Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Smart Cities: The Impact in Pgh and Globally

The next wave of the Internet of Things brings a lot of promise. Smart cities can help solve the concerns citizens face every day, from traffic and public safety to aging infrastructure and utility costs. Hear local and global perspectives about how smart cities are solving some of the biggest challenges for citizens and cities today and what the future could hold.

This is a free event. RSVP here.

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May
1
to May 2

FUND Conference: Austin, TX

WOMEN INVESTING IN WOMEN program scheduled for May 1, 2019, 8:30 am - 2 pm.
This exclusive event is available to all exhibiting entrepreneurs, sponsors and only 100 general ticket holders. Secure your WiW tickets.
REGISTER FOR FUND CONFERENCE HERE.

FUND Conference is the nation's connector of entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts with a focus on curated deal flow, captivating content, and same day connections.

FUND's market-leading conferences have successfully hosted over 5,000 investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. FUND alums have gone on to raise over $300M. Many of these companies have also been acquired. 

With the recent addition of new proprietary technology and an app, FUND is changing the way that entrepreneurs, investors and advisors get business done.

Learn more:  https://FUNDConference.com/ 

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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Angel Venture Fair in Philadelphia

DETAILS AT THIS LINK

ANGEL VENTURE FAIR DAY ACTIVITIES

Each company will have a designated table/booth set for the entire day in the grand ballroom. Attendees walk around the exhibit floor throughout the day and meet with the companies. In the morning presentations are given in breakout rooms by non-university exhibitors only. These exhibitors will have a designated time to present and will be away from their table for approximately 15 minutes. Breakfast, lunch and a all day coffee, tea and water station is including for all guests and exhibitors. After lunch, awards are presented, followed by the guest speaker. The Venture Fair is a wonderful opportunity to meet innovative companies, connect with investors, network and learn something new.

7:30 a.m. – Doors open
7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. – **Attendee check-in, networking, & breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. – Welcoming remarks
8:10 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – All 34 companies give a 30 second pitch in Lincoln Hall
8:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Presentations given by Non-University Companies in breakout rooms; Networking and visiting company booths/tables
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – David Freschman Award presented
1:10 – 1:15 p.m. – Most Promising University Company award presented
1:15 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. – Keynote Speaker – Brian Cohen, followed by Q&A
2:00 pm. to 2:30 p.m. – All 34 companies give a 30 second pitch in Lincoln Hall
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Networking and visiting company booths/tables
4 p.m. – Event concludes

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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
    The Cannabinoid of Everything™
    Investor Insights into the Legal Cannabis Industry:
    Join us for a presentation on trends and opportunities for investors in the legal cannabis market.  This presentation will provide an overview of the global markets and how it's being divvied up between low cost producers in LATAM, and value-added medical producers across the globe.  The goal of this presentation is for investors to stay ahead of trend and be informed about opportunities and pitfalls. Presenter: Brenda Smith is the Founder of CB Capital Concierge, a boutique capital advisory that brings curated deals to private investors and strategic capital to entrepreneurs in the legal cannabis industry.

  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
    Presenting: BabyPage & genneve

  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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May
16
9:00 PM21:00

AI & Robotics Venture Fair

The 2nd Annual Innovation Works and Carnegie Mellon University AI & Robotics Venture Fair will be held on
May 16th, 2019 at CMU.

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 16, 2019 showcasing the region’s most exciting artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics startups! Participating investors will hear pitches from selected companies that have been vetted by our selection committee. Last year’s event attracted 100+ VCs, corporations, and angel investors from around the country and facilitated dozens of meetings between participating investors and startups.

This event is by invitation for investors only.

