Monday, April 24

3:00pm EDT

HealthTech Startups Showcase and Connect

Calling all corporate innovators, industry experts, and prospective startup talent interested in the Pittsburgh life sciences and health tech ecosystem! Join LifeX, Innovation Works, Women in Bio, and Nucleate Pittsburgh for a showcase highlighting innovative startups in the healthcare space, then learn about opportunities to get involved as a collaborator, partner, advisor, or team member of the region’s exciting HealthTech startups.

3:00-3:45 Registration and Networking

3:45-4:45 Showcase: Hear from LifeXInnovation Works, Women in Bio, and Nucleate Pittsburgh about programs and initiatives supporting HealthTech and life science entrepreneurship, then learn about some of the featured companies from their portfolios. 

4:45-6:00 Networking and Connect: Team members from LifeXInnovation WorksNucleate Pittsburgh, and Women in Bio will be available to meet and discuss opportunities to get involved with Pittsburgh's HealthTech startup ecosystem.

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Kelly Collier

Director of Ecosytem Development, LifexGlobal.com

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Alphalab Health

Started in 2020 by Innovation Works and Allegheny Health Network, AlphaLab Health provides selected participants with up to $100,000 in funding, expert guidance navigating the health care system and developing a robust commercial strategy, mentorship with industry leaders, wet and... Read More →
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LifeX drives the development of life sciences companies, from inception to market, through deep industry expertise and capital infusion.
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Nucleate Pittsburgh

Nucleate Pittsburgh is a volunteer student-run non-profit that works with life sciences student-researchers to spin-out their research and start companies. Nucleate Pittsburgh hosts regular biotech-focused events. Nucleate Pittsburgh is a chapter of the national organization Nucleate, which is represented in over... Read More →

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Monday April 24, 2023 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Assembly

6:00pm EDT

Code & Supply Build Night

Let's get together and build some awesome stuff with code. We'll hold an impromptu co-working space where you can work on a project, pair, learn, and mingle. You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal, etc. You don’t have to have an idea to hack on! You’re more than welcome to come just to pair with someone.

Build Night is built for all skill levels. Come with what you know. If you have something you're interested in learning, Build Night is a good place to do so because there will be experts in the room to help with just about anything.

6:00 - Doors Open
We don't expect everyone to be on time. Walk-in, grab a drink, and meet someone at your table.
6:30 - Project Introductions
Tell the room who you are and what you're working on
6:40 - Build Session
Check out the projects that interested you from the introductions, welcome someone to pair with you, or continue chatting with the people around you.
8:45 - Closing Circle
We'll talk about what we did, even if it's nothing!
Project Inspirations
  • Work on some open-source projects that you use that could use some help exercising their new-developer onboarding.
  • Pick an issue tagged help-wanted in the repo for an open-source project you use daily.
  • Create a dotfiles repo to contain your software toolbox
  • Find a generative art project, learn how it works, and create your own art by making small changes to it.
  • Talk about open source projects you're working on with others.
  • Ask C&S about what open source projects we have that could use some brains.
  • Work on building a presentation for a C&S Meetup
  • Learn more about C&S Compensation Survey and how you can help make it a success
Things not to do:
  • Ask for homework help and expect in-depth help. Some participants may be willing to help a little with programming homework but please expect to work on your homework by yourself maybe with some nudges.
  • Ask participants to sign up for a free trial for your non-open-source commercial product to try it out. Any commercial solicitation requires prior arrangements with C&S.
Conduct Policy
We expect all participants to follow these rules within all Code & Supply venues and events, virtual or in-person, and within all official Code & Supply communication channels.
Code & Supply is dedicated to providing an enjoyable event for everyone and expects participants at our events to act in a way that promotes an environment that is harassment-free, safe, comfortable, and enjoyable to be a part of.


Monday April 24, 2023 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Code & Supply Workspace and Community Center,

7:00pm EDT

XchangeInnovation Week Opening Day Celebration & Lipsync Battle with your Host, WAY

Join XchangeInnovation Week attendees, track leaders, speakers, and sponsors for a special celebration including a networking event and hilarious contest for the title of Pittsburgh Lip Sync Battle Champion Extraordinaire!

7pm: Quick Thank You & Kick Off!
7:10pm - 8:30pm: Our MC for the Night, the multi-talented event host, stand-up comedian, and hip-hop artist, WAY will kick off The Lip Sync Battle - come prepared with your favorite song, or pick one on the spot to enter the Lip Sync Contest for cash prizes, and district-wide fame.

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Trace Brewing

Trace Brewing is a two-year-old Pittsburgh brewery that produces a wide range of beers, including an oak program with spontaneous and open fermented wild ale projects. Trace opened its doors with a focus on being a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion; to that end, the brewery runs a 6-month... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Trace Brewing
Tuesday, April 25

8:00am EDT

BioBreakfast - State of Life Sciences Panel

This week's special BioBreakfast event features an interactive discussion with some of the leading LifeSciences CEOs in our region, including:

  • Teresa Whalen, RPh, CEO, CytoAgents
  • Jean Pineault, Ph.D., President & CEO, BioHybrid Solutions
  • Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc., CEO, Founder, and Director

BioBreakfast is a weekly gathering of leaders in the Pittsburgh life sciences sector from 8-10 AM every Tuesday at The Riviera Building at 350 Technology Drive in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh’s Biomedical Sector has long been very siloed. The medical professionals and university researchers do not interact with private industry enough and vice versa. Big companies and small companies are often completely disconnected.

The BioBreakfast is an attempt to bridge the divides between the disparate groups that shape the regional biomedical sector. Most importantly, the Breakfasts try to spur informal networking so that people can build stronger networks and help identify opportunities and individuals they can work with to advance ideas.

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Christian Manders

COO, Promethean Life Sciences
Christian Manders is the Chief Operating Officer of Promethean LifeSciences, Inc. Mr. Manders grew up in Hershey, PA and attended Yale University, where he majored in history with a minor in nepotism (one of Yale’s best majors).  Upon graduation, he moved to Pittsburgh to join... Read More →

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Teresa Whalen, RPh

CEO, CytoAgents
Biotech innovator, healthcare technology leader, life sciences investor, and clinical pharmacist with a successful track record of bringing life-changing healthcare products to market. As the CEO of CytoAgents, Theresa leads a team of world-renowned clinical drug development experts... Read More →
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Jean Pineault, Ph.D.

Founder / CEO, BioHybrid Solutions
Jean Pineault is a C-level executive specializing in growing and professionalizing privately held businesses in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and clinical diagnostics markets and positioning them for rapid and successful growth. He drives transformation by aligning scientific... Read More →
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Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D.

Founder / CEO, NeuBase Therapeutics
In the last decade, we have witnessed a transformation in the healthcare industry. The collisions of genomics, computation and creative company-building have accelerated our ability to create new medical solutions at far superior levels of efficacy and safety - the genetic medicines... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Riviera Building

8:00am EDT

UX Breakfast - Automation Bias

This morning, let's chat about automation bias and how as UX'ers we approach Chat GPT and other new tech.

These conversations are free flowing and as always, please bring other topics you'd like to discuss. We generally chat about UX research (ethnography, interviews, diary studies, usability testing), accessibility, prototyping, AI/robots, working in UX and managing teams, We're looking forward to seeing you all!

Everyone is welcomed to join us and chat about anything UX related. It's a laid-back fun activity where we socialize and share stories.

Be kind and respectful.
Enthusiastic conversation and disagreement is welcomed!
If you've already spoken, make space for others to speak.
You do not have to show your video. However, if your video is off we'll assume you are not available for conversation unless you note otherwise.

UX Breakfast is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy mirrors the 
Geek Feminism Community Code of Conduct: https://geekfeminismdotorg.wordpress.com/about/code-of-conduct/

NOTE: Pre-registration is required in order to access Zoom information.

Tuesday April 25, 2023 8:00am - 9:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

Midwest Tech Connect

Discover, connect with, and easily set up one-on-one meetings with hundreds of Midwest-based or Midwest-linked startup founders, VCs, angel investors, lenders, incubators, and accelerators - focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages.

  • A virtual summit/online community that brings together Midwest-based and Midwest-linked startups, VCs, angel investors, and other resources, focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages
  • Browse and connect with hundreds of attendees via detailed profiles and direct messages 
  • Easily set-up optional private virtual 25-minute meetings directly on our platform based on mutual opt-in, or make connections via on-platform direct messages
  • We typically facilitate 8,000+ connections between investors and startups every event, including numerous funding success stories

  • Founders: based in the Midwest or with ties to the region (Pre-Seed to Series A stage) 
  • Funders: angel investors, VCs, venture lenders, and revenue-based financing options active in the Midwest
  • Accelerators/incubators based in the Midwest, with ties to the region, or seeking startups from the region
  • Select service providers that support early-stage companies
Join the ~700 startups and 200-300 investors participating, and Register Here.

