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Starters Series

The Starters Series is for Pittsburgh entrepreneurs, startups and businesses from ideation to early execution providing a first look into the most crucial elements of starting a business or organization.

Each lecture, workshop, discussion or panel is presented by an expert in that topic area and is designed for individuals looking to learn more about the subject through the lens of entrepreneurship. The series is free and takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 PM at Ascender in East Liberty, Pittsburgh.

Who Should Attend?

I have an idea

I've started a company

I’m growing a company

Our 2019 Curriculum

Networking Celebration | 11/20/2019

End of Year Celebration

Date 2/12/2019
Theme Building Brand Assets
Topic Branding
Description Speaker: Maralynn Jacoby, Founder of Bear Left Bear
Date 3/12/2019
Theme Workplace Communication
Topic Management
Description Speaker: Andrea Wetherald, Owner of &Beyond
Date 4/9/2019
Theme User Interface
Topic UX/UI
Description Speaker: Alex Gindin, VP of Operations at fivestar*
Date 5/14/2019
Theme Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs
Topic Marketing
Description Speaker: Jordon Rooney, CEO & Founder of NFBD
Date 6/11/2019
Theme Predicting Your Sales
Topic Sales
Description Speaker: Greg Russak, Consultant at M. Masters Corporation
Date 7/9/2019
Theme Financial Modeling
Topic Financial Modeling Basics
Description Speaker: Stephan Mueller, CEO and Managing Partner of Localize Capital Management
Date 8/13/2019
Theme Raising Capital
Topic Alternative Funding Options
Description Speaker: Julie Gulick, President & CEO of Bally Design
Date 10/8/2019
Theme International Business
Topic Principles of International Business
Description Speakers: Jason Ott & Derrick Maultsby, Dickie McCamey
Date 11/20/2019
Theme End of Year
Topic Networking Celebration
Description A year end celebration

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