Investor Registration

Agenda
May 16, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am: Jim Garrett, Provost & Chief Academic Officer at Carnegie Mellon University Rich Lunak, CEO, Innovation Works, Inc. and Riverfront Ventures, LLC, Managing Director

9:30 - 11:30 am: Company Presentations [~ 24 companies, 5 mins per co]

11:30 am - Noon: Pick up Box Lunches

Noon - 1:00 pm: Panel Discussion: The Direction of AI/RoboticHenny Admoni, PhD, Assistant Professor at CMU in the Robotics Institute and Director of Human & Robot Partners (HARP) Lab.Zico Kolter, PhD, Assistant Professor at CMU and Chief Scientist of AI Research for the Bosch Center of AI.Ruslan “Russ” Salakhutdinov, PhD, Professor at CMU and Apple’s Director of AI Research.Moderator: Professor Raj Rajkumar, Department of Computer Engineering & Director of the GM-CMU Vehicular Information Technology Research Lab

1:15 - 4:00 pm: One-on-One Meetings (Investors: Presenting Companies) and Networking Reception at the Swartz Center

To learn more, visit: www.innovationworks.org/venturefair (password: pittsburgh)

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Jun
5
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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
17
11:45 AM11:45

Diversity and Inclusion in Wealth Management Conference

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONFERENCE

This conference will be an inaugural event for the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and will be held on June 17, 2019 from 11:45 – 6:30 PM at Hotel Monaco.

Speaker lineup will include members from the local investment community, academics in the fields of diversity & inclusion and industry leaders outside investment management who will share their successes and challenges in implementing these initiatives. (Yvonne Campos will be among the speakers!)

Audience members will include rising and experienced investment professionals who want to advance their professional development and improve performance outcomes for their businesses by implementing diversity & inclusion initiatives. We are aiming for 100 attendees for this inaugural event. Presentation topics will include building inclusive teams, diversity in the c-suite, sponsorship vs. mentoring, effective allyship, measuring results of DEI initiatives, working with diverse client groups and more.

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Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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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Sep
4
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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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Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Angels in the Evening: Session 3

Next Act Fund's Angels in the Evening educatonal series will help you explore the areas you should know more about before entering the angel investor world, plus give you a taste of what a pitch looks like. Read about each session below. Click here for more information and to register.

  • SESSION 1: Angel Investing 101 
    Jan 15 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: 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? Session led by Yvonne Campos, President of Next Act Fund...PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 2: Art of the Deal
    Apr 9 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: What does an angel investment actually look like? From learning how to identify a great opportunity to investing your money and everything in between. You will learn how to speak the language of angel investing, including: sources of funding, term sheets, screenings, due diligence, and exits. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 3: A Deep Dive into Due Diligence
    Sept 10 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: How does an angel investor look under the hood of a company? Building a balanced team of experts to analyze everything from the product & 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. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 4: What happens after the check is written?
    Nov 12 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: A look into what to expect after the investment is made. Topics will include: How angels make money from exits, follow-on rounds, how much "dry powder" do you need, when to cut your losses, and managing the angel-entrepreneur relationship. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

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Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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
13
to Oct 15

National Women's Business Conference

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
October 13-15, 2019

Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. For entrepreneurs and women in general, that place and time is right now. Women business owners are starting and growing companies at a pace faster than ever before. They are at the table in more executive boardrooms, speaking out on more important personal and business issues and becoming key contenders and players in Washington, DC and in their state and local government offices. And they are paying forward this success by reaching down to the next generation and out to women around the globe to bring them up. Join hundreds of women entrepreneurs as we come together to capitalize on this incredible moment in time, and do something about it. Our time is now!

Keynote Speaker

Lisa Ling - Talk Show Host, Journalist

Click here to register

Interested in applying to be a speaker? Click here

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Nov
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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
12
5:00 PM17:00

Angels in the Evening: Session 4

Next Act Fund's Angels in the Evening educatonal series will help you explore the areas you should know more about before entering the angel investor world, plus give you a taste of what a pitch looks like. Read about each session below. Click here for more information and to register.

