Pittsburgh Startup News - March 18th

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:  (submit your event)

Tuesday, March 19th:

BioBreakfast
 
Riviera Building | 8 AM - 10 AM

McGinnis Venture Competition Final Round Celebration
Swartz Center | 1 PM - 7 PM

Wednesday, March 20th:

PDMA Pittsburgh Panel Discussion: Innovation’s Impact on Product Management

Bakery Square | 6 PM - 8 PM
Breaking into Data Science

Benedum Hall | 7 PM - 8 PM

Thursday, March 21st:

Smart Start: How to Structure your Capital Raise - Part 1

Virtual | 5 PM - 6:15 PM

Think Beyond the Bank - Alternative Funding for Your Small Business

Univ. of Pgh Engagement Center | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Clear the AIR: UX & Engineering

Code & Supply | 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Friday, March 22nd:

Lab to Climate Venture: Solving Problems that Matter

Swartz Center | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, March 23rd:

Quality Attribute Driven Design Workshop

Code & Supply | 10 AM - 12 PM

Pgh Game Makers: In-Person Game Development Meetup

Looking for Group | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Career Opportunities: (submit your job opening) 

Conservation Labs

IoT Device Engineer | 5+ YOE | Pittsburgh, PA
FormLogic

NPI Engineer, CNC Machining | 3+ YOE | Pittsburgh, PA
IRA Logix

Senior Software Engineer  | 8+ YOE | Remote
Mapless AI

ML Engineer: Computer Vision & LIDAR  | 3+ YOE | Hybrid

Programs Worth Applying For:

Alphalab - early-stage software companies based in Western PA should apply for the accelerator program.
Kaggle March Machine Learning Mania 2024 - forecast the 2024 College Basketball Tournaments
Viam’s Hack an Everyday Device with AI Challenge - Calling all engineers! Join Viam for a 6-week challenge to improve an everyday machine, adding AI to enhance the functionality of a device of your choosing for a chance to win up to $4k in prizes/perks.
Robin Hood AI Poverty Challenge - the challenge awards three $1Mil prizes for breakthrough AI solutions in education, workforce development, and financial empowerment. 

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Tactical Resources:

  • NVIDIA Inception - a free program design to help startups evolve faster through cutting-edge tech, opportunities to connect with VCs, and access to the latest NVIDIA resources

  • Strategic Design in a Box - In the challenging world of social impact initiatives, traditional methods often fall short. How do you navigate these complexities and truly make a difference? The game changer; strategic design. (scholarships available for social impact orgs)

Startup #GhostSigns

Beta Testers Wanted / Early Adopter Deals:

  • SiteWiz - (8) ecommerce site owners wanted to use SiteWiz’s AI-Driven iterative optimization platform. $50 for 10 actionable and data-driven text, design, and structural recommendations to increase conversion rates. Contact: [email protected]

  • SkillBuilder.io - B2B Sales leaders wanted to beta test our AI-powered sales enablement platform. Get early access to the latest ethical AI capabilities, have direct access to the founders, and receive a substantial discount if you decide to hire your first digital salesperson. Contact: [email protected]

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