Off-Campus Events

Upcoming Events

“Downtown With Ginger”

A monthly PMI Pittsburgh chapter meeting with B&E’s own Ginger! Check the newsletter or stop in the office to see when the next one is!

The Pittsburgh World Affairs Council

Ongoing Updated Calendar of events here!

BizSuccess Tips! 

November 2019
The Megaphone on Main Street: Startups
Infographic #1: Finding Your Way, Finding Customers

SCORE’s latest infographic, based on part one of The Megaphone of Main Street: Startups Report, examines how startups begin and find support in the first year of business.

Learn More!

Celebrate with us on

Wednesday, November 20th!

Register Here!

To thank you for attending our Starters and Builders Series events throughout the past year, we are hosting an End of the Year Celebration! Join us on November 20th for an evening of good drinks, lite bites, and networking. We hope to see you then!

Unleash The Freelance

Presented by American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh

November 14th, 5:15 – 6:30pm | Penn Society at 960 Penn Avenue

Do you have mad design handles? A masterly touch for words? But something is keeping you from taking the plunge into the depths of freelance. Come hear the vivid tale from some of Pittsburgh’s captains of contract creative. The career of a lifetime is within your reach.

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm Registration & Networking

5:45 pm – Program Start

6:15 pm – Panel Q&A

6:30 pm – End program, additional networking

Our Panel

Brad Fisher – Freelance Writer, John Hinderliter – Freelance Illustrator, David Kelly – Photographer, Michelle Short – Freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer

Our Moderator

Meade Johnson – Limited Chaos, Advertising & Marketing Consultant

Members – Pre-register for FREE Admission, Members – $5 At The Door, Non-Members: $10 Pre-register, Non-Members: $20 At The Door

Register Here!

Hire UP is NEXT week and a bunch more amazing companies have confirmed…see list below.   We are looking forward to seeing many of you and your students on Tuesday the 12.   The event is held at Pitt, however ALL students are welcome!

You’re Invited!  

Looking for a job or internship? Studying information technology, computer science, business, engineering, or traditional sciences? If so, you are invited to attend this exciting technology recruiting event hosted by the Pittsburgh Technology Council!

Companies from across Pittsburgh will be exhibiting on the University of Pittsburgh campus on Tuesday, November 12 from 4pm – 7pm to talk to you about their job opportunities and internships. This event is open to student and job seekers from all Pittsburgh colleges and universities.

Back again this year!  This event will feature a special student workshop titled “LinkedIn & Your Career” and a professional photographer taking head shots. Students who attend the LinkedIn session will be able to get a head shot for FREE.

LinkedIn & Your Career:  The #1 social media platform for professionals at all levels is LinkedIn.  If you are looking for a job, growing a business, or wanting to strengthen your professional brand, attend this workshop to learn about LinkedIn best practices.

Event Details:

LOCATION: University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

DATE: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.


All Lines Technology
Automated Health Systems

American Eagle Outfitters

Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College

Data Science Automation, Inc.

DQE Communications, LLC

FedEx Services

General Dynamics Mission Systems – Viz

Interphase Materials

Keystone Collections Group

Lucas Systems, Inc.

Management Science Associates, Inc.

McKesson Pharmacy Systems
Method Automation Services

Net Health



RPM Industries

SESCO Enterprises, LLC

Sheetz, Inc.



More companies signing up every day.  Stay Tuned!!!


Questions about the event? Contact Andrea Krueger at

Cafe IW: Startup Ethics & Values
Thursday, December 12th, 8:30 am at Alloy26

Ben Herndon, Head of AI strategy at Vista Private Equity will keynote the December Cafe IW focused on why investors care about companies having an ethics and values strategy. The keynote will be followed by a discussion moderated by CMU’s CREATE Lab with a panel of founders from the recent AlphaLab Gear cohort that participated in the Ethics and Values pilot program. Hear practical advice and lessons learned from tech founders who built ethics and values into their companies from day one. RSVP HERE

AlphaLab Gear & 
AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup
Applications open on November 4th! 
If you’re building a physical product, look out for the AlphaLab Gear and Hardware Cup applications to open on November 4th! You can find them at Gear is IW’s nationally-ranked hardware accelerator. We guide early-stage physical product companies through a 30-week program that takes companies from an initial idea or prototype, through engaging early customers, to fulfilling demand by manufacturing at scale.


Building a more robust hardware ecosystem in southwestern PA by connecting our region’s startups and manufacturers.

The Innovation Works Scalable Innovation program expands business opportunities for both manufacturers and startups to overcome inherent challenges. We help members of the startup community build strong supply chain partnerships with manufacturers. Startups benefit from the expertise of experienced manufacturers in real-time, who can help overcome engineering, design and other technical challenges so the startup can reach commercial success faster and more efficiently.
We have FREE and open-to-the-community manufacturing programming happening at AlphaLab Gear now through December. Go to to read all about it and sign up!


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Let Us Help You Get Your Business Started

You know your product or service cold. But how about financing it? Marketing it? Managing your cash flow and accounting? Making sure your business is legal and protected?