  • SESSION 1: Angel Investing 101 
    Jan 15 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: 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? Session led by Yvonne Campos, President of Next Act Fund...PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 2: Art of the Deal
    Apr 9 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: What does an angel investment actually look like? From learning how to identify a great opportunity to investing your money and everything in between. You will learn how to speak the language of angel investing, including: sources of funding, term sheets, screenings, due diligence, and exits. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 3: A Deep Dive into Due Diligence
    Sept 10 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: How does an angel investor look under the hood of a company? Building a balanced team of experts to analyze everything from the product & 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. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 4: What happens after the check is written?
    Nov 12 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: A look into what to expect after the investment is made. Topics will include: How angels make money from exits, follow-on rounds, how much "dry powder" do you need, when to cut your losses, and managing the angel-entrepreneur relationship. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

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Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Angels in the Evening: Session 2

Next Act Fund's Angels in the Evening educatonal series will help you explore the areas you should know more about before entering the angel investor world, plus give you a taste of what a pitch looks like. Read about each session below. Click here for more information and to register.

  • SESSION 1: Angel Investing 101 
    Jan 15 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: 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? Session led by Yvonne Campos, President of Next Act Fund...PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 2: Art of the Deal
    Apr 9 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: What does an angel investment actually look like? From learning how to identify a great opportunity to investing your money and everything in between. You will learn how to speak the language of angel investing, including: sources of funding, term sheets, screenings, due diligence, and exits. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 3: A Deep Dive into Due Diligence
    Sept 10 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: How does an angel investor look under the hood of a company? Building a balanced team of experts to analyze everything from the product & 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. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 4: What happens after the check is written?
    Nov 12 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: A look into what to expect after the investment is made. Topics will include: How angels make money from exits, follow-on rounds, how much "dry powder" do you need, when to cut your losses, and managing the angel-entrepreneur relationship. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

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Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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
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.

Location: Omni William Penn Hotel

Register: https://3rvf.com/

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Mar
28
to Mar 30

Inclusive Innovation Summit

Inclusive Innovation Summit is returning for a fourth year in a row! It's an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to come together and showcase their vision for inclusion in Pittsburgh.

More than forty events will take place over the course of three days, with all of the daytime programs occurring at a central downtown location. There will be evening events at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Thursday night) and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (Friday night).

All of the programming will be free of charge and complimentary childcare, bus passes and refreshments will be provided. 

REGISTER

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Randall Family Big Idea Competition

50 teams have been selected for the final round of the Randall Family Big Idea Competition and on Thursday, March 21, the winners will be announced! 

When: March 21, 2019, 5 p.m.

Where: Charity Randall Theatre
4301 Forbes Ave, Pitt Main Campus

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Come celebrate with us as we give a total of $100,000 to deserving teams with Pitt potential to change the world with their ideas!  

We would also like to sincerely thank the Randall Family, our 2019 sponsors, Pitt partners, and our mentors and judges for helping make this competition possible again this year!  

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Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

ASPIRE Conference

Smart Business is bringing its daylong ASPIRE Conference to Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

ASPIRE is a coming together of top investors, dealmakers and entrepreneurs from the region for a one-day conference focused on identifying and optimizing opportunity in Greater Pittsburgh and beyond. ASPIRE has a dynamic roster of speakers and prominent event partners offering a powerful networking opportunity with the “who’s who” of the local business community.

Reserve your seat today at https://www.aspiredealmakers.com/pittsburgh/.  Use the promo code BLUETREE to receive $100 off your single ticket price.

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Mar
20
8:30 AM08:30

Breakfast Seminar: Thinking Beyond National Borders

Breakfast Seminar: Thinking Beyond National Borders – A Discussion with Canada’s Consul General, Phyllis Yaffe

March 20, 2019 
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee : Free, registration required 

Presenter: Phyllis Yaffe, Canada’s Consul General

In this era of rapid globalization, entrepreneurs need to consider how international trade agreements and commerce impact their company’s growth and strategic direction. 


Canada’s Consul General, Phyllis Yaffe, in conversation with Babs Carryer, Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh will discuss the need for business leaders to think beyond national borders when developing growth strategy, drawing on her own experience as a corporate leader and as Canada’s representative to Pennsylvania.

