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Events, Activities and More

The region is alive with resources, activities and events for entrepreneurs.  From Monday Meetups to regional pitch events, entrepreneurs will be able to find learning, talent, expertise, money and more as the Allegheny Entrepreneurial Ecosystem grows and flourishes.

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May 29th, 2020


PITTchFEST is for student or social entrepreneur teams interested in competing for cash prizes with the final pitch at showcase. Teams need to register online!  First round is screening is completed by May 22nd.  Top three teams in student and proficient categories advance to final pitch round at Showcase for Commerce on May 29 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.


June 1 - PITTchFEST @ Showcase 


Applications Open April 1

Sample Student Application Link19

Sample Socialpreneurship Link19

Download 2019 Event Flyer


$1000+ available for the winning teams.



Special Monday Night Meetup with
Aaron Watson
September 9, 2019


Running with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

As CEO of Piper Creative, Aaron offers great guidance and stories around starting and building your brand and he has entrepreneurial spirit raging through his veins! This event offers jet fuel for entrepreneurs.


6:00pm - 7:30pm

September 9

Cook Family Idea Lab - Biddle 132

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown


To Register, Click Here for Details.


Monday Night MeetUps


Every first Monday, local rogue entrepreneurs and students gather with Mike Hruska, president of Problemsolutions toss around ideas and develop them for commercialization over the months. This is a community that collaborates with each other to build new enterprises and opportunities for the region. 


First Mondays Each Month: 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Cook Family Idea Lab

132 Biddle Hall

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown


No registration required...just show up!

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