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Pitch us, Pittsburgh

We’re getting nearer to placing our highlight on Pittsburgh, and there’s fairly a bit happening behind the scenes. We’ve been spending a ton of time chatting with of us who’re on the bottom within the metropolis, and we’ve had a good time studying and listening, which we predict will make this installment of our Highlight sequence essentially the most dynamic but.

As we share extra particulars on who will likely be taking part, similar to CMU’s President Farnam Jahanian, we nonetheless wish to hear from these of you constructing corporations within the ‘Burgh.

We’ve heard from almost 50 corporations specializing in issues like digital well being, small enterprise loans, patent growth, robotics and clear tech, and we’ll be choosing three corporations to pitch reside throughout the event on June 29th.

As a result of we anticipate all kinds of attendees, together with buyers, this might be a chance to take issues to the subsequent stage, be it by means of recruiting new staff or discovering a brand new advisor. In spite of everything, something can occur at a TechCrunch occasion.

Merely fill out this form and your organization might be chosen to pitch through the occasion.

Moreover, and to study extra about who’s who and what’s what in Pittsburgh, we’re going to be hosting a conversation on Twitter Spaces tomorrow (Friday) at 4 p.m. ET. Co-hosting will likely be considered one of our favourite Yinzers, Kit Mueller. Anticipate a little bit of trivia, updates on information and happenings within the metropolis and extra.

Register for the event as we speak, come chat with us tomorrow and submit your company or go the phrase alongside to somebody who ought to!


June 29, 2021

2:00 p.m. EDT
Constructing Pittsburgh. Speaker to be introduced!

2:20 p.m. EDT
Creating Duolingo. Karin Tsai, head of engineering, is about to talk on the trade-offs between engagement and edtech, scale and satisfaction, and the way a easy A/B take a look at may help.

2:40 p.m. EDT
From Pupil to Startup. CMU President Farnam Jahanian will communicate on the college’s cutting-edge robotics and automation analysis and the way it’s retaining modern startups in Pittsburgh.

3:10 p.m. EDT
Pittsburgh Pitch-off. Startups may have two minutes to ship their pitch, and our audio system may have 4 minutes to present their suggestions. Pittsburgh startups ought to apply right here