Ms. Phyllis Yaffe will also address the specific challenges that women entrepreneurs face and how Canada and the US are working together to ensure that the benefits of international trade extend to all. 


Location : James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University. Shadyside Campus, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15232

EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION: Anne Flynn Schlicht -  412-365-1448 womenbusinesscenter@chatham.edu

Registration: https://www.chatham.edu/wbc/events/details.cfm?eventID=25824

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Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

From Here To There... Pittsburgh Robots are Everywhere!

Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum &
Cohen & Grigsby Present: 
From Here To There...
Pittsburgh Robots are Everywhere!

The 4th Annual event will highlight Pittsburgh's longstanding legacy of serving as a critical freight and transportation and goods hub, while discussing the region's innovative robotics advancements being made in the E-commerce, supply chain and logistics industries. More than 150 leaders, students and representatives from Pittsburgh's academic, research, business and investor communities are expected to attend the event, which will also feature interactive demonstrations and a question-and-answer session with the panelists.

General Admission: $25 | Students: $10
Register Now
 
Date:  March 28, 2019
Time:  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  AlphaLab & AlphaLab Gear | 6024 Broad Street | Pittsburgh  15206
Parking: Street

Schedule:

5:30 PM: Networking, Appetizers & Robotics Showcase
6:15 PM: Introductions 
6:25 PM: Special Guest - Howie Choset: Kavčić-Moura CS Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon
6:30 PM: Panel Discussion
7:30 PM: Q & A
7:45 PM: Networking


Moderator:
David Kalson
: Director & Chair, Emerging Business + Technology Group, Cohen & Grigsby

Panelists:

  • John Bares: President & CEO, Carnegie Robotics

  • Jackie Erickson: Founding Member, Pittsburgh Robotics Network

  • Alonzo Kelly: Co-Founder, Locomation

  • Joel Reed: CEO, IAM Robotics

  • Sarjoun Skaff: Co-Founder & CTO, Bossa Nova Robotics

Showcase Companies:

  • Agility Robotics

  • Bloomfield Robotics

  • CleanRobotics

  • Gecko Robotics

  • Kaarta 

  • Nabla Ascent

  • Panacea.Ag

  • Petoi 


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Feb
21
8:00 AM08:00

Cafe Innovation

Although equity financing is the main source of funding for early-stage technology companies, debt financing can play a vital role in growing your business. Join us for a conversation with a panel of lenders who will describe their respective firms, their product offerings, and discuss why debt financing is generally less dilutive than equity capital.

REGISTER NOW

  • Coffee/tea and light breakfast will be provided.

  • Flexable Child Care is available. Reserve your spot via the registration link above.

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS

    Panelists include:
    Tom Gordon, Silicon Valley Bank
    Matt Klinger, Bridge Bank
    Wendy Jarchow, River SaaS Capital
    Melissa Withers, RevUp Capital
    Chris Julich, Escalate Capital Partners

    Moderated by: Dave Lishego, Senior Investment Associate, Innovation Works



    Thursday, February 21
    8:00 AM Coffee
    8:30 AM Panel Begins

    Location: Innovation Works
    Nova Tower 2
    Two Allegheny Center | Ste. 100
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

Hot in Pgh: Three 2018 Venture Deals and the Stories Behind Them

Kick off the new year with a PVCA reception and a trio of local tech CEOs who will share the stories behind their 2018 venture deals.

Learn how they positioned their deals, negotiated key terms, closed their rounds and what's next for them and their ventures. We hope you join us for this insightful panel.

Moderator 
Eric Kline - Partner of Pepper Hamilton LLP 

Panelists 
Tom Doyle - Founder & CEO of Aspinity
Andy Hannah - CEO of Othot, Inc.
Jessica Gibson - CEO of Ariel Precision Medicine  

Members$60
Non-Members$110 

RSVP by February 8th 
Walk-ins will be charged an additional $20 on top of the Member/Non-Member rate. 