On November 9th, the Pittsburgh chapter of SCORE brings together expert professionals in business law, business planning, accounting, business lending, insurance and marketing to answer questions for startup businesses.

Register now, and you can get hundreds of dollars’ worth of expert professional knowhow for just $25, and bring a guest for just $10 more. (Veterans free)

8am-1pm Saturday November 9, 2019

Enterprise Bank Offices (4091 Mt Royal Blvd, Allison Park, PA 15101)


Click below to register.

Register Here!


Free webinar

Join us for a free webinar and discover the potential for doing business in the markets of Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea & Vietnam

Tuesday, November 19, 2019  |  2:00 PM (Eastern)

Why the Indo-Pacific?

  • Japan is the third largest economy in the world, after the United States and China and fourth largest importer of U.S. goods.
  • South Korea remains one of the world’s most trade-dependent nations, with trade valued at 90 percent of GDP.
  • Thailand is not only one of the world’s top ten most visited countries, in 2018, Thailand received U.S. goods valued at $12.6 billion.
  • Hong Kong is an ideal platform for doing business in Asia, especially mainland China. Hong Kong is a free port that does not levy any customs tariff and has limited excise duties.
  • Vietnam’s young consumers are among the most optimistic in the world providing the right demographics for growth and receptivity to U.S. products and services.

Webinar Highlights

  • Engage with regional experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Learn about best prospect industries in the Indo-Pacific
  • Hear a company’s perspective about doing business in the region and attending Trade Winds
  • Opportunity to ask questions about the region and Trade Winds 2020

Meet the Regional Experts

  • Alan Turley –Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for China and Mongolia in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.


  • Laurie FarrisLaurie Farris – Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration

Register Here!

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Leadership Webinar! 

Exemplary leadership is built on values. Those wishing to go beyond simple management and step up to lead must first discover—and then embody—the values that are critically important to them.

Eventually encouraging your direct reports to take the same journey as you, in turn, encourages them to spread your organization’s values to their reports, in their own authentic voice, and on and on.

Read this blog and learn how to unlock your leadership skills by articulating your personal values.

Modeling The Way: Unlock Leadership Skills by Articulating Your Personal Values

Every month, I want to make good on my promise to send you one high-value leadership blog. These brief, but compelling blogs were created with the purpose of helping you learn something that you can immediately implement into your business as well as your personal life. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events: November 20th – Energize Your Sales Team… and Start 2020 Off Right

Allegheny DHS Case Competition

Local Government Case Competition

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Who participates? Graduate students in the areas of public policy, social work, psychology, public health, business, law, sustainability or other

When is the competition? Wednesday, November 6 – Saturday, November 9

What can students expect? Selected students will be asked to come to the Human Services Building in downtown Pittsburgh on the evening of November 6th. They’ll be presented with a human services problem / issue and meet the students they’ll be working with over the next 48 hours. Students then devote as much time as they need to coming up with a solution. Presentations are due at 7 a.m. on November 9th.

How should students apply? Students should submit resumes to

by October 25, 2019.

Please contact to discuss further.


Pitt Agile Gathering

November 9

7 AM – 6 PM

The 2019 PittAgile Gathering is a one day conference presented by highly qualified speakers and oriented towards personal growth. Topics/tracks are designed to engage those new to Agile and seasoned veterans.
Agile Games — Effective and fun ways to communicate Agile lessons to others.
Intro to Agile — A ½ day session for those needing an intro to Agile.
Leading Agility — An interactive and introspective day getting to the heart of leadership.
Scrum Master — A hands on workshop focused on growing yourself and building your team.

More detailed information including track descriptions, speaker bio’s, schedule and directions can be found at the website.

Registration is limited and the modest cost of $48 will be used to cover the day’s food and other minor expenses.

The registration free is waived for students of attending college or university.


Government Contracting Workshop: Get Face Time with SBA Experts

Looking to grow your business through government contracting? Learn from those who know.

If you‘re an established, for-profit business owner interested in SBA’s 8(a), HUBZone & Women-Owned certification programs, you’ll want to join us on November 20th for a FREE hands-on workshop with our team of specialists. They will review the requirements and application process in this monthly, face-to-face session. Space is limited and registration is required.

Where: SBA District Office, 411 7th Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

Suite 1450

When: Wednesday November 20th

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Reserve your slot: Contact us at 412-395-6560 


Register Here




Pittsburgh Magazine presents Pittsburgh’s Tomorrow, an event that brings together leaders in business, government, academia and the not-for-profit community to share their visions for Pittsburgh. Join us for a morning of food, coffee, networking and education.

Will we adopt strategies that expand the success of our research universities into the broader community? Sharpen your acumen on this important economic development topic. Meet the brilliant minds that will shed light on what Pittsburgh will be like…Tomorrow.


Pittsburgh’s Tomorrow
August Wilson African-American Cultural Center
Nov. 21 | 8:30 a.m. — noon



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