Tuesday April 25, 2023 9:00am - Wednesday April 26, 2023 5:00pm EDT

11:00am EDT

Leveraging AI In Intrapraneurship

Join the Circle of Intrapreneurs Co-Managing Director, Meg Trite as she sits down with Edwin Goutier, CEO of LaunchPath (and former United Way VP of Innovation) to discuss the latest trends in leveraging AI in intrapreneurship!

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Meg Trite

Co-Managing Director, Circle of Intrapreneurs
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Edwin Goutier

CEO, Launchpath
I specialize in social innovation, strategy, productization of services, and digital product management. I strive to be the go-to colleague for anyone in the organization trying to think through a complex problem. In every role I've been in, I push for diversity, equity, and inclusion... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual Zoom

11:00am EDT

Additive Manufacturing and the Future of Product Development

Join us for an interactive session that will explore the latest advancements in 3D printing and how they can help digitize supply chains and accelerate time to market for products.

We'll discuss topics such as design, prototyping, and industry innovation, as well as the future of additive manufacturing. Our focus will be on metal printing, plastic printing, and the technologies that enable new possibilities.
While we'll try to have a printer on site, we'll have plenty of samples showcasing different available technologies and use cases.

Our speaker and presenter is Paul Bierker, a designer and technology evangelist with extensive experience in the field. Our community partner, Allegheny Educational Systems, provides the right tech and services to education, research, and job training programs in PA, NY, NJ, and will be contributing to the conversation as well.

Stay for the thought-provoking question and answer session on the exciting potential of additive manufacturing!

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Paul Bierker

Education Technology Advocate, Allegheny Educational Systems
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Mike Vindler

CEO, Tronix
As a Development Engineer in the Energy Industry, Mike has a long history with additive manufacturing and mechanical design. He was a leading proponent of AM while working for a Fortune 500 company. Pioneering some of the first projects to use AM parts at the company for production... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
The Shop

5:00pm EDT

Corp Startup Lab Demo Day

Join the Corporate Startup Lab and our sponsors as we celebrate this year's student teams and their successful semester. Hear them walk through what they learned about corporate innovation while working on their transformational product. These diverse teams of graduate students represent all six CU Colleges.

The event is free and open to all.
  • A light reception with food and beverages begins at 5pm. 
  • Presentations will begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Register here.

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Sean Ammirati

Cofounder & Director, Corporate Startup Lab
Sean is a Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. In addition to teaching, he is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab (CSL). In addition to his work at CMU, Sean is also... Read More →

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Corporate Startup Lab

The Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab is an interdisciplinary group focused on researching and promoting the mission of transformative innovation within corporations.

Tuesday April 25, 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Tepper School of Business

5:00pm EDT

Pitt Celebration of Innovation

More info & to Register.

5-6 p.m. : Hors d'oeuvres, Networking, and an Innovation Showcase
6-6:30 p.m. : Awards Ceremony for the following:
  • Emerging Innovator
  • Student Innovator of the Year
  • James “Chip” Hanlon Volunteer Mentor
  • Startup of the Year
  • Business of the Year: $1MM +
  • Small Business of the Year:  <$1M
  • Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator
We will select a Pitt faculty member to receive the Marlin Mickle Outstanding Innovator Award. This award is in recognition of a Pitt Innovator who has demonstrated consistent dedication to achieving societal impact through commercial application of his or her research.

We will also present the Chip Hanlon Volunteer Mentor of the Year Award to recognize the invaluable contributions that volunteer mentors provide to faculty and student innovators.

To celebrate student entrepreneurship across the entire University, a Student Innovator award will be given to student teams who exemplify the passion that Pitt students possess to bring their entrepreneurial dreams to life.
In addition to recognizing Pitt faculty and students and regional entrepreneurs who have achieved a major innovation milestone, such as submitting an invention disclosure, obtaining a patent, or launching a startup company, the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will present two special business awards:
  • Business of the Year: $1MM +
  • Small Business of the Year:  <$1M

Tuesday April 25, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Petersen Events Center, Campus View Room

5:00pm EDT

Trade Insitute of Pittsburgh Open House

Come and celebrate our 10th Anniversary, meet the leadership of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, and learn what's next for the organization, including:
- TIP's Brand New Carpentry Space
- Social Enterprise
- Workforce Transportation


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Donta Green

Executive Director, Trade Insitute of Pittsburgh

Tuesday April 25, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Trade Institute of Pittsburgh

6:00pm EDT

Network + Grow: Retail & eCommerce

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM - Free Coworking Day at Ascender - Spend your day at Ascender. Grab a free coworking day pass and stop in anytime before our evening networking event to get work done.

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Registration & Lite Bites - Sharing a meal is a great way to connect. We'll provide light bites from a local restaurant starting at 6 PM.

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM - Welcome & Networking  - We'll break the ice with some quick introductions and networking questions.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Lightning Talk- Guided by your questions and interests, we'll hear from local founder, Kim Garrett, on the topic of Retail and eCommerce.

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Nadyli Nuñez

Executive Director, Ascender Pittsburgh

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Kim Garret

Founder, Better Made Brands
Kim Garrett, Strategy + Innovation at Better Made BrandsKim builds breakthrough strategies that make brands and businesses better. Better made brands are created with intention and nurtured with care. From start to finish and everywhere in between, it’s purposeful strategy that sets a brand, and a business, apart.At 24 years old, Kim develope... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Keep Calm & Innovate: Using Tech Creatively to Design Solutions

PNC is both a top-tier U.S. bank and technology leader, deploying advanced technology across several areas of its business.

Hear three technology leaders discuss the importance of innovation and advanced technology, and how their teams are driving the future of the bank many in Pittsburgh use every day.

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Deborah Lindway

Executive Vice President, Intelligent Automation, and Acting Chief Technology Officer,, PNC
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Dave Passavant

Founder and CEO, numo
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Michael Degnan

Head of Enterprise Innovation, PNC Bank
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Alyssa Ilov

SVP, Innovation Director Experience Innovation, PNC
As a change agent and design thinking evangelist, Alyssa Ilov has been instrumental in shifting corporatecultures to embrace design driven innovation.Alyssa leads the Experience Innovation team at PNC which drives innovation for customers, employeesand partners. She is committed to... Read More →

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numo combines parts of these three worlds into a unique model for building new products. Launched in 2017, numo is an independent subsidiary of PNC Bank. We use our relationship with our parent company to source ideas and to help us incubate and test the best ideas quickly in the... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Bunker Connect Pittsburgh Investor Pitch Night with Founder Institute

Founder Institute and Bunker Labs are partnering to give entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch your startup ideas to experienced entrepreneurs and investors to recieve feedback. You will have 3 minutes to pitch. A digital presentation is optional.

We have limited pitch slots, so please email Randy Eager if you want to pitch: randy@silisiumtech.com 
Featuring the following Investors, Mentors, and Founders:Special Thanks to OneValley for sponsoring!
  • The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,500 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.
  • Bunker Labs is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Veteran Service Organization (VSO) that serves Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs in launching and growing their own businesses through a series of programs and workshops to provide education, networking opportunities, and capital access to our entrepreneurs.
What is Bunker Connect? Bunker Connect is designed to intentionally build meaningful connections with military-connected entrepreneurs, Veteran small business owners, local business organizations, and potential clients.
This event is for you if...
• You want to start and build a new business or grow your existing business
• You want to support local Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs
• You want to learn about new local startups and businesses
• You want to be part of your local business community
• You want to invest in local entrepreneurs

Tuesday April 25, 2023 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Laser Engraving 101

The motivation behind this class is to equip you with the graphic editing and fabrication skills needed to create high quality engravings using laser technologies. You’ll learn how to operate our precision etching laser; how to scan and edit your artwork for legibility; and techniques for creating professional quality results with little-to-no need for post-processing.

Capture your treasured memories with a handwritten recipe permanently engraved on a solid wood breadboard with local maker Brian Rooker.

Workshop fee (includes materials and instruction): $105.00

Tuesday April 25, 2023 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Wednesday, April 26

8:00am EDT

Build Pittsburgh Conference

Build Pittsburgh, now in its 21st year, brings together a community of architects and built industry professionals and provides opportunities to interact, network, and connect with people representing all aspects of the built industry.

The day will kick off with a breakfast and our keynote address by Illya Azaroff, FAIA, followed by a full day of continuing education seminars, culminating in a networking cocktail reception.

The Build Pittsburgh 2023 Exhibitors will be available throughout the day to discuss their latest products and services.
Online registration closes April 19.

Earn up to 7 AIA/CES Learning Units.

Wednesday April 26, 2023 8:00am - 7:00pm EDT
David Lawrence Convenetion Center

10:00am EDT

Leveraging Data to Power Your Next Billion Dollar Idea

This session is designed to help you imagine ways to do a new venture in our increasing complex data environment.

