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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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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Feb
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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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Mar
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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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Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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
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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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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
5
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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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Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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 Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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 Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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
6
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Educational Session & Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Pittsburgh Technology Council at NOVA Place (100 S Commons #172, Pittsburgh, PA 15212), unless otherwise noted. Members must RSVP via Gust.

  • 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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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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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Ben Franklin Venture Idol (& PAN Luncheon)


November 8th Event Also Features a High-Stakes Deal Making Simulation

Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol® that illustrates a significant way in which entrepreneurs obtain seed capital for their early-stage firms. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Thursday evening, November 8.

After earning their way through a round of judging in the afternoon prior to the evening event, three start-up technology entrepreneurs seeking funding will be selected to present at Venture Idol. Following short critiques from a panel of investors, the audience members will “fund” the companies. With $100 of “Ben Bucks,” each guest will distribute his or her “investment dollars” in whole or part among the three finalists. Ben Franklin will award $15,000 in real dollars to the companies based on the audience vote.

At this year’s Venture Idol, the keynote presentation will be a negotiation simulation. A common impression among viewers of Shark Tank is that if an agreement is reached during the program’s negotiations, it will be executed on those terms. Actually, only 27% of the “deals” on-air happen at the agreed-upon terms. Investment banker and Lehigh University professor, Dale Falcinelli, will facilitate a “deal negotiation” between investor, Doug Petillo, General Partner, Leading Edge Venturesand founder, Michael Stocker, CEO, Only Sky Inc.

  • PA Angel Network In-Person Meeting & Lunch, 11:45am - 1:45pm

PAN will be having an in-person meeting before the BFTP NE Venture Idol
Event <
https://nep.benfranklin.org/ben-franklin-venture-idol-november-8/>
on Thursday November 8th, 11:45 am to 1:45 pm.  Lunch will be provided and
sponsored by J.P. Morgan
<
https://am.jpmorgan.com/private-bank/public/gl/en/home> .  Meeting will be
held at the Ben Franklin TechVentures facility located at 116 Research
Drive, Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus, Bethlehem, PA 18015.   This
will be a great opportunity to network, discuss deal flow, best practices,
trends, resources, etc.  If you have a topic that you would like have on the
agenda please let me know.   
Please RSVP to STEVIE by Tuesday October 30th if you or someone from your group will be able to attend the PAN portion of the events.

  • Ben Franklin Venture Idol: Thursday evening, November 8, 2018

Networking – 5:30 pm

Program – 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Ben Franklin TechVentures, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem

Directions: http://nep.benfranklin.org/about/contact/directions-ben-franklin-techventures-and-headquarters/

  • Investor Panelists: 

Dr. Clark DeHaven, SoundBoard Angel Fund
Mark Kramer, Private Investors Forum
Liz Sigety, Delaware Crossing Investor Group
Brett Topche, Red and Blue Ventures

Company contestants were selected competitively. The 2018 Ben Franklin Venture Idol competitors are listed at http://sites.ennect.com/e5895/p26043.aspx

  • Ben Franklin Venture Idol registration is available to the public at http://sites.ennect.com/e5895 — $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the event.

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Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Catalyst Connection (2000 Technology Drive, Floor 2, 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
6
to Nov 8

ACA Leadership Workshop

ACA Members – Join Us In Irvine, CA for the 2018 Leadership Workshop 
November 6-8, 2018
 
 

Join ACA in Irvine, CA for a truly unique event for experienced ACA members and leaders of angel organizations.  The Leadership Workshop provides a deeper dive into advanced topics for angel investors and networking opportunities for members to build connections with angels from across North America.

Share your voice!  The 2018 Leadership Workshop will have a special focus on the inside look into ACA’s strategies where we seek your feedback to help shape the future of ACA. 

It will also include a new optional pre-program seminar on term sheets, concentrated tracks for seasoned angels and leaders of angel groups and platforms and networking events, including a special election night reception to celebrate ACA’s public policy wins.  Attend the reception to help ACA’s work in Washington, DC.  Each attendee will take home a library of in-demand materials and toolkits.

Key agenda items include:

  • Optional Pre-Programs – special discount available for angels attending the pre and main programs.  These programs are aimed at new angels, but this is your chance to vet these seminars to bring to your community.

  • Networking reception on election night – Celebrating ACA’s Public Policy Wins - with special guest: Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA)

  • Track for Seasoned Angels

    • Angel Portfolio Strategy from Construction to Advanced Concepts

    • The Best Ways to Make Follow-On Decisions

    • From Marriages to Irreconcilable Differences – How to Deal with Inter-Founder Relationships

    • Should Angels be Able to Force Exits? A New Look in 2018

  • Track for Leaders of Angel Groups & Platforms

    • How to Tighten and Speed Up Your Group’s Deal Decisions – and Improve Your Reputation and Deal Flow

    • Importance of Collecting Data – and How to Get Companies to Treat You Like a Major Investor

    • Knowing When to Exit – How Perfect Can Become the Enemy of Good Enough

    • Modernize and Invigorate Your Member Recruitment in the New Angel Landscape

  • Sessions for All

    • Top Easily Avoidable Due Diligence Mistakes that Killed Companies (including Theranos)

    • ACA’s Strategic Initiatives – Add Your Voice

    • Before You Write that Term Sheet – Minimum Standard Terms and Strategies for Successful Syndication

  • Plenary and Keynote Speakers – Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

All paying Leadership Workshop attendees will receive a $100 discount to attend the 2019 Summit in Chicago on April 24-26, 2016.  Hotel and lodging information coming soon! 

Register Now

Event and Registration Details:

Venue:  The COVE at the University of California, Irvine
Hotel:    Coming soon
$350   Leadership Workshop (Nov 7-8)
$125   Fundamentals of Angel Investing Seminar (Nov 6)
$125   Term Sheet Basics Seminar (Nov 6)
$425   Combo of Leadership Workshop and one seminar ($50 savings)
$  50   Reception Celebrating ACA's Public Policy Work (Nov 6)

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Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Pgh Women Connecting Women- Networking Event

Join Us for Progressive Networking! 

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.

REGISTER NOW

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Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

Pgh Tech Council 2018 Tech 50 Awards

REGISTER HERE

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

Now in its 22nd year, this is your annual opportunity to connect with the Pittsburgh region’s hottest companies.

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

2018 Tech 50 Event Agenda (subject to change):

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Showcase of Innovation & Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner, followed by Awards Presentation

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Showcase of Innovation & Cocktail Reception 

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

She Creates

The University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute, School of Computer Science, Pitt Career and Development Center, CMU Project Olympus, Chatham, and Innovation Works are proud to present a panel of women CEO’s from Pittsburgh’s leading startups.

They will discuss the challenges around women as tech leaders and as founders in startups including the gender investment gap and the lack of women in founder-roles.  Learn and get inspired by these ambitious female founders and learn why you should be a part of the revolution!

REGISTER

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Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

The Secret of Success for Startups: Best Use of Investment Capital

There are many paths for an entrepreneur to pursue their dream of starting and growing their own business. One of these paths is utilizing outside capital. While the entrepreneur will view an infusion of cash as validation, understanding the expectations of investors and the best use of their capital will lead to a successful long-term business and relationship with investors.

Our expert panel will discuss past successes and mistakes that they have witnessed once entrepreneurs have received funding from an investor.

Moderator Joe Slezak - CliftonLarsonAllen 

Panelists Yvonne Campos - Next Act Fund
Frank Demmler - Carnegie Mellon University
Joe Marks - Carnegie Mellon University  

Members$60
Non-Members$110 

RSVP by October 15th 

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Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

University of Pittsburgh 2018 Innovation Showcase

The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute is proud to invite you to view a variety of the University of Pittsburgh's latest innovations in healthcare, assistive technologies, Internet of Things, information technology, human performance and more at the annual Innovation Showcase.

Several of the featured innovation teams are competing in the Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition and the Kuzneski Innovation Cup. The winner of those competitions will be announced just prior to the showcase.  See full schedule of events.

At this first look, you will have the unique opportunity to network with these inventors and founders, as well as with local entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders.

