Sep
4
4:00 PM16:00

NAF Annual (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.

  • 4-5 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited

  • 5-6 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited

  • 6-7 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

Please park at GATE 4 OF NOVA PLACE 

For easiest access, enter parking garage GATE 4/VISITOR ENTRANCE on South Commons. Stay in the leftmost lanes when you enter and take the nearest elevator (look for the elevator that says CENTRAL 2) up to the Plaza Level of the concourse. Proceed through glass doors onto outdoor plaza. The conference center is on the left (next to Federal Galley).

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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
4:00 PM16:00

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.

  • 4-5 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited

  • 5-6 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited

  • 6-7 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

Please park at GATE 4 OF NOVA PLACE 

For easiest access, enter parking garage GATE 4/VISITOR ENTRANCE on South Commons. Stay in the leftmost lanes when you enter and take the nearest elevator (look for the elevator that says CENTRAL 2) up to the Plaza Level of the concourse. Proceed through glass doors onto outdoor plaza. The conference center is on the left (next to Federal Galley).

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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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Oct
15
to Oct 16

ACA Leadership Workshop in Cincinnati

Mark your calendars for the 2019 ACA Leadership Workshop October 15-16 in Cincinnati, OH!  Connect with angel groups, platform leaders and active angels, and take advantage of educational opportunities and top content.  Learn more about ACA’s strategic plans for education, data and syndication – and share your feedback!  All attendees also receive a $100 discount for the 2020 ACA Summit, along with a library of practical and useful materials on a flash drive.  

https://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/industry-events-detail/289-id.209717604.html

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Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

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.

  • 4-5 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited

  • 5-6 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited

  • 6-7 pm: Members-Only Meeting

Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

Please park at GATE 4 OF NOVA PLACE 

For easiest access, enter parking garage GATE 4/VISITOR ENTRANCE on South Commons. Stay in the leftmost lanes when you enter and take the nearest elevator (look for the elevator that says CENTRAL 2) up to the Plaza Level of the concourse. Proceed through glass doors onto outdoor plaza. The conference center is on the left (next to Federal Galley).

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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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Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Astarte Medical's New Office Opening Event in Philly

We're excited to announce we're growing fast and need to expand our space.  We'll be moving to take over the entire first floor of our building this summer and ask that you plan to join us to celebrate our dedication.  The address is (the same) 10 N. Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067.  We're located in the Grist Mill, behind the Continental Tavern in downtown Yardley.  This is a family-friendly event and beer, wine, soda and appetizers will be provided.

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Module and Honeycomb Credit's "Live PGH, Invest PGH" Happy Hour

Module and Honeycomb Credit would like to invite you to our Live PGH, Invest PGH Happy Hour on Friday, July 19th at 6pm at Latham House in Friendship.

Meet fellow locally-minded changemakers, enjoy artisanal hors 'doeuvres & drinks from Honeycomb businesses -- all locally-owned small businesses who are growing with the community at their side.

The happy hour will be held at Module's first house in Friendship so space is very limited. Please RSVP by July 16th at 5pm!

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

BlueTree Investor Call with Augment Therapy

Please join us on Wednesday, July 17th, at NOON for a call with Lindsay Watson and Steve Blake of Augment Therapy Investor Call
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/948750021

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 948-750-021Augment Therapy.

 

Augment Therapy has developed a unique approach to pediatric physical therapy by combining telerehab and AR/MR experiences to improve the delivery of physical therapy for pediatric patients.  Lindsay is a physical therapist who has specialized in pediatric physical therapy for since 2004.  Steve is a software developer and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in big data, mobile and cloud.

 

The term sheet and presentation are attached to provide further details of the current round of financing.  The current raise is a convertible note, with 6% interest, 20% discount and a valuation cap of $3.5M.

 

Enova Fund IV has the opportunity to invest in this round and a vote to approve or disapprove an investment will be sent out after the call on Wednesday.

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Jul
10
4:00 PM16:00

BlueTree Annual Meeting | "Meet the CEOs"

Annual “Meet the CEOs” Meeting

WHEN:          Wednesday, July 10, 2019

TIME:             4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:        BNY Mellon Innovation Center

                        500 Grant Street, 12th Floor

                        Pittsburgh, PA  15258

 

Please join us for our annual meeting and the opportunity to speak one-on-one with your portfolio company CEOs.  There will be drinks and appetizers and great opportunities to actually see how some of the technology companies perform.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  We are grateful and thrilled that the BNY Mellon is hosting us again for our annual meeting.  We welcome again our Keynote Speaker Jeff Mortimer, Chief Investment Strategist for BNY Mellon.   It will be interesting to see Jeff’s model again and compare it to last year’s presentation.  You may have seen Jeff on CNBC or Bloomberg TV or other news stations as a key advisor. 