10am - 10:30am: Chat, Snacks & Networking
10:30am - 11:00 Intro to Venture Thinking
11:00am - Noon - Revealing Data Exhaust Activities
Noon: Lunch is served
Noon-1PM: Examining Data Exhaust Activities 
1pm - 1:30PM: Final Remarks

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Dr. Rachel Dzombak

Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University
I am a researcher, educator, and strategist based in Pittsburgh, PA. I work to intentionally move ideas forward and solve problems that matter. That looks like guiding individuals and teams in framing a problem, designing an approach, and implementing the practices and processes... Read More →
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Megan Guidi

Founder/CEO, The VIB Group
For nearly 20 years, Megan has served clients of all shapes and sizes as they ask new questions and create new offerings for their stakeholders and customers. At the heart of Megan's practice is her foundation in applied behavior analysis--a branch of psychology that seeks to observe... Read More →

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The VIB Group

VIB INSPIRES ACTION AND PARTNERS TO SCALE CORPORATE INNOVATIONWe know you have an unfair advantage in people, places, processes, and data - lets go to market together.

Wednesday April 26, 2023 10:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Carnegie Music Hall - Foyer & Founders Room

12:00pm EDT

Millie's Ice Cream Works Tours

See where all of the magic happens at Millie's Pink Collar Ice Cream production facility in Homestead. Tours will last about 90 minutes in a factory setting. Close-toed shoes & approved waiver are required. Ages 8 and up only, please.

*Only 1remaining tour time (Noon) is now available, so register asap.

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Millie's Homemade Ice Cream

The Millie’s story began back in the summer of 2014 when co-founder, Chad Townsend, decided it was time for a career change. After years of hustling as a renowned chef in the fast-paced world of fine dining, he was ready to leave it all behind. On a whim, he purchased a Paco-Jet™ – a fancy... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2023 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Millie's Ice Cream Works Factory

3:00pm EDT

Pitt Healthy Home Laboratory Tours

Don't miss out on the exclusive "Pitt Healthy Home Laboratory Tour" at the University of Pittsburgh, where a multidisciplinary team of researchers is revolutionizing the concept of aging in place. Witness how the integration of healthcare and technology can transform the way seniors live independently, safely, and comfortably in their own homes.

Join us on this immersive tour and explore the 105-year-old Pittsburgh home (257 Oakland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213), a real-life laboratory for testing state-of-the-art solutions, interventions, and technologies, designed to address the common issues faced by seniors in their homes.

Witness firsthand the innovative technologies being developed, including environmental hazard sensors, smart home technology, and stair-climbing assistance devices. Learn how these advancements can not only automate home environments but also provide alerts to healthcare providers, caregivers, and family members, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of seniors living at home.

As the number of seniors opting to age in place increases, the Pitt Healthy Home Lab is dedicated to creating scalable and practical solutions to support them. The tour will also shed light on the lab's ongoing efforts to commercialize their technologies, build evidence for positive outcomes, and collaborate with Medicare and Medicaid to ensure coverage for these cutting-edge solutions.

Register here or Call AgeFrienldyPgh 412.532.7144 for more info.

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Dr. Shannah Gilliam

Dr. Shannah Gilliam is the Innovations in Aging Track Leader for this year's XchangePgh innovation + impact series. She is the Deputy Director for the Area Agency on Aging (DHS-AAA) in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, which serves over 40,500 people each year.Prior... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
University of Pittsburgh Healthy Home Laboratory

4:30pm EDT

An Interactive Exploration of Computer Vision for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

KEF Robotics invites you to an exhilarating, interactive experience centered on the revolutionary advancements in computer vision technology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Join us for a captivating talk led by our two distinguished engineers, Paul Frivold and Denny Loevlie.

Dive into the intricacies of state of the art stereo depth prediction models and semantic segmentation models in order to gain a better understanding of the 3D world from a 2D image. The presentation will show how KEF uses simulated and real-world data to improve and evaluate these deep learning models, and how their outputs are used by mapping and planning algorithms to help UAVs avoid hazards.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn and participate in stimulating discussions and live demos. The first 10 in-person signups will have a chance to operate our tethered drone and ground vehicle in simulation.
  • 4:30pm: Hard Tech Happy Hour
  • 4:35pm: UAV Demonstrations with KEF Robotics
  • 6pm: Opening Remarks from Thoro.ai CEO, Patrick Mondi
  • 6:15pm: Keynote event with Eliot Horowitz
  • 7:30pm: Reception

Register for the UAV Demos, Hard Tech Happy Hour, and. Keynote from Viam Robotics (and MongoDB) Founder, Eliot Horowitz here.

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Paul Frivold

Robotics Research Engineer, KEF Robotics
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Denny Lovelie

Computer Vision Engineer, KEF Robotics
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Olga Pogoda

COO, KEF Robotics
Olga takes lead on all internal operations, marketing, and finances. Olga works on our facilities construction and loves hot tea and the outdoors.LinkedIn Profile

Wednesday April 26, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Thoro Headquarters

4:30pm EDT

Hard Tech Happy Hour

Join us for this year's Hard Tech Happy Hour, sponsored by Camber Road and hosted at Thoro.ai's HQ, where you'll have the chance to connect with national leaders in hard tech innovation right here in Pittsburgh.

Mingle with top talent from our region's renowned research institutions, deep tech startups, and corporate innovators to celebrate the city's thriving hard tech ecosystem. This exclusive gathering offers access to groundbreaking projects, and the chance to engage with industry leaders driving advancements in robotics, autonomy, advanced materials, and more.
  • 4:30pm: Hard Tech Happy Hour
  • 4:35pm: UAV Demonstrations with KEF Robotics
  • 6pm: Opening Remarks from Thoro.ai CEO, Patrick Mondi
  • 6:15pm: Keynote event with Eliot Horowitz
  • 7:30pm: Reception

Attendees are encouraged stay for the Keynote from Viam Robotics (and MongoDB) Founder, Eliot Horowitz and explore the UAV Demos from KEF Robotics.
Please register for the Hard Tech Happy Hour, UAV Demo & Keynote interview with Eliot Horowitz here

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Camber Road

Camber Road works with venture-backed companies across all verticals, financing stuff like manufacturing, lab, and warehouse equipment, as well as custom devices, robotics, furniture, IT, and software. Essentially anything on a capex or FF&E line.Their structure is a lease (not a... Read More →
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Carnegie Robotics

Carnegie Robotics (CRL) is a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors, autonomy software and platforms for defense, maritime, agriculture, mining, infrastructure, and the energy sectors. Based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and situated on a five (5) acre campus, the company retrofitted... Read More →
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Innovative approaches to solve repetitive, manual process in the physical world require autonomy. But rather than focus on their core idea, innovators also have to develop an autonomy stack to implement their solution. Thoro's platform provides the software, hardware, cloud solutions... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Thoro Headquarters

5:30pm EDT

Disrupt HR

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking and edgy HR topics. Multiple 5-minute presentations promoting the Rebellious Future of HR.

If you are having trouble thinking outside the box, DisruptHR Pittsburgh is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower those in the field of People Management.

Register here.

Wednesday April 26, 2023 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Pittsburgh Improv

5:30pm EDT

Pgh Innovation District + PDMA Present Conduction Concert + Fuck Up Nights. VOL VII

Pgh Innovation District + PDMA Present Conduction Concert + F.U.N. VOL VII

An incredible live performance by Conduction followed by Pittsburgh’s bravest humans share their biggest failures in short, sweet speeches that bust the BS of business events & networking.

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” Woody Allen

Pittsburgh Innovation District and Product Development and Management Association of PGH have partnered with F-Up Nights PGH for an Innovation Week Pop-Up Volume VII on 4/26/23 in Oakland!

Come hear some of Pittsburgh’s bravest humans share their biggest business failures in short, sweet speeches.

There will be FUN, Failure, F-Ups, Flabergasts, and of course Firsts at our special pop-up partnership with PID and PDMA. SO don't F-up and miss this opportunity to connect and disrupt with great innovators and leaders in our region for PGH FUN VOL. VII.

5:30 pm Doors Open - Welcome & Mingle
6:00 pm Conduction Concert
7:30: Speakers: A panel of inspirational leaders will courageously share their biggest business failures in 7 mins with 10 images (Check out our social for more details as we announce the speakers: IG @fuckupnightspgh (https://www.instagram.com/fuckupnightspgh) LI @F*ckup Nights Pittsburgh)
8:30 pm - Open Mic: The event will close with an Open Mic Opportunity (we love our brave friends!)
8:30 pm - Wrap-Up or Party-time: Head out or Continue the FUN with drinks and connecting with the most REAL humans in PGH

F-Up Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses, projects, and careers are told, questioned, and celebrated. In events across the globe, business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders get on stage to acknowledge their work-fuckup in a room full of strangers (ish since this is Pgh with 1-degree of separation).