2018 Innovation Showcase, October 17, 5-7 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Oakland, PA

REGISTER

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Oct
17
7:15 AM07:15

MID-ATLANTIC ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO

THE PREMIER GATHERING OF THE ANGEL CAPITAL COMMUNITYSM
Accredited Angel Investors, Venture Capital Principals, Private & Family Wealth Professionals, and other members of the private equity community are cordially invited to join us at our 6th Angel Capital Expo on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  The Expo is Keiretsu Forum’s signature event bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding.  

Click here to register.   

EXPO: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 7:15am to 6:30pm
The Union League, Lincoln Ballroom, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

Innovation Works: Demo Day + Investor Day

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Demo Day

  • Tuesday, October 16th 5:00 PMInnovation Works' top-ranked accelerators, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear have been the starting point for some of Pittsburgh's fastest growing startups. Join the Pittsburgh community to hear the exciting pitches first-hand and meet these new, high impact companies!

    Doors open @ 5:00 pm, presentations begin at 6:00 pm.

    Location: Stage AE - 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Investor Day

  • Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 AM: We're calling the day after Demo Day: Investor Day. We're scheduling meetings for the visiting investors to connect with the accelerator and IW seed-funded companies they've identified as a potential fit. This is a private event for investors and IW invested companies only.

    Location: AlphaLab - 6024 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Head over to innovationworks.org/pghdemoday to review the full list of companies. Reach out to dlishego@innovationworks.org to set up one-on-one meetings with companies.


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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Power of Immunotherapy- Women in Bio

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018/ 6:00-8:30 p.m.

University Club, 23 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (Oakland Campus)

Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally (P.O.W.E.R) is an annual celebration of the contribution

local women are making to life sciences and healthcare. The fifth edition, P.O.W.E.R. 2018, will showcase an

emerging trend in healthcare – Immunotherapy. Immunotherapies aim to harness the power of our immune

system to treat and cure disease via cellular therapies, vaccines, antibodies and much more. Our speakers will

share how immunotherapies are shaping the fields of cancer, transplantation and others.

REGISTER: https://www.womeninbio.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137370&group

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Founder Institute Demo Day

The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective program to start a company. Join us for the Graduation of the latest Pittsburgh cohort, where you can see presentations from the newest Graduates that are building great startups on October 9th at 6:30pm at Truefit, 501 Grant Street, 11th floor. Mark DeSantis is our keynote speaker delivering tips and tricks on how to building a company in Pittsburgh, and ask Graduates about their experience in the Founder Institute program. Angels, venture capitalists, media, mentors and the general public are invited to meet the most recent Graduates of the Founder Institute and learn about the diverse businesses that they are building. I hope you will join us, you can register here https://fi.co/e/170861.

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Impact of AI in Pgh and Beyond

REGISTER ONLINE

Join us as a panel of local experts explore the promise of artificial intelligence and how it is shaping business, education and economics in Pittsburgh and beyond, in a way that is relevant to high school and college students and their parents. The event will be hosted in the new McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation and attendance is free to the Shady Side Academy and Pittsburgh communities.

Space is limited; please RSVP by Oct. 3 using the form below.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 • 6-8 p.m.
McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation
Shady Side Academy Senior School 
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Schedule

6 p.m. - Registration and light refreshments
6:30 p.m. - Panel and Q&A

Panelists

Dr. Tuomas Sandholm
Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University 
Shady Side Academy Parent
Learn more about Tuomas Sandholm

Dr. Shiv Rao ’97
Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
Learn more about Shiv Rao

Eben Adams ’89 
Vice President, Growth and Partnerships at LegalSifter
Shady Side Academy Parent
Learn more about Eben Adams

Dr. Katerina Fragkiadaki
Assistant Professor of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
Learn more about Katerina Fragkidaki

Moderator

Ann Gibbons Scherlis
Author and Science Magazine Correspondent
Shady Side Academy Trustee and Past Parent

REGISTER ONLINE

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Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Toyota AI Ventures panel + party

Toyota AI Ventures panel + party
@ AlphaLab Gear

Calling all robotics entrepreneurs! Join Innovation Works and Toyota AI Ventures for this free evening event to hear from leading industry experts and investors working to spur innovation in robotics -- in Pittsburgh and beyond. Bring your questions and ideas for a candid conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing robotics entrepreneurs on the path to commercialization. There will also be time for networking after the panel.

The discussion will be moderated by AlphaLab Gear managing director Ilana Diamond, and panelists include:

  • Jim Adler - Founding Managing Director of Toyota AI Ventures, a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage startups in artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, robotics, data, and cloud that recently launched a call for innovation to fund robotics startups working on mobile manipulation technologies.
     

  • Dr. Eric Krotkov - Chief Science Officer of Toyota Research Institute, where he oversees a world-class robotics team that is committed to improving the quality of human life by developing technologies for service robots that can assist with in-home care.
     

  • Dawn Rucker - Principal at The Rucker Group with over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and chief executive. She is one of the first women graduates of West Point. Dawn spent her early career in the aerospace and defense industry where she built a world-class engineering and manufacturing business specializing in multispectral imaging and real-time control systems. 
     

  • Jimmy Williams - Executive Director, Engineering and Technology Innovation Management Program. Dr. Williams comes to his current position with significant and practical experience in the industry, employing both business and technical acumen as a proven business development strategist, operational leader, and technology and innovation manager.

RSVP FOR THE TOYOTA AI VENTURES PANEL + PARTY HERE

Event Details:

Timing: Tuesday, October 9th
Location: AlphaLab Gear, 6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Agenda: 

  • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration

  • 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Panel

  • 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Networking

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Oct
9
11:30 AM11:30

Afternoon: Investment Banker panel

REGISTER

A panel of the country’s top technology investment bankers will be on a panel to discuss the current IPO and M&A markets, valuation trends, raising capital for early-stage companies, services each respective firm can offer early-stage companies, followed by one-on-one meetings to discuss your respective needs. It is interesting to note, that each of these investment banking firms have worked with early-stage technology companies in the Pittsburgh region, in industries ranging from robotics to medical device companies.

Panelists:
Jerry Darko, Senior Vice President at Raymond James, San Francisco, CA
Scot Sedlacek, Managing Director at Mooreland Partners, New York, NY
Samrat Karnik, Managing Director at Capstone Headwaters, Greenwich, CT
Paul Mulé, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York, NY


Moderator:
Donna Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Salsa Labs, Inc. Donna oversaw rapid growth as President of DonorPro, expanding their suite of nonprofit fundraising solutions, bolstering their customer acquisition, and successfully guiding the 2015 merger with Salsa Labs, Inc.


Agenda:

  • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Registration, box lunches and networking

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Panel discussion

  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm One on one meetings (20 minutes each); sign up required. Signup for office hours here.


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Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

NAF Member Meeting

Member Meetings are held at Catalyst Connection (2000 Technology Drive, Floor 2, 15219), unless otherwise noted.

  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session, Guests/Non-Members Invited
    An overview of impact investing shared by Jill Newbold, Director of Business and New Markets with Investors' Circle - Social Venture Network.  Jill will share the short history of impact investing as well as a primer on their model as their organization is currently exploring a new community in Pittsburgh.  What does it mean to you to be an impact investor?  Can you make any money with impact investing?  Jill will be joined by Kelsey Halling, Director of Licensing and Partnership at Thread International (and NAF Education Committee member) as a local example of a #fundedbyIC company. Kelsey will speak about working with impact investors and how (or if) it differs from working with other angel groups.

  • 4-5 pm: Company Pitch, Guests/Non-Members Invited
    - Metametrix
    - Alchemie

  • 5-6 pm: Members-Only Meeting


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


Cant join in-person? Attend via Zoom:

  • Join by phone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656

  • Meeting ID: 785 137 975

  • OR visit this link to join by video conference.

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Oct
4
7:30 AM07:30

Big Data Summit

Big Data is a day-long summit focused on big data trends and best practices. This event will allow attendees to explore innovative strategies and technologies for data practitioners  or for data application surrounding real-time data processing, data collection, application of collected data, data protection and privacy, industry regulations and compliance, and data storage.

The event will feature Tech Talks. Each of these 18-minute presentation will speak on specific big data trends and/or specific ways in which big data is being leveraged within organizations. 

Big Datawill focus on the healthcare,manufacturing and IT security industries and as such, all Tech Talks will also focus on a particular facet of big data in those industries. 

