https://goo.gl/forms/w2bmBVbUxewLQWUP2 (If clicking on the link doesn’t work then copy and paste the URL to your address bar.)
  • Take a minute to complete the registration form.
  • Click “Submit” to register and to be taken to a page with a PayPal link.
  • Click on the link to pay the $35 registration fee using PayPal or a major credit card.
  • Done.
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Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Oct
3
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Let's Do Brunch- featuring Yvonne!

Let's Do Brunch Special Event

DESCRIPTION

Join us for brunch, networking and hearing inspirational stories from local, successful businesswomen making a difference in our community as well as globally. 

The event will conclude with a showcase of Trusst Lingerie's new summer product line and special pricing on all Trusst Lingerie products for attendees. 

Sponsored by: Trusst Lingerie

LOCATION
Trusst Lingerie
5125 Penn Avenu
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Jun
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Informational Session for Potential Members
    (guests, non-members invited)
  • 4-5 pm: Current Member Brush-Up Session
    Brush-up on all things Next Act Fund. Have a chance to ask questions about something you may not understand, or haven't experienced yet. Brief tutorials on Gust, investment process, etc. 
  • 5-6 pm: Member Meeting

    *Note: there will not be a company pitch at this meeting.

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Robotics Venture Fair & Showcase

Come see the top AI/Robotics companies in Pittsburgh raising investment today.

Join Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the #1 ranked computer science school and nationally acclaimed Robotics Institute and Innovation Works, Inc., one of the top seed investors in the country, for a one-day event on May 23, 2018 showcasing 15-20 of the region’s most exciting artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics startups! Over the past few years, local research universities have put Pittsburgh on the map for AI and robotics start-up activity which has attracted the research offices of some of the most innovative companies including Google, Uber, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Ford, Delphi, GE, Autodesk, Bosch, Tata, Target and investment from top-tier VCs from around the world. 

Recent news about the event from the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Click here to Register

Event Details:

May 23, 9:00 AM
Innovation Works, Inc. (Northside, Nova Place)
Two Allegheny Center, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212,

Agenda:
9:00 AM Registration and networking
10:00 AM Company presentations
12:00 PM A luncheon fireside chat with Andrew W. Moore,
the Dean of the renowned School of Computer Science
at Carnegie Mellon University will discuss Pittsburgh's AI ecosystem.

1:00 PM Company Presentations
2:30 PM One-on-one meetings with presenting companies
4:00 PM Brief comments from David A. Mawhinney, Executive Director, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
4:15 PM Networking reception

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May
17
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Screening & Member Meeting

Screening Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219). Please RSVP via Gust in advance.

This particular meeting will be a screening AND member meeting:
3-4pm: Education Session
4-6pm: Screening & Member Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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May
14
4:30 PM16:30

SMGG Women’s Initiative Presents 2nd Annual WOMEN LEAD the WAY Conference

The Women’s Initiative of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky will hold its Second Annual WOMEN LEAD the WAY Program about Women Leadership and Succession on Monday, May 14.  Like last year, there will be plenty of time to mingle and network with other successful women of Pittsburgh.  Please see the attached invite for all of the details of the evening.

While this is an invitation only event, if you would like to bring a fellow woman leader in business, please feel free to invite them as well. Just let me know who you passed this along to so we know how they found out about the event.  

If you are already registered, thank you.  If you would like to register, you can do so by simply replying to this email (to both myself and Kellie Laraba, who is cc’d on this email).  The attached also has a hyperlink embedded for easy emailing.

More Info: http://www.smgglaw.com/news/smgg-womens-initiative-presents-2nd-annual-women-lead-the-way-conference

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May
8
8:45 AM08:45

Small Business Innovation Research Workshop

Sheraton Station Square
300 W. Station Square Drive | Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 REGISTER 

Cost: $125, with a $50 refund for the first 20 eligible small businesses to register and complete the course. Course subsidy provided courtesy of Idea Foundry.

Individual, 20-minute proposal review consultations are available between 12:40 p.m. 
and 3:40 p.m. on a first to sign-up basis. Please email amliebschutz@dmgs.com
after completing registration to reserve your session.

 

About the Program

Our workshop guides participants through understanding and maximizing opportunities under two key federal programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. SBIR is a federal program that provides early stage research and development funding to small technology companies or individuals who will be developing a product and company. Similarly, STTR supports small businesses teaming up with nonprofit research entities, such as universities.

Our workshop will provide an overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, including important recent changes coming from the programs' recent reauthorization. Our experienced presenters will share insights and an effective, four-step strategy for creating competitive proposals for all program stages that emphasize commercialization, the key component of a winning proposal.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Open Coffee Club to meet the AlphaLab teams

Open Coffee Club Pittsburgh
Friday, May 4, 2018, 9-11am
AlphaLab, 6024 Broad St., Floor 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please join us for Open Coffee Club! Stop by anytime between 9 and 11 A.M. to catch up with folks in the startup community and enjoy some coffee and snacks. Also, come meet the newest AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear cohorts!