In a world of obstacles and posturing, F-Up Nights Pittsburgh plans to change the stigma around failure and inspire our brilliant innovative community as we come together and highlight entrepreneurial journeys from some of our very own change-makers.

Hear from Pittsburgh's top entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders as they share their stories of a time when a business deal went sour, a product got recalled, or life took a turn for the worse. Join our F-Up Nights Pittsburgh community for our 7th event on April 26th at 5:30 pm for drinks, food, laughs and some effed up FAILURES!

By registering for this event, you agree to receive information and promotions related to Fuckup Nights Inc.
All your personal data is processed in accordance with the applicable legislation in force in the corresponding country. You have at all times the right to access, rectify, cancel or oppose the treatment we give to your personal data. This right can be asserted through direct communication with the organizers.  You can learn more at https://fuckupnights.com/privacy-policy/

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Kiana Laurin

Disruptive MC, Fvckup Nights Pittsburgh

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Patrice Matamoros

President, unior Achievement of Western PA
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Priya Amin

Entrepreneur in Residence, Pitt Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence
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Joe Maggiore

Founder, Conduction

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PDMA Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Chapter of PDMA is committed to providing you with valuable product development and management programs and content throughout the year.  We focus on meaningful product development, management, and innovation topics that are important to you and your company.

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The InnovatePGH Partnership is a next generation public-private partnership powered by a coalition of civic institutions representing the region’s university, business, philanthropic, and government leadership.

Wednesday April 26, 2023 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Avenu: Revv Oakland

6:00pm EDT

Keynote Interview with Viam Founder, Eliot Horowitz

What would happen if people could build robots as easily as web apps? Founded in 2020 by Eliot Horowitz (who previously co-founded MongoDB), Viam enables just that.

Viam vastly simplifies the software side of robotics so that anyone, from entrepreneurs to builders, can bring their robotics ideas to market faster than ever before. With Viam, it’s finally possible to configure, program, control, and scale robotics solutions—all from one platform. By making robotics more accessible and affordable, Viam is empowering the next generation of products and services that improve our world.

Join us for a candid conversation about Eliot’s entrepreneurial journey, lessons learned along the way, and visions for what comes next in robotics and automation.

  • 4pm: Hard Tech Happy Hour
  • 4:30pm: UAV Demonstrations with KEF Robotics
  • 6pm: Open Remarks from Thoro.ai CEO, Patrick Mondi
  • 6:15pm: Keynote event with Eliot Horowitz
  • 7pm: Audience Q&A
  • 7:30pm: Reception

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Eliot Horowitz

Founder/CEO, Viam
Eliot Horowitz is a founder and the former chief technology officer of MongoDB Inc.,[1] a software company that develops and provides commercial support for the open source NoSQL database MongoDB. Horowitz is the founder and current CEO of Viam, a robotics software startup.[... Read More →

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Viam brings the revolutionary power of modern software to computers that interact with the physical world.  Whether you are building a robot, an IOT device, or an industrial automation system, with Viam you can go from paper, to prototype, to production, to scale in record time... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Thoro Headquarters

6:30pm EDT

Yinz Run Club

Join us this on Wednesday, April 26th  at 6:30pm for YINZ RUN CREW, a Pittsburgh running club event happening during #XchangeInnovation week! Starting at East End Brewing, the event features both a 1 (paceless and no drop) and 3-mile (4 paces: 8:30/9:00/9:30/10:00 min) run, perfect for runners of all levels. Get ready to lace up your running shoes and hit the streets with fellow runners in a fun and supportive environment. Don't miss this opportunity to get some exercise, meet new people, and explore the city.

- For new runners, please fill out the annual waiver, and show up a little early to get info on the run and club.
- For returning runners, bring the energy and welcome our new runners!

We’ll get started right at 6:30pm! Please bring reflective vests, flashlights, headlamps, and/or anything that will make you more comfortable and so you can see and be seen on the run.

You can find out routes on @strava

See yinz there!

Wednesday April 26, 2023 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
East End Brewing

8:30pm EDT

SPEAK EASY: Intrapreneurship Conversations & Late Night Libations

A late-night casual and interactive conversation with global corporate innovation land intrapreneurship leaders in our region, including:

- Meg Trite, Co-Managing Director for the Circle of Intrapreneurs
- Mark Lancia, former Head of Global Marketing at Philips
- Megan Guidi - Founder, Venture-in-a-Box
- Josh Gould, Dir. of Innovation, Duquesne Light
- Rajesh Ranjan,MS Candidate in Product Management at Tepper / Gold Medalist in IIM Calcutta

Come and learn, and include your voice in the conversations and libations at Acacia.

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Megan Guidi

Founder/CEO, The VIB Group
For nearly 20 years, Megan has served clients of all shapes and sizes as they ask new questions and create new offerings for their stakeholders and customers. At the heart of Megan's practice is her foundation in applied behavior analysis--a branch of psychology that seeks to observe... Read More →
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Meg Trite

Co-Managing Director, Circle of Intrapreneurs
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Mark Lancia

Fractional CMO, linc.partners
Led and supported brand innovations that have collectively generated over $1 billion in annual revenues within their first three years.Accomplished marketing, innovation, and business development executive with a track record of driving sustainable growth across a range of businesses. Recognized... Read More →
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Rajesh Ranjan

MS Candidate in Product Management / Gold Medalist in IIM Calcutta, Tepper Graduate School of Business
Passionate about consumer behaviour and building human-centred technology products.Adept at finding insights through deep empathy for customers and telling memorable, human-centred stories that share ideas, prototypes, and strategies. Successfully conceptualized, built and launched... Read More →
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Josh Gould

Director of Innovation, Duquesne Light
Build programs, processes, and teams to enable incumbents to innovate and accelerate the energy transition. Includes product/service development, corporate strategy, and partnerships / corporate development. Currently at Duquesne Light, having launched and continuing to lead the... Read More →

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Circle of Intrapreneurs

A movement designed to inspire, guide, develop & deliver purpose-driven business ideas from social intrapreneurs inside corporate organisations globally. We drive positive social change through business by creating a community of changemakers, helping them to create profitably-do-good... Read More →
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Whistle calls attention to good. We believe people are organization’s best asset.We believe when employees are empowered and supported, they can make organizations, and our world better. We believe intrapreneurship should be business as usual, and we’re here to help make that... Read More →

Wednesday April 26, 2023 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Thursday, April 27

7:00am EDT

Dinks & Deals: A Pickleball Clinic for Founders & Investors

Get ready for an exhilarating morning of networking, learning, and friendly competition at Dinks and Deals: A Startup Founders & Investors Pickleball Clinic

This unique event is designed to bring together entrepreneurs and investors from the regional startup community for a morning filled with pickleball fun and valuable connections.

This event is suitable for players of all skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned pros.
7:00 AM - 7:15 AM: Registration and Welcome - Grab a coffee, check in, and mingle with fellow attendees while gearing up for an action-packed morning.
7:15AM - 7:45 AM: Pickleball Basics and Warm-up Our experienced coaches will guide you through the basics of pickleball, including rules, scoring, and essential techniques. Then, get your blood pumping with a dynamic warm-up session.
7:45 AM - 9:15 AM: Rotating Doubles Tournament Put your newfound skills to the test in our rotating doubles tournament. You'll have the opportunity to play with and against different partners, maximizing your networking opportunities and building lasting connections on and off the court.
9:15 AM - 9:30AM: Awards Ceremony and Deal-making Session - Connect with fellow founders and investors to explore potential collaborations and investment opportunities.

Why You Should Attend:
  • Engage in a fun, low-pressure environment where you can build relationships with like-minded individuals.
  • Learn a new sport or refine your existing skills while getting some exercise and fresh air.
  • Tap into the local startup ecosystem and discover exciting investment opportunities.
  • Experience a unique, memorable event that stands out from typical networking gatherings.
What to Bring:
  • Comfortable athletic attire and sneakers with non-marking soles.
  • A water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Business cards or a digital contact-sharing method to connect with your new acquaintances.

Thursday April 27, 2023 7:00am - 9:30am EDT
Blue Slide Park

8:00am EDT

Founder Peer Group with Miror

This session led by the Miror team offers a facilitated gathering space for connecting with fellow entrepreneurs on a personal-level. The groups are not focused on the technical, and they’re not even focused on your company, they are focused on the person – the entrepreneur.

Coffee and light snacks provided.

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Cassie Guerin

Founder, Miror

Thursday April 27, 2023 8:00am - 9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

RustBuilt Investor Day

Join us for a morning of insightful investor-led panel discussions, an afternoon of curated one-on-one meetings with investors and regional stakeholders, top off the evening at this year's RustBuilt Startup Showdown featuring some of leading startups from Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Cincinnati, Columbus & Pittsburgh.

