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SMPS October 2016 Luncheon: Start-ups, Technology and Robotics

October 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Pittsburgh has transformed from a steel town to a tech startup hub, attracting top tech companies and venture capital.

Please join SMPS Pittsburgh at 11:30 a.m. on October 19th for a panel discussion on Start-ups, Robotics and Technology companies and how they are shaping our region. We will discuss who is relocating or expanding and why these companies selected Pittsburgh.


Donald F. Smith, President – Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC)

Denis Meinert, Head of Finance – Duolingo

Joseph Tosi, Vice President – Oxford Realty Services, Inc.

Gregory Coticchia, Director – University of Pittsburgh’s Student Startup Accelerator ‘The Blast Furnace’

Moderator:  Jonathan Kersting – Pittsburgh Technology Council


Members – $45

Non-members – $65

Walk-Ins – $75

*PLEASE NOTE: The selection for lunch will be a CHICKEN meal. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Sheena Hoover at secretary@smpspittsburgh.org and we will accommodate your needs.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event!  Please contact our sponsorship team (Michael Len & Katie Stern) at Sponsorship@SMPSPittsburgh.org if you are interested in sponsoring.

Annual Sponsors 




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The “Start-ups, Robotics and Technology” program is ideal for professionals who are:

  • Principals and Owners Interested in pursuing opportunities in Southwestern PA
  • A/E/C professionals looking for current and upcoming business opportunities
  • Business development and marketing professionals desiring to expand their professional network
  • Professionals invested in supporting growth in the A/E/C industry

Benefits of Attending include:

  • Opportunities for face-time with decision makers
  • Learninig about current and upcoming business opportunities
  • Networking with colleagues and clients

Upcoming Programs – Save These Dates:

  • November 9, 2016 – Grading Higher Education
  • January 18, 2017 – Regional Construction Forecast
  • February 15, 2017 – Keeping Up with Our Healthcare Systems
  • March 15, 2017 – Exploring Shell Opportunities
  • May 17, 2017– Building Transportation Systems

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting Ann Sekely, treasurer@smpspittsburgh.org. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly. If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

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