Childcare is available through Flexable for kids 12 months and up. Pre-register here: http://flexablecare.com/alphalab-open-coffee-5-4/

Open Coffee Club Pittsburgh was started in 2007 to create a real-world meetup where entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and investors can chat and network in an informal, unstructured setting.

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May
4
7:30 AM07:30

THE 20TH ANNUAL ANGEL VENTURE FAIR

THE 20TH ANNUAL ANGEL VENTURE FAIR

The Angel Venture Fair takes place Friday, May 4th at the Union League from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We welcome entrepreneurs from, but not limited, to the following industries:

Agriculture
Biotechnology
Business Services
Clean Technology
Consumer Products
Education
Artificial Intelligence Fashion
Fintech
Food and Beverage
Gaming
Healthcare Services
Industry/Energy
Internet/Web Services
Medical Device
Security
Software
Telecommunications

Entrepreneurs apply here: https://gust.com/organizations/angel-venture-fair-university-2018

MEDIA CONTACT
Marc Kramer, executive director, Angel Venture Fair
mkramer@angelventurefair.com
484-288-0594

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May
3
8:30 AM08:30

BlueTree Screening Meeting

May’s Screening Meeting will be held at:                             
Pittsburgh Technology Council
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

 

Blue Tree Screening Committee Meeting

Date:          Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time:         8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

The following companies will be reviewed:

  • JTM, LLC
  • Astarte Medical Partners
  • Honeycomb Credit
  • Convey

 

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Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Hardware Cup International Finals & IEEE N3XT® Keynote Event

Finalist companies from all over the globe will pitch for the $50,000 grand prize

Keynotes

Judith M. Williams
Founder | Magic Deer Consulting
Former Global Head of Diversity | Dropbox

Kelly Hoey
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Author | Build Your Dream Network

A night of pitches, keynotes & discussion around diversity and inclusion

5:30 PM – 7 PM: Keynotes & Fireside Chat
Getting beyond #MeToo: A discussion on culture, diversity, inclusion & successful scaling with the startup environment

7 PM – 8:30 PM:  AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup International Finals
Global competition for early-stage physical product companies. Selected finalists from the US, Japan, South Korea, Israel, India and more will pitch for their shot at $50k from Startbot.

8:30 PM: AlphaLab Gear & IEEE host #PartyLikeAnEngineer
Eat, drink & network with us! 

This event is free and open to the public.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

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Apr
18
to Apr 20

2018 ACA Summit in Boston

Registration is open for the 2018 ACA Summit in Boston!  Join us for the world’s largest professional development event for angel investors, with an early-bird registration rate that saves you about 10% of the registration fee.

The Summit’s theme is “Charting a Course in a Changing Market” and it includes a number of new topics, speakers, and opportunities to network with top angels from all over North America and the world. 

Keynote speakers include:
Joanne Wilson 
Gotham Gal Ventures


Terry Jones 
Founder, Travelocity & Kayak

The overall time schedule for the Summit, including optional pre-Summit programs, is here and you can also download the agenda with tracks and concurrent sessions here.  Highlights for seven tracks and half-tracks include impact investing, what to know about artificial intelligence, cyber security and blockchain, and using data to improve your investing performance, among 30 topics.  24 amazing startup founders will also join us at the Innovation Showcase.

REGISTER HERE.

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Apr
4
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Here is Black Tech in Pittsburgh!

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Hello BTN Supporter!


Last year we asked, "Where Is Black Tech in Pittsburgh?". This year we're back saying, "Here is Black Tech in Pittsburgh!".

Please join us as we sit down with three of Pittsburgh's most
successful black & minority entrepreneurs who have collectively
raised over $2 million. We will discuss each of their journeys, trials, and tribulations as minorities in Pittsburgh's tech scene.

Are we truly building an "inclusive" tech environment in this city according to those who truly live it?

As a bonus, we will sit down for a special fireside chat with CMU graduate and venture capitalist, Phil Bronner. A black investor with over 20 years experience investing in tech companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.

What was his experience climbing the VC ladder as a black investor?

Get ready. This will be a very interactive panel that will require audience participation the entire way through. I'm asking the tough questions - are you ready to answer them with our panel?

See you there!

- Kelauni Cook
Founder & CEO
Black Tech Nation
 
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Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Meet & Mingle with Keiretsu Angels

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP cordially invites you to a Meet and Mingle of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic on March 29th at our Pittsburgh offices from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor network looking to expand the Pittsburgh chapter with new members, new companies and new leadership.  Meet and mingle with chapter members and guests from the local business and investment communities while enjoying an open bar and light appetizers.

Please RSVP to Robbie Wolfinger at her email address below by March 23rd.

We look forward to seeing you on the 29th!

Robbie Wolfinger
rwolfinger@schnader.com

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Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Take a seat at the table: Empowering women and promoting inclusion in Boardrooms

  • Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Location: Omni William Penn Hotel (530 William Penn Place), Allegheny Room
  • Time: 5:30-7:30
    • Details: 
      • 5:30- 6pm: Registration/Networking: Refreshments and Drinks will be served
      • 6-6:15: Introductions
      • 6:15-7:15 Panel Discussion moderated by Babs Carrier
      • Afterwards, guests will be invited downstairs to the Speakeasy for causal networking.
    • Panel includes: Yvonne Campos, Babs Carryer, and Wilma McNeese
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Mar
21
7:30 AM07:30

Angels in the A.M.