9-10:15am: Investor Networking (Invited Investors)
10:30-11:30am: Investor-Led Workshops (Invited Founders & Investors)
11:30am: Break
Noon: Investor Lunch (Sponsored by 412 Venture Fund) (Invited Investors)
1-5:30pm: One-on-One Investor Meetings (Invited Founders & Investors)
5:30-6pm: Break
6-8pm: RustBuilt Startup Showdown at Alphalab Gear (All Welcome)

Participating Investors Include:
- 412 Venture Fund
- BlueTree Capital
- Chicago Ventures
- CincyTech
- Detroit Venture Partners
- Endeavor
- FarOut Ventures
- Fitt Capital
- Grouse Ridge Capital
- Hyde Park Venture Partners
- Magarac Venture Partners
- M25
- Northcoast Ventures
- Platform Capital Management
- Pride Fund
- Plymouth Growth
- StartFast Ventures
- The Fund XX
- Valley Capital Partners
- More TBA

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Innovation Works

Our mission is to introduce, connect, support and expand the startup & entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern Pennsylvania, making our region a center for innovative startups and tech investors from around the country.Our portfolio spans key sectors of strength in the Pittsburgh region including robotics, artificial intelligence, medical devices, retail technologies, enterprise software and others. Some high profile and fast growing portfolio companies include 4Moms, Wombat Security, Bossa Nova Robotics, JazzHR... Read More →
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RustBuilt.org is grassroots initiative that organizes events, provides resources, and fosters collaboration among entrepreneurs, investors, and community members in the region. The organization aims to create a more supportive environment for startups to attract talent, capital, and... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2023 9:00am - 8:00pm EDT

9:30am EDT

Cafe IW: Sustainability

April is Earth Month and IW is bringing together some of Pittsburgh's best minds in sustainability for our Cafe IW at AlphaLab Gear in East Liberty. Together, we'll explore the importance of a sustainable focus in tech with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Aurora Sharrard, the Executive Director of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh. Our panelists include Daniela Osio of Kloopify, Brian Scott of PittMoss, and Steve Moritz of Encentiv Energy. In this discussion, we will explore what sustainability means to each of these three founds. 

About the Panel: 
Dr. Aurora Sharrard is the Executive Director of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh, leading Pitt’s Office of Sustainability, cross-departmental sustainability staff, and University-wide sustainability strategy, activities, policies, collaborations, and partnerships. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Sharrard worked at Green Building Alliance (GBA) for 11 years, ultimately serving as its Executive Director. She led the nonprofit in advancing innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places. In her time at GBA, Dr. Sharrard most notably co-founded the Pittsburgh 2030 District, which now boasts 550+ buildings aspiring towards measured high performance of 50% reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions by the year 2030. 
Dr. Sharrard holds a Master’s and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Green Design from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. She serves on a number of boards and committees, including the Higher Education Climate Consortium, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services’ Board of Directors, and Will Allen Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Daniela Osio is the CEO & Founder of Kloopify, the climate action platform for the commodities companies buy. Daniela is a procurement and supply chain executive with years of experience working closely with CEOs, CPOs, Business Unit Leaders, and other senior leaders in the chemical industry to transform and digitize global supply chains. During the pandemic, procurement departments were identified as the drivers of sustainability within companies yet they lacked the data, technology, and skillset to achieve the company’s goals. From her experience in managing supplier sustainability data in spreadsheets, Daniela saw procurement’s need for innovation. Daniela and her cofounder began building Kloopify to empower procurement. Daniela's work with Kloopify established her as an innovator in the field, where she recently won 'The Innovation Award' from the Future Insights Network. In 2023, she was named a 30 under 30 
Formerly at DuPont, Daniela was the Global Risk Management Leader who created, developed, and implemented a Risk Management organization for the $4.0 billion Electronics and Imaging (E&I) Business Unit. She led the warehousing, barge, tank & transloading categories through the second largest merger in history, the DOW and DuPont merger, and in 2019 was named a 30 under 30 Supply Chain Star by the Institute of Supply Chain Management.

Brian Scott is the CEO of PittMoss, a sustainability-focused company that makes soils from recycled paper and cardboard instead of carbon-emitting peat moss. Brian is a 14-year angel investor and PittMoss is his seventh startup or turnaround. He helped take his first company public on the NYSE and started the Tall Ships Erie Festival among many other for- and non-profit projects. He also currently serves on the board of Aurochs Brewing (and IW company).

Steve Moritz is the Founder and CEO of Encentiv Energy, a technology company dedicated to expanding access to utility incentives through software and data solutions. Encentiv Energy’s vision is to accelerate decarbonization by connecting customers and communities with energy and carbon saving innovations. Steve’s background as a lawyer and an entrepreneur in the energy industry over the last 30 years gives him a unique perspective on how new ideas can help solve the daunting energy and climate challenges we face. For the last four years he has proudly served as a volunteer mentor to dozens of energy efficiency and sustainability technology start-ups. He also is a participant in the Wexner Climate Change Summit, a group of 54 global leaders selected to advance their work on climate change mitigation, adaptation and preparedness.

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Daniela Osio

Founder/CEO, Kloopify
Daniela is the Founder and CEO of Kloopify, the sustainable procurement platform that empowers procurement professionals with the data, analytics, and visibility into the environmental impact of all purchases.Prior to founding Kloopify, she was procurement and supply chain executive with years of experience working closely... Read More →
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Dr. Aurora Sharrard

Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh
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Brian Scott

Founder/CEO, PittMoss
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Stephen Moritz

Founder/CEO, Encentive Energy

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Innovation Works

Our mission is to introduce, connect, support and expand the startup & entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern Pennsylvania, making our region a center for innovative startups and tech investors from around the country.Our portfolio spans key sectors of strength in the Pittsburgh region including robotics, artificial intelligence, medical devices, retail technologies, enterprise software and others. Some high profile and fast growing portfolio companies include 4Moms, Wombat Security, Bossa Nova Robotics, JazzHR... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Innovation Works

10:00am EDT

Capture & Captivate: 10 Budget-Friendly Video Ideas to Promote your Business

During the event, you'll learn from industry experts and discover new strategies for creating compelling video content that drives conversions, including:

  • 5 types of video content you can create on your own
  • 5 types of content you get produce professionally for under $500

Thursday April 27, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Google Data Cloud Live: Pittsburgh

Join technology and data leaders and data professionals who will share insights on how you can capitalize on the next wave of data and AI trends. Learn ways your organization can align data and AI investment plans with business strategy for a force multiplier and innovate faster with the latest capabilities across applications, analytics, visualizations and predictions.

  • 1:30 PM–2:00 PM
    Registration & Networking
  • 2:00 PM–2:15 PM
    Opening Keynote
  • 2:15 PM–3:00 PM
    Data and AI market trends

    Discover industry trends in data and AI we are seeing from work with customers and data ecosystem partners including; breaking down silos, open data ecosystems, what the future of automation can bring for new types of decision making, and how leading organizations are addressing security, data management and governance.
  • 3:00 PM–3:15 PM
  • 3:15 PM–4:00 PM
    Innovations for a unified, open, and intelligent data ecosystem

    Learn about the latest innovations for Google’s Data Cloud and how leading organizations are gaining more value from their Data Cloud strategy with an open, unified, and intelligent approach. We will share the latest capabilities across databases, data analytics, business intelligence, and AI that help deliver transformative experiences for customers, unlock timely insights, and enable businesses to act on data-derived decisions.
  • 4:00 PM–4:45 PM
    Transform your data into action

    Gain insights from industry leading organizations and data ecosystem partners on how they are accelerating data driven transformation. Learn about solution accelerators to build the foundation, optimize spend, develop core capabilities, enhance and deliver business value, and build for the next AI frontier.
  • 4:45 PM–5:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
    Networking Reception

Thursday April 27, 2023 1:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Google Pittsburgh - Bakery Square

4:00pm EDT

Pgh Tech Council Member Face2Face Mixer

Network with fellow Pittsburgh Technology Council members at Pittsburgh's new COhatch location in the Waterfront! Enjoy light appetizers and beverages, a tour of the facility, and meet new colleagues in the community.

Located in Pittsburgh’s Homestead neighborhood, this site is home to 11,000 square feet of creative and collaborative work and meeting space! When you aren’t tackling your workday in our variety of private offices, or networking in our strategically arranged coworking seats, be sure to explore our neighbor…The Waterfront shopping center!

PTC Members Only*
Cost - Early Bird $10 after March 31st, $15

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Pittsburgh Technology Council

The Pgh Tech Council is a member-based trade association that provides tangible and quantifiable benefits to members in the form of talent attraction and workforce development; visibility services; business development; and advocacy. By serving our members, the Council is a vital... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2023 4:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Cohatch Waterfront

6:00pm EDT

RustBuilt Startup Showdown

The inaugural RustBuilt Startup Showdown features some of the most promising startups from Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Columbus and leading venture funds, family offices, and investors from around the region.

