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Open Innovation Summit
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100 (First Floor) Pittsburgh 15219
Using Open Innovation and Design Driven Innovation to Create Radical Innovation
Without the ability to innovate quickly and often your company will be left behind. That is why the Pittsburgh Technology Council and 113 Industries partnered to offer the Open Innovation Summit, a one-day training event focused on learning how open innovation techniques and big data analytics can create radical innovation at your company.
Companies can no longer rely solely on internal sources for unique ideas and breakthroughs. The new environment of R&D replaces the logic of an earlier era, where innovation was closed off from outside ideas and technologies. In addition, the ability to gather, analyze and use the unprecedented amounts of data available today to guide decision making is opening whole new possibilities for innovation.
The goal of the session is to identify the sources of innovative success and failure inside corporations, and how companies can use open innovation and big data analytics to develop and sustain a capability to innovate.
More information on the speakers and event can be found at:
Angel Resource Institute: Due Diligence
Thursday, May 23, 2013
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Please note date change from May 14 to May 23.
In conjunction with the Angel Resource Institute (ARI), co-founded by the Kauffman Foundation and multiple angel investment groups, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is hosting this interactive half-day seminar.
Understanding how to prepare for and perform due diligence on a company is one of the most important pieces of executing a successful early stage equity deal.
Angel Groups and Investors that have a strong due diligence process are better positioned to increase returns. In fact, the Kauffman Foundation report, “Returns of Angels in Groups,” found that there is a direct correlation between the more time investors spend on due diligence and an increased rate of return on their investments.
In our half-day course Due Diligence, we will teach you the fundamentals of how to prepare for, set up and execute a solid due diligence process in an interactive classroom-style setting taught by ARI’s renowned faculty of certified lead instructors.
Angel Groups and Investors that have a solid due diligence process are also better able to validate investment opportunities while learning to avoid being fooled. They gain greater confidence in their ability to execute deals because they learn to minimize hidden risk in the companies they evaluate.
Entrepreneurs that understand how to conduct due diligence save time and money. Most entrepreneurs seeking equity investment will be required to supply their potential investors with a lot of information, data and paperwork. If you are not prepared it can be a painstaking process. Knowing what investors expect in order to gain confidence in a deal will give you an edge on securing a good deal and, more importantly, allow you to better focus on growing your business.
Startup Support Professionals can increase the value of their services to clients and constituencies when they can more effectively advise them on the due diligence process. Professionals such as incubator managers, economic development staff, and university personnel, all have important roles in growing successful companies. The more knowledge you can transfer the better positioned for success your clients will be.
In our half-day course Due Diligence, we will teach you the fundamentals of how to prepare for, set up and execute a solid due diligence process. We accomplish this in an interactive classroom-style setting taught by ARI’s renowned faculty of certified lead instructors. Each lead instructor has at least 10 years or more of angel investing experience, leading early stage companies and managing angel investment groups.
Event Sponsors: Alpern Rosenthal | Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Entrepreneur Sponsor: C-leveled
Venture In: NewSpring Capital
Thursday, June 13, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100 ( First Floor, Resource Room), Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Join NewSpring Capital as they discuss their fund and investment strategy. NewSpring manages more than $850 million across four distinct private equity investment strategies including:
(i) NewSpring Growth, which invests equity capital in businesses within the business services, enabling technology and information technology sectors to support growth, recapitalizations, mergers & acquisitions;
(ii) NewSpring Healthcare, which invests equity capital in businesses within the healthcare services, specialty pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors to support growth, recapitalizations, mergers & acquisitions;
(iii) NewSpring Holdings which focuses on control buyouts and platform builds across a variety of industries including business process automation, