501 Grant Street 11th Floor

  • Start Date: Tue Jan 15, 2019
  • Starts at: 06:00 PM
  • Ends at: 09:00 PM


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Don Morrison

Chairman of Deal Flow, Blue Tree Allied Angels

Jennifer Wilhelm

Assistant Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)

Cole Wolfson

Senior Program Manager, AlphaLab Gear

Jason Jones

Director of Entrepreneurship, Idea Foundry

Olga Pogoda

Co-Founder, KRNLS

Scot Mac Taggart

Principal, MacTaggart, LLC

About the Event

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business 
  • Anyone that wants an understanding of fundraising for early stage businesses and products


 What are some of the Topics?

  • The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company
  • How to make yourself more attractive to investors
  • How to utilize online fundraising networks and platforms, like AngelList, Gust, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo.
  • How to meet and work with different sources of capital, such as friends and family, angel investors, venture capitalists, government grants and loans, and more.
  • and more...


What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Talks from Entrepreneurs who have raised capital, and Investors who fund startups
  • Question and Answer
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant


This event is free to attend. Join us for a fun evening! For more free startup events, visit

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