Each startup has 5 minutes to present their company to a dais of experienced investor judges. There will also be an audience vote, so be sure to vote for your favorite founders.

Participating Investors Include:
- 412 Venture Fund
- BlueTree Capital
- Chicago Ventures
- CincyTech
- Detroit Venture Partners
- Endeavor
- FarOut Ventures
- Fitt Capital
- Grouse Ridge Capital
- Hyde Park Venture Partners
- Magarac Venture Partners
- M25
- Platform Capital Management
- Pride Fund
- Plymouth Growth
- StartFast Ventures
- The Fund XX
- Valley Capital Partners
- More TBA

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Ilana Diamond

Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund
Entrepreneurial executive with track record of leading and growing companies from early-stage to exit, including building management teams, managing mergers and acquisitions, and raising venture capital. Board leadership experience includes private companies and not-for-profit or... Read More →
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Sreekar Gadde

Partner, BlueTree Capital
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Jackie Dimonte

Partner, Chicago Ventures
Jackie is a partner with Chicago Ventures.Prior to joining Chicago Ventures, Jackie was a principal at Hyde Park Venture Partners, working with portfolio companies such as RoadSync, Podchaser, Fixer, FactoryFix, and PartySlate. Before that, she worked at Silver Spring Networks (now Itron), an IoT company for critical infrastructure... Read More →
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Sarah Douglas

Director, CincyTech
Sarah Douglas is a Director at CincyTech. Sarah began her career at Cambridge Associates in Arlington, Virginia where she was an analyst and team lead in the performance reporting group. Sarah holds Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Marketing from the University of Kentucky.Lin... Read More →
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Jack Greco

Cofounder and General Partner, FarOut Ventures
Jack Greco is a father, founder and investor.  He cofounded or supported the early creation and growth of dozens of companies across Upstate New York, including ACV Auctions, and now dedicates time and capital as a founding GP at Far Out Ventures.In his spare time, he actively supports... Read More →
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Anthony Venarre

Founder/CEO, Fitt Capital
Anthony Vennare is the cofounder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. As a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine, Anthony now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health/fitness. An experienced operator, exited founder, and fund advisor... Read More →
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Gabriella Isturiz

Partner, The Fund XX
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Joseph Angotti

Principal, Grouse Ridge Capital
Joseph Angotti currently serves as a Principal with Grouse Ridge Capital. In his role, Joe is responsible for the evaluation, execution, and management of Grouse Ridge’s private equity and venture capital investments and strategy. Prior to joining Grouse Ridge Capital in 2019... Read More →
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Alison Weil Lechnir

Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners
Allison is a Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners and has been with the firm since 2019.Prior to HPVP Allison ran business operations for Civis Analytics, a Chicago-based data science software startup. She also co-founded Flag Analytics, a predictive analytics company focused on... Read More →
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Will Allen

Partner, Magarac Venture Partners
Will Allen has more than 10 years of experience as a business leader, investor, non-profit founder and professional athlete managing high-performing teams and producing outsized returns on investments. Mr. Allen has led investments and advised companies and start-ups on market growth... Read More →
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John Imbriglia

Partner, Platform Capital Management
John is a Partner at Platform Capital. Beyond sourcing and deal execution, John helps lead the firm’s fundraising, operations, and investor relations functions. Prior to Platform, John was a pre-product employee and a Managing Director at iCapital, a privately held financial technology company that powers the world’s... Read More →
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Olivia Goldstein

Vice President, StartFast
In late college, Olivia started pursuing a career with the CIA. Three years of unpaid internships and a very expensive specialized master’s degree later, she received a formal offer. Only 2 months later to have that offer rescinded because of student loan debt. When one door closes... Read More →

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Innovation Works

Our mission is to introduce, connect, support and expand the startup & entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern Pennsylvania, making our region a center for innovative startups and tech investors from around the country.Our portfolio spans key sectors of strength in the Pittsburgh region including robotics, artificial intelligence, medical devices, retail technologies, enterprise software and others. Some high profile and fast growing portfolio companies include 4Moms, Wombat Security, Bossa Nova Robotics, JazzHR... Read More →
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RustBuilt.org is grassroots initiative that organizes events, provides resources, and fosters collaboration among entrepreneurs, investors, and community members in the region. The organization aims to create a more supportive environment for startups to attract talent, capital, and... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Alphalab Gear

7:30pm EDT

Nerd Nite Pittsburgh

Nerd Nite Pittsburgh is a lecture series that’s a mix between a comedy show, a TED talk, and a social mixer! Speakers present for 15 minutes on a variety of topics related to science and technology, popular culture, history, and other nerdery with a vibe that’s as entertaining as it is academic! Audience members can ask questions, and beforehand there is an entirely optional social game. If you like alcohol, learning about random and interesting things, and meeting other nerds this is for you! Social game starts at 6:30, Doors open for the show at 7:30, show starts at 7:45. If you have a topic you are passionate about and you’d like to be a speaker at a later event get in touch at pittsburgh@nerdnite.com!

Comedy Nite will feature 3 touring comics! This event will take place at the Rivers Club Downtown. The entrance to the Rivers Club is on the 4th floor of the Oxford Centre Garage. As you enter from the garage on level 4, a door marked 'Rivers Club' will be on your right. Go through that door and you will be in a marble lobby with a private elevator on your right. Take the elevator to Level 6.

April 27th will feature the following presentations:
  • The Hero With A Thousand Whiskers; Why Puss in Boots the Last Wish was A Joseph Campbell Wet Dream:
There’s no reason why the third installment of a spin-off Shrek sequel should be as good as it is. Why did it go so hard? Why was a children’s movie as deep and affecting as it was? By drawing upon universal themes and employing the “Hero’s Journey” narrative structure, the filmmakers gifted us something ancient yet brand new. (In other words, a classic.) Speaker Ronnie Fleming will take you through the film (warning: spoilers) following each stage of Joseph Campbell’s template for storytelling, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Ronnie was a screenwriting student, a New York City dog-walker, and is now a touring comedian always on the lookout for movies that inspire him like P in B 3 did.
  • Fairly innocuous: Are Diamonds really forever?:
In her talk, Brittany Alexis examines the prevalence of strong beliefs concerning engagement rings and their origins and connects that to larger concepts often heralded as fact or “history” such as why there are more states with Confederate Monuments than states that existed during the Civil War. She encourages you to come with an open mind and have fun questioning why you believe what you believe and if it’s fact or really good marketing.
Brittany Alexis is an up and coming comic in the Pittsburgh/Erie comedy scene. She began her comedy journey doing open mics at Hambones to get over her jitters about being a trial attorney but fell in love with the craft and she’s excited to be a part of this show because she’s a nerd at heart.
  • Fundamentals of Music OR Sound Over Time:
To many, MUSIC is a mystical enigma created by people with CRAZY hairstyles or EVEN WORSE…powdered WIGS! This may be true, but MUSIC is ALSO a system of creating and describing SOUND over TIME. MUSIC is composed of different elements that we can understand, talk about, notate, or even manipulate to CREATE OUR OWN MUSIC! Musician and comedian, Paulie Stags, will introduce (or reintroduce) you to some of the most fundamental elements of music. There will most likely be audience participation. He may insult someone, but it will probably be a dead composer. Powdered wigs are highly encouraged, but not required.

Thursday April 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Rivers Club

8:30pm EDT

Chastkanova Afterparty (and Karaoke Battle)

Pittsburgh's bigger than life personalities compete in a once-in-an-XchangeInnovation Week karaoke battle while taking in Pittsburgh's better than life vistas and getting more connected.

Register here. 

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Will Chastka

Tepper Business School

Thursday April 27, 2023 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Friday, April 28


BotsIQ Finals Competition

Join us for the 2023 BotsIQ Finals Competition to see sparks FLY!
BotsIQ Finals Competition at PennWest CaliforniaApril 28-29, 2023
PennWest California Convocation Center
250 University Avenue, California, PA 15419

7:30AM – 6:00PM
Opening Ceremony – April 28th – 9:00AM
Opening Ceremony – April 29th – 8:45AM

BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program of the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. BotsIQ is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The program is affiliated with the National Robotics League.

Friday April 28, 2023 TBA
PennWest California Convocation Center

8:00am EDT

ChatGPT: Unintended Impacts to Employers, Investors & Job Seekers

In this hands-on workshop, we will collaboratively identify societal risks caused by ChatGPT and consider potential solutions. We will use a method called "RightsWise Thinking". In addition to deepening your understanding of ChatGPT's impact, this activity will teach you how to evaluate the social responsibility of tech companies.

If you are an employer or investor, this workshop will help you make more informed hiring and investment decisions. If you are a prospective employee of a tech company, this workshop will help you choose an employer that is aligned with your values. If you work at a tech company, this workshop will help you protect your stakeholders as well as your business, including decreasing reputational risks and improving talent attraction.