Jeff Mortimer

Director of Investment Strategy
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

 

Jeff Mortimer is the director of investment strategy for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. In this role, he leads a team that sets capital market expectations and is responsible for making asset allocation recommendations. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

He is a national speaker on issues of investment strategy, the financial markets and the economy. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Barron's, Fortune, Bloomberg and CNBC.

We are looking forward to this year’s meeting with great enthusiasm and hope to see you there!  Please let us know if you have any questions.   Please RSVP your attendance to mcquistonrf@bluetreecapital.com no later than Friday, July 5, 2019

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Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

This Member Meeting will be held at Pittsburgh Tech Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212). Members must RSVP via Gust in advance.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session
    Nicole L. Phatak, Esq., of Cohen & Grigsby will present “5 Reasons Why Estate Planning is Essential for Women.” This educational presentation will focus on why estate planning is a women’s issue. We will cover asset protection for future generations, strategies to reduce death taxes, and succession planning for women owned businesses. Guests and non-members are invited to join us.*

  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch [Guests and non-members are invited to join us.*]

  • 5-6 pm: Members-only Meeting

*Guests/Non-Members must RSVP via this link.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

AI For Good: Local And Global Partnerships For Advancing Responsible AI

REGISTER NOW

TiE Members: FREE | General Admission: $25 | Students: $10
Become a TiE Pittsburgh Member Today! 25% Off  - Use Code: SpringBreak

With its long history artificial intelligence (AI) research and testing, Pittsburgh is among a handful of cities around the world that are best poised to proactively tackle the challenges of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and ensure that emerging technologies are developed for society's benefit and sustainability. As a testament to that opportunity, Pittsburgh has engaged in a growing range of local to global partnerships, ranging from the Pittsburgh Innovation District to the UN's AI for Good initiative. This event will feature the experiences, insights, and recommendations of cross-sector experts who spoke at the UN's third annual AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on May 28-31.

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: BOSCH | 2555 Smallman Street | Suite 301 | Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

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

Moderator:
Kenny Chen:
  Innovation Director, Ascender; Founder & City AI Ambassador, Pittsburgh AI

Panelists: 

  • Courtney Ehrlichman: CEO, Ehrlichman Group

  • Cassie Guerin:  University Partnerships Director, Pittsburgh Innovation District

  • Christopher Martin: Director of Research & Development, Bosch

  • Ani Martinez: Field Director, Remake Learning Network                                   

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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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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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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

PA Innovation Summit

PENNSYLVANIA INNOVATION SUMMIT

SHERATON HARRISBURG-HERSHEY

4650 LINDLE ROAD | HARRISBURG, PA 17111

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019 | 10 AM TO 5:30 PM 
( Registration begins at 9:30 am )

Member Price: $195 | Non-Member Price: $195

The 2019 Pennsylvania Innovation Summit—with abundant and sustainable energy, an educated workforce, and an ideal location for safe movement of people and goods on the roads, air and waterways, Pennsylvania is a state with exciting new innovations across a variety of industries.

In today’s world, innovation, flexibility and creativity are in high demand.   Having employees feel energized to think of innovative ways to solve problems, help customers, save money, invent the next new product or process, is a huge advantage for companies, and can make the difference between whether a company succeeds or not.  All revolutionary innovations begin with that first great idea that solves a business problem, fills a customer need, or even leads to a complete repositioning of a company’s mission.

Employees must feel empowered to innovate “on the fly” and have the confidence that the company supports them.  But freeing up employees to give them the time to think of new ways to improve processes, products, and grow the company can be difficult.  While technology has moved the pace of business to an electrifying speed, employees are juggling so many projects that innovation can take a back seat in many workplaces.  True innovation can lead to new opportunities, new markets, business growth and profitability—so why do some companies struggle to innovate, invent and create? 

You’ll learn firsthand from great companies who are doing great things:

  • Jump start the innovative and creative process for your own company, and your employees.

  • How these top-notch companies are innovating successfully, what and how they plan for future growth with the innovations they have invented, how they allocate the employees and resources to keep up with their creative process, and best practices they follow to ensure that the innovative spirit is never lost.

  • Breakout Sessions help create learning tracks offering specifics that may be of interest to those from a variety of industries, and ensure that you will not have to choose between key topics offered at the same time.  Depending on the industry, environmental directors, HR directors and CEOs will be able to attend the areas that they would find most helpful.

The Pennsylvania Chamber Educational Foundation presents this new event not only to showcase Pennsylvania’s profile as a leader in innovation, but to educate on the latest innovation techniques and practices that presidents, CEOs, top officers, business leaders, environmental and human resources directors in Pennsylvania and surrounding states can take back and begin to use for their companies and communities.

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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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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
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
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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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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