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Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

Special NAF Member Meeting - Company Pitch & Vote

Due to a full schedule of pitches at our Feb. 6th meeting, we are holding this special meeting to consider a fourth company: Cytoagents.

This company, led by NAF Member Teresa Whalen, pitched to BlueTree last week. BlueTree has voted to move forward into due diligence. Because several NAF members attended this pitch, this company can be fast-tracked in our process, skipping the initial screening meeting and going straight to a member meeting vote.

Teresa will present for 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions. Those on the call will then deliberate for another 10 minutes, and an electronic vote will be emailed and tallied. Only those on the call will be able to vote, so we encourage everyone to join by video conference or call in by phone if you can. The meeting should only last approximately 35 minutes. 

To Join this Zoom Video Conference Meeting:

  • Follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/407849592

  • Use your computer's audio/mic, or dial in by Phone: +1 646 558 8656

  • Meeting ID: 407 849 592


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Feb
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Nova Place Conference Center (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 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
4
5:30 PM17:30

Pgh Connecting Women

NOLA ON THE SQUARE
24 Market Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

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Please join us for our monthly networking mixer.  The goal is to bring together a diverse network of professional women looking to foster stronger and more meaningful relationships with other professional women, as we seek to expand our reach and connections in the Pittsburgh region.  What is progressive networking? Each attendee will be encouraged to invite one or two women from their own networks to join the group for the next mixer. We want this network to grow organically from within, as each member brings their own unique perspective to the group.

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Jan
25
to Jan 27

She Innovates 2019: University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

REGISTER

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.

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Jan
18
to Jan 19

Big Idea Blitz: University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

FROM IDEA TO PITCH IN 24 HOURS!

REGISTER

When: January 18 & 19, 2019
Friday (5 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.) & Saturday (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Where: Information Sciences Building

135 North Bellefield Ave, 3rd Floor (on Bellefield between Fifth Ave and Bayard)

Come attend an idea generating competition where you will be able to pitch your idea, form a team, work with entrepreneurs-in-residence, and win cash prizes.

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Jan
15
5:00 PM17:00

Angels in the Evening: Session 1

Next Act Fund's Angels in the Evening four-part series will begin on January 15, 2019. We'll help you explore the areas you should know more about before entering the angel investor world, plus give you a taste of what a pitch looks like. Read about each session below. Click here for more information and to register.

  • SESSION 1: Angel Investing 101 
    Jan 15 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: 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? Session led by Yvonne Campos, President of Next Act Fund...PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 2: Art of the Deal
    Apr 9 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: What does an angel investment actually look like? From learning how to identify a great opportunity to investing your money and everything in between. You will learn how to speak the language of angel investing, including: sources of funding, term sheets, screenings, due diligence, and exits. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 3: A Deep Dive into Due Diligence
    Sept 10 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: How does an angel investor look under the hood of a company? Building a balanced team of experts to analyze everything from the product & 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. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

  • SESSION 4: What happens after the check is written?
    Nov 12 | 5 - 7pm | AlphaLab Gear: A look into what to expect after the investment is made. Topics will include: How angels make money from exits, follow-on rounds, how much "dry powder" do you need, when to cut your losses, and managing the angel-entrepreneur relationship. PLUS, example pitches from women entrepreneurs.

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Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

NAF Member Meeting

This Member Meeting will be held at Catalyst Connection (2000 Technology Drive, Floor 2, 15219), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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
29
6:00 PM18:00

TEDx Pittsburgh Women: Showing Up

TEDxPittsburghWomen is back as an independently organized TEDx event celebrating women pushing boundaries and creating change with the power of their ideas. 
Join us on Thursday, November 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ace Hotel for an evening of game changing ideas including live speakers and followed by a networking reception and a livestream of TEDWomen 2018: Showing Up. 

TEDxPittsburghWomen 2018
Thursday, November 29
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

REGISTER NOW

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