Join us for Coffee from Millie's Homemade starting at 7:55am
Session starts at 8:05am sharp.

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Ravit Dotan

Director, The Collaborative AI Responsibility Lab (The CAIR Lab)

Friday April 28, 2023 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
RevvOakland: 218 Oakland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9:00am EDT

Equitable Apprenticeships & Internships in the New Economy

Today's panel discussion features a diverse group of leaders from the regional apprenticeship programs on the critical role of apprenticeships in ensuring a more equitable workplace now and in the future. The panel will explore how industry-driven, high-quality apprenticeship opportunities help close the skills gap and create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The panelists will share their insights on the skills and competencies that will be in high demand in the future workplace, and how apprenticeships can help build these skills in a more equitable workforce. They will also discuss the role of technology in apprenticeships, and how it can be used to enhance the learning experience for apprentices.

This session is essential for employers, workforce development professionals, educators, policymakers, and community leaders.

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Alison Falk

Founder, WITPgh
Hi I’m Alison. I’m a product manager that loves building new things with a mindful approach. I strongly value collaboration, community, and perseverance.I am also a non-profit founder, with six years hand-ons experience in building curriculum for individuals looking to break into... Read More →
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Edgar Largaespada

Director of Industry Strategy, Partner4Work
I’ve been a Partner4Work since August 2016.I Partner4Work because: I believe that if people have family-sustaining employment, then families, businesses, and our communities will thrive.https://www.linkedin.com/in/edgarlargaespada/... Read More →
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Tarelle Iwrin

Assistant Director of Talent Development, Fortyx80
Tarelle Irwin is the Assistant Director of Talent Development and Apprenticeships for FortyX80, a Pittsburgh Technology Council nonprofit arm. Tarelle is focused on creating alternative pathways to high-paying tech jobs for underrepresented individuals, particularly those from Black... Read More →
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Kirk Holbrook

Program Director, Gizmology
Kirk Holbrook began his career in community service in 2001, working within inner-city after-school programs in the Hill District, Homewood and other areas of Allegheny County, where he enjoyed more than a decade in youth programming. Later, Mr. Holbrook served as an educational advocate... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2023 9:00am - 11:15am EDT
RevvOakland: 218 Oakland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

12:00pm EDT

Hiring and Retaining Gen Z Talent

Join Venture For America and InnovatePgh for a conversation about strategies to attract and retain Gen-Z talent for start-up organizations. We will discuss hiring trends for start-ups, how we anticipate these trends evolving over the coming years, and how organizations have pivoted their talent attraction strategies in a post-COVID world. Lunch will be provided!

Technical.ly Pittsburgh's coverage of this event with Eric Somerville

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Megan Butler

Director of Pittsburgh, Venture for America

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Eric Somerville

CEO, Venture for America
Eric joined Venture For America as CEO after, most recently, serving as Vice President of Corporate and Civic Engagement at The Y in Central Maryland. While there, he led a portfolio of civic and corporate engagement initiatives across Central Maryland. His strategic focus included: advancing the brand and mis... Read More →

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The InnovatePGH Partnership is a next generation public-private partnership powered by a coalition of civic institutions representing the region’s university, business, philanthropic, and government leadership.
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Venture for America

Venture For America is a two-year fellowship program for recent college grads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at our month-long Training Camp, apply for jobs within our company network, and work for two years as full-time, sal... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
RevvOakland: 218 Oakland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1:00pm EDT

From Ideas to Action: An Introduction to Design Thinking

You have a great idea. Now what?

Develop your idea into a successful reality using design thinking. Design thinking is a mindset, process and methods that focuses on the people you want to reach — understanding their behaviors, needs and motivations.

In this workshop, you'll get an introduction to design thinking, and learn how applying it can increase your chances of success as you develop your idea. Design thinking methods can help you identify your stakeholders, put yourself in the shoes of your potential customer, and understand how your product or service fits into their lives.

This will be a 90-minute hands-on experience, so come prepared to think, interact and experiment.

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Alyssa Ilov

SVP, Innovation Director Experience Innovation, PNC
As a change agent and design thinking evangelist, Alyssa Ilov has been instrumental in shifting corporatecultures to embrace design driven innovation.Alyssa leads the Experience Innovation team at PNC which drives innovation for customers, employeesand partners. She is committed to... Read More →
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Erin Holland

Senior Leader, Enterprise Innovation, PNC Bank
Erin is a senior leader on the Enterprise Innovation team at PNC, where she manages the Research andInsights practice. Tapping into her background in Anthropology and 20+ years of innovation experience,she leads the team in developing tangible strategies for business and design through... Read More →
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Liz Sadoski

Strategy & Ops Principal, PNC Bank
Liz is a Strategy & Ops Principal on PNC’s Experience Innovation Team. In her 7 years with the bank, shehas worked with a variety of Lines of Businesses to cultivate a human-centered mindset, democratizenew ways of working, and lead teams in designing new products, strategies, and... Read More →
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Jody Fisher

Lead Experience Strategist, PNC Bank
Jody Fisher is a Lead Experience Strategist on the Experience Innovation team at PNC, withprimary responsibilities for the team’s learning offerings. She is an experienced facilitator andworkshop designer with expertise in creative problem solving methodologies and tools.Prior to... Read More →

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PNC Bank

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is the sixth largest American bank holding company and financial services corporation. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, its banking subsidiary, PNC Bank, operates in 27 states and the District of Columbia, with 2,629 branches and 9,523 ATM... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Shop

2:00pm EDT

The City of Pittsburgh: Innovating Pittsburgh's Future

We're excited to invite all innovators, disruptors, and changemakers to join the City of Pittsburgh for a fun and informative event featuring the PGH Lab program.

The City of Pittsburgh has a unique testing lab that supports its innovation ecosystem while finding new solution to the city’s challenges. Come hear from local government workers and small businesses currently participating in this collaborative process to transform the city’s work and give companies new insight into their products and services.

Whether you're a startup founder, an entrepreneur, a city employee, or simply someone passionate about innovation, we welcome you to come and join us on the 6th Floor Learning Lab at the City-County Building. 414 Grant Street, take the elevators up to the 6th floor and follow the signage!

Mark your calendars and don't miss out on an afternoon of inspiration and innovation on Friday, April 28th, at 2pm!

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Heidi Norman

CIO and Director, City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance
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Dolly Bellhouse

Process Improvement Trainer, City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance
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Khyla Freeman

Training and Development Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh Department of Human Resources & Civil Service
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Ian Magazine

President and Chief Executive Officer, Airviz Inc.
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Alaa Mohamed

Senior Civic Innovation Specialist, City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance
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Trever Stoll

Civic Innovation Specialist, City of Pittsburgh

Friday April 28, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
City-County Building

2:45pm EDT

Just, Good Business

Bring yourself to the way you do business. This panel will cover how to align the way you operate your company with your core values. We will consider how you can leverage business models to realize your principles. We will discuss in concrete detail what doing business the way you believe may look like in practice.

We’re meeting in Conference Room 1 on the second floor of Field Day (take the elevator at the back of the cafe).

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Dror Yaron

Principal, Ethics.coach
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Eryn Correa

Founder & Managing Partner, Correa Legal
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Trevor Young-Hyman

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Friday April 28, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Field Day

4:00pm EDT

Fempreneur Happy Hour

Join us on the rooftop of Field Day to mix and mingle with Pittsburgh’s most exciting founders, entrepreneurs, and all-purpose instigators. Enjoy lite bites and refreshments while you chat and network with like-minded movers and shakers. All are welcome, women and allies alike!

Register here.

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The Salon Pgh

SOMETHING WAS MISSING IN PITTSBURGH: A PLACE FOR WOMEN TO GROW AND BE SEEN TOGETHER.That's why The Salon was started. It was a reaction to the absence of a connecting piece: something that could tie together all of the beautiful, true, and brilliant things that women around Pittsburgh... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2023 4:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Field Day

5:00pm EDT

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing and Open House

Get up close and learn about the latest Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Technology at Tronix3D's open house. We will help entrepreneurs understand the technology and how it can be used to accelerate R&D, improve market research and improve manufacturability of final products. Great for any company or startup at any point in their journey. Example products from local and national companies will be on display to help people understand how the technology has been used and can be applied to their unique application.

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Mike Vindler

CEO, Tronix
As a Development Engineer in the Energy Industry, Mike has a long history with additive manufacturing and mechanical design. He was a leading proponent of AM while working for a Fortune 500 company. Pioneering some of the first projects to use AM parts at the company for production... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2023 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Saturday, April 29

10:00am EDT

Elite Video Marketing Mastermind

Learn about what's works best on YouTube, in short form vertical video, and in video advertising from practitioners who are testing & learning every single day.

Speakers and session leaders represent diverse viewpoints and backgrounds.