REGISTER HERE

WHEN:Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Full Agenda, including Tech Talk Rooms ListedHERE


Keynote Speakers Include:

Thomas K. Hargrove, Founder and Chairman,Murder Accountability Project

Sundeep Tangirala, Director Consulting Expert - BI and Analytics, CGI

Matthew Buynak, Business Analytics Group Manager Sr- CIB, PNC Financial Services

Chris Farrar, Engineering Manager, Site Regulatory Engineering, Google

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Oct
2
to Oct 3

ACA Women Investors Forum

New York City: October 2-3, 2018

The 2018 ACA Women Investors Forum is in New York City! Join with new and experienced angel investors focused on changing the early stage marketplace to maximize the diversity of investors and entrepreneurs ready for active investment and company growth. Starting the evening of October 2 with a reception and keynote and continuing through 5:00pm on October 3, leading angels, funded entrepreneurs, and industry experts will encourage and challenge attendees in interactive sessions.  You do not want to miss this exclusive event.  Join us! 

REGISTER NOW ATTENDEE FLYER

*A hotel block at Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is available only through Wednesday, September 12. Book today. 

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Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Pgh Women Connecting Women Networking Event

Networking Invitation 


Monday, October 1st
(5:30 pm - 7:30 pm) 


Co-Hosts: Terri Deasy & Brittany Holzer

JOIN US AT

Pizzaiolo Prima 

8 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 

Register Now

Join Us for Progressive Networking! 

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.

“The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.”  Adrienne Rich

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Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

PACT Capital Conference 2018

ABOUT PACT CAPITAL CONFERENCE

The PACT Capital Conference (formally known as the IMPACT Capital Conference) has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. As the oldest, most established venture conference in the Northeast, this event draws more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.

On September 26, the PACT Capital Conference will celebrate 25 years of building connections in a new and different way. Through a condensed one-dayformat, this year’s conference will open doors for all stages of rising success by laying the framework for companies seeking capital and customers.

We welcome our 2018 Host, RSM US LLP.

PACT Capital Conference 2018 and Gala Reception will BOTH take place
September 26
Xfinity Live! Philadelphia
1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Room Block Closes September 14. For your convenience, we have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate at the newly constructed Cambria Hotel. Book your room today!

Your Official Invitation

Dress Code: Business Casual

Registration is now OPEN!

TICKETS


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Sep
26
7:30 AM07:30

ANATOMY OF THE DEAL: Angels in the A.M. Educational Series

SESSION 3: Anatomy of the Deal
September 26, 2018 | 7:30 - 10 am | $30

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. 
 

Next Act Fund is committed to fueling the ambitions, innovations and life-changing ideas of many brilliant women by allowing women to invest in women. Next Act Fund hopes by educating more women about angel investing, we can start to close the enormous gender-based gap that currently exists in the entreprenuerial world.

A light breakfast and coffee will be served at each event.

PRICE: 
$30/Session

TIME: 7:30 - 10am

7:30 - 8: Arrival/Breakfast
8 - 9: Program
9 - 9:30: Example Pitches from Women Entrepreneurs

9:30 - 10: Discussion/Networking

LOCATION:
Alloy 26
100 S. Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

RIDE SHARE/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
There is an entrance to the concourse at the corner of South Commons and Federal Street, across from the Post Office. Go up the steps, into the glass doors, and look for Alloy 26 on your right.

PARKING: USE GATE 4 OF NOVA PLACE
For easiest access, enter parking garage GATE 4 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. Look for Alloy 26 on your right.

 

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

BlueTree Virtual Investor Meeting

Dear BlueTree Investor:

 Please join us on Monday, September 24th at 12:00 p. m. for a virtual investor meeting with the Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter, Inc.  Kevin will provide an update on the company and will discuss LegalSifter’s current round of financing.   During the call, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of Kevin and participate in a private investor discussion.

 We hope you can join us!

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VIRTUAL INVESTOR MEETING

            DATE:             Monday, September 24, 2018

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

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TO JOIN:

BlueTree Virtual Meeting--LegalSifter, Inc.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/608006261 

 You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

 Access Code: 608-006-261

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check:

https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check 

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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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