Educational Series for Rising Women Professionals

SESSION 1: Angel Investing 101
March 21, 2018 | 7:30 - 10 am | $30

Learn about the fundamentals of angel investing: What exactly is an angel investor? Who wants to be an angel investor? How do I become an angel investor? The first half of the session will be led by Yvonne Campos, President of Next Act Fund; followed by sample pitches by women entrepreneurs!

NAF Members REGISTER for free with code "COMP"

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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

LaunchPad Business Pitch Competition

NAF Member Gina Kallick will be judging!

Finalists

  • Behaivior LLC
  • Blast Off Apps
  • Crowdgiftz
  • Spand-ICE
  • The Aquaponics Project
  • Theia Robotics
  • Velocity Robotics, Inc.

Please join the LaunchPad team for food, drink, and forward-thinking presentations

Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Registration at 5:30pm

Leech Tishman Office
525 William Penn Place, 29th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Please click here to Register to Attend

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Mar
8
to Mar 15

Caffeinated Inovation: Investing in Women-Led Businesses

Join Innovation Works at Caffeinated Innovation on Thursday, March 15to hear from women investors and firms that specifically invest in women-led and founded businesses.

Research proves that having more women on your team is great for business and a recent Forbes article goes even further to report on the fact that for women entrepreneurs, a woman partner improves their probability of a successful exit. For venture firms, it helps them pick better projects and improves the chances of success for startups they finance.

Panelists include:Moderator: Pam Eichenbaum, Business Development Associate, Innovation Works

Click here to Register for the event.

Time | Date | Location

Date: Thursday, March 15th
Time: 8:00 AM Coffee, 8:30 AM Panel begins

Innovation Works
Nova Tower 2
Two Allegheny Center | Ste. 100

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Mar
8
7:00 AM07:00

ASPIRE Pittsburgh 2018 Conference

The ASPIRE Pittsburgh 2018 Conference, presented by Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC, brings together the region’s entrepreneurial, dealmaking and investor communities for a daylong event filled with dynamic keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions and power networking opportunities. Catherine Mott of BlueTree is an Honorary Chair! Reserve your seat today by clicking here.  Enjoy $100 off, with the promo code BlueTreeAlliedAngels.

The breakout sessions focused on four key areas:
• Buying a Business • Selling a business
• Raising capital • Liquidity events

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Mar
7
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council (2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

2018 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup (at Google)

The AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup is a pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups.

The Hardware Cup will be touring 6 US regions, with events in: Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC,  Chicago, and Austin. Check our Competitions page for more details.

At least 5 other countries will also participate, including Japan, South Korea, Israel, and others to be announced. Check out our International Competitions page for more details.

More info.

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Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Elevating Women Economic Opportunities and Leadership in Pittsburgh

Are you interested in hosting or participating in an event for Inclusive Innovation Week 2018, focused on women in tech, supporting women entrepreneurs, and women leadership in the region? Join us to connect with other organizations, businesses, and women engaged in this topic and help plan an event for Inclusive Innovation Week 2018.

The LUMA Institute (https://www.luma-institute.com/) will facilitate a creative brainstorm to identify collaborative event ideas. We are also teaming up with the Center for Women Entrepreneurship (https://www.chatham.edu/cwe/) at Chatham University and The Center for Media Innovation (http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/SchoolofCommunication/CenterforMediaInnovation) at Point Park University, two programs that promote women entrepreneurship and the future of storytelling. They will also present at the Meetup.

Goals for Meetup:
1. Identify event(s)
2. Designate leadership and next steps
3. Identify resources available within the group and resource gaps to investigate

More details: https://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Innovation-Meetup/events/246804067/

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Jan
22
12:00 PM12:00

BlueTree Virtual Investor Meeting

Please join BlueTree Allied Angels on Monday, January 22nd at 12:00 p. m. for a virtual investor meeting. LegalSifter recently screened at BlueTreet's January 11th screening meeting and, due to the closing deadline of the round on February 5th, they will be holding a virtual investor meeting. This meeting will include a presentation by Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter, an opportunity to ask questions of Kevin, and a private investor discussion. LegalSifter is a Pittsburgh-based startup focused on applying machine learning techniques to legal documents in an attempt to make global legal support affordable. The company has many noteworthy customers such as, FedEx, PNC, and Fujitsu. They are also actively engaging in partnerships with law firms across the globe to help expand the reach and capabilities of their product line. 

            DATE:             Monday, January 22, 2018

            TIME:             12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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               https://www.uberconference.com/bluetreecapitalgroup

               *Please be sure to use Chrome when joining via computer.

TO JOIN VIA PHONE:

               DIAL:     (412) 407-6001

                              *No PIN needed

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AGENDA:

               12:00 a.m.—12:10 p.m.  Introduction

               12:10 p.m.—12:30 p.m. Company Presentation

                                                            LegalSifter, Inc.

               12:30 p.m.—12:45 p.m. Q & A

               12:45 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Private Investor Discussion

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