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Hannah Phillips

Chief Creative Officer, Piper Creative
Hannah is Piper's brilliant visual media artist that produces genre-defining work across digital video, photography, graphic design, and fine art.From an early age, she developed a love for art and creating, and has grown those passions into hard skills that build businesses.She started her first media company at the age of 16 and was dedicated to growing it part-time throughout high school. At Piper Creative, she guides and... Read More →

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Piper Creative

We make shooting, editing & publishing quality content easy.

Saturday April 29, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fulton Commons

11:00am EDT

Togael eSports Tournament

CMU based startup Togael invites players of all experience levels to this event will be a day long Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament with a $500 prize-pool.

Tournament starts at Noon, but the venue will open at 11:00 AM as this is a BYOC event, so feel free to come by early and get some practice rounds in! We will have the entire event streamed live on Twitch, and we'll have live commentators covering the action.

Tournament buy-in for Players with console: Free - must bring full setup including a Nintendo Switch, Monitor, or Gamecube controller adapter.
Tournament buy-in for Players without console: $15 at event check-in
Spectators: Free - Come see the power of esports firsthand, and cheer on your friends!

Players & Spectators Register Here.


Saturday April 29, 2023 11:00am - 9:00pm EDT
Simmons Auditorium

1:00pm EDT

From Ideas to Reality: The Power of Early Stage Startup Funding

Join this interactive virtual session that will offer valuable insights and candid experiences from several early-stage founders from Pittsburgh and across the region, including:

- Adskate Cofounder, Akaash Ramakrishnan
- Agni Founder, Manish Agnihotri

In this engaging discussion, the panel of early stage founders will share their personal journeys, emphasizing the challenges they face, and the strategies they employ to secure vital seed capital.

The session promises to be a treasure trove of information, with participants offering practical advice and hard-won wisdom on navigating the complex and competitive world of early-stage funding. Attendees can look forward to leaving the virtual event armed with an enhanced understanding of how to turn their ideas into reality.

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Manish Agnihotri

Founder, Agni
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Akaash Ramakrishnan

Cofounder, Adskate

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AdSkate is a technology firm focused on developing innovative solutions and services for the advertising world.

Saturday April 29, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual Zoom

1:00pm EDT

Distilling Small Business

Businesses that provide a need and align themselves with culture or creativity are inherently Innovative despite not properly given such credence. In this event, the two founders of new businesses (Aliquippa Wash n' Fold & Noire Distillery) will discuss how their businesses make real change and innovate for real people in communities across our region.

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Bodine Perry

Bodine Perry employs more than 160 professionals with a wealth of experience and skills, providing a wide-range of accounting, auditing, tax, and management advisory solutions to more than 15,000 valued client partners each year.

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Kenyan Hicks

Founder, Noire Distillery
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Zabriawn Smith

Founder, Aliquippa Wash n' Fold

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Noire Distillery

Take the journey to celebrationThe Journey before you and beyond you is a long one. Take a moment to enjoy a floral American Gin, Distilled and crafted to celebrate where you've been and where you're going. 

Saturday April 29, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Noire Distillery

6:00pm EDT

Web3Pgh Happy Hour

Join us for the Web3Pgh Happy Hour that unite developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and other forward-thinking professionals who are shaping the next generation of decentralized platforms and protocols. Immerse yourself in lively discussions on cutting-edge topics, such as DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and much more. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to foster collaborations, expand your knowledge, and stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of Web3. Register today, and let's toast to the decentralized future together!

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Yaovi Kpoga

Founder/CEO, Roadies Labs

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Roadies Labs

Roadies is the blockchain-powered web platform where you can invest in the next big artist. Roadies enables visual artists to offer tokenized shares in physical art, allowing their supporters to buy and trade shares in their favorite art. Our mission is to help artists make a sustainable... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Blue Sky Kitchen & Bar
Sunday, April 30

11:00am EDT

Moonshot Space Museum Tours

In anticipation of the Peregrine Mission One's to mission to the Moon in May, come and join us at the Moonshot Museum for an unforgettable tour of the future of human space exploration. Our exhibits and programs, driven by science, technology, engineering, and the arts, are designed to inspire a diverse community to find their place in space innovation.

Get an up-close look at real lunar spacecraft being built by space industry professionals and embark on a simulated lunar mission. In the Moonshot Theater, delve into the $450 billion global space industry and discover how space exploration can help solve significant problems on Earth.

Visit The Lab to build your own lunar rover and work alongside space industry engineers in tackling the challenges associated with exploring the Moon. Explore the Moon's surface, identify potential sites for human habitation, and learn how to survive in the lunar environment. Additionally, unleash your creativity by designing your own mission patch and advertising campaign.

As a final touch, send your personal message to the Moon's surface onboard one of Astrobotic's lunar landers. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for adults and college kids alike to find their mission in the future of space exploration. Join us at the Moonshot Museum to start your journey today!

Sunday April 30, 2023 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Moonshot Space Museum

12:00pm EDT

3D Printing Basics for Adults

Learn the basic parts & functions of a 3D printer and its operation, how to change materials and best practices. FDM or Fused Deposition Modeling is the most popular and easiest to use form of 3D printer. By melting and laying down strands of plastic filament, a model is built layer by layer.

You'll become familiar with Simplify3D to prepare the file for the 3D printer. Also learn how to download files (or use your own) and prepare them to be 3D printed. 18+

Workshop Pricing:
- Members: $19.95 (50% off)
- Guests; $39.95

Sunday April 30, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Creation Labs

1:00pm EDT

Family Fusing Fun: Fused Glass Suncatcher

Kids ages 8+ and their adults are invited to have fun and make glass together. This workshop is designed for kids to work with and alongside their accompanying adult.

Each participant will make one fused glass suncatcher by combining brilliantly colored pieces of sheet glass, glass granules(frit) and thin glass strands(stringers) to create luminous suncatchers. Once you design it, we’ll fire it so that all pieces become one.

Pleae purchase one "seat" for each participating individual. Cost per participaing individual is $45. All students ages 8 - 13 must have an accompanying,registered adult. You must register as at least one adult and one child. One adult can sign up with up to two children between the ages of 8 - 13. Students ages 14+ do not need an additional adult to participate.

Sunday April 30, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Pittsburgh Glass Center

6:00pm EDT

Stay Good: Operating Ethical Short Term Rentals, the Value of Numbers + Neighbors

Conversation led by owners and operators of seasoned and new STRs in Millvale - Heather Mallak, Juniper Place and Danielle Spinola, Chez Millvale.
These two women led massive undertakings, renovating underutilized spaces and now welcome guests who spend their dollars with local businesses in Millvale.
For many years, Danielle has been building communi-tea through Abeille Voyante Tea Co. on Grant Avenue.
Join us and enjoy light bites and some unique tea blends mixed with love by hand in Millvale, PA.Stay Good open house, brief presentations followed by open discussion on topics including:
  • Addressing the airbnb ick
  • Combating questionable community impact
  • Adopting an orphaned space for hospitality
  • Transparency as hosting
  • Mindful operations, considerate of neighbors
  • Utilizing and incorporating local talent
  • Engaging community stakeholders
  • Welcoming guests, encouraging appreciation and exploration of the neighborhood
  • Bolstering the business ecosystem through guest spending on main streets
  • Sharing insights and opportunities for hosts to stay good, fostering a community of like-minded operator

Stay Good believes that success is measured by positive numbers and neighborhood positivity.
https://thestaygood.com/Stay Good was incubated at Innovation Work's program Test Kitchen.

Heather's Millvale Property: airbnb.com/h/juniperplace https://juniperplace.carrd.co/Stay Good:
Danielle's Millvale Property: airbnb.com/h/chezmillvaleTea Shop: https://www.abeillevoyanteteaco.com/

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Heather Mallak

Director, The Stay Good

Sunday April 30, 2023 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Juniper Place
Monday, May 1

3:00pm EDT

Innovation Works & CMU AI & Robotics Venture Fair

For the sixth year, Carnegie Mellon University and Innovation Works are teaming up to showcase some of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions’ top artificial intelligence and robotics startups ranging from early-stage to growth-stage companies in a pitch event. 
  • Featuring selected seed stage companies in the AI/Robotics sectors
  • 300+ investors focused on RAAI including early stage, angel, pre-seed and seed level investors

Accredited Investors are invited to learn more and register. 

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Carnegie Mellon University

Founded in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,365 (fall 2021), and ranks #22 in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges and National Universities.
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Innovation Works

Our mission is to introduce, connect, support and expand the startup & entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern Pennsylvania, making our region a center for innovative startups and tech investors from around the country.Our portfolio spans key sectors of strength in the Pittsburgh region including robotics, artificial intelligence, medical devices, retail technologies, enterprise software and others. Some high profile and fast growing portfolio companies include 4Moms, Wombat Security, Bossa Nova Robotics, JazzHR... Read More →

Monday May 1, 2023 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Fairmont Pittsburgh

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