What event do you want to hold? Think of a catchy title and a few sentences to describe what you are planning to do. Feel free to be creative or literal!
Where would you like to have your event? Have a cool space that you’d like to invite other innovators into? Is there a little known venue that you’ve had your eye on? Do you need help identifying a venue? Let us know.
When would be the most appropriate days/times for your event? Think about: Do you want to host a cocktail party or would you rather run a morning workshop? Would you be more suited to host an afternoon panel discussion or a lunch and learn about the topic of your choice?
Why is this important for people to hear about right now? What do you hope people will get out of your event? Networking? Sharing ideas? Learning something new? It is up to you!
Who is your event for? What types of people would find this event most relevant to their personal or professional interests or success. Remember, we will prioritize events that serve the community at-large and are as accessible as possible.
Feel free to host an event with a partner or two of your choosing or we can help make intros.
How can we help
While we don’t offer direct funding for staffing, we are always open to learning where potential gaps are and helping directing more capacity your way.
Include these to help us amplify your message.
We’ll take the event submissions (link here), review them and get back to the Hosts with any questions we have.
Example Event Goal:
Style: “Switch Pitch” - Corporate
What is this? A company that has committed a certain amount of $ will ask startups and creators to hear out their problems and pitch potential solutions. If the company likes the solution they will at least explore how they can work together.
Outcome: Companies meet our region’s innovators and those innovators get access to several of our region’s $1Bil brands.
Example Event Goal: Roundtable/Panels
Style: Interactive - one-to-many
What is this? An opportunity to share a unique POV, have an inspiring speaker, or organize a group of experts with LIVED experience that are ready to share. Teach something new, highlight an important moment in time, or co-create something brilliant together!
Outcome: People from all walks of life come together to share, debate, and network while they grow.
Example Event Goal:
Key Destination Visit
Style: One on few
What is this? An adventure around the region. Visit a robotics artist studio, cultural institution, or one of the numerous places where amazing things are already happening. You provide an insider look, sneak peak, or once in a blue moon moment to meet some of the best makers and doers around town that wouldn’t otherwise have their doors open.
Outcome: Showcase the uniquely Pittsburgh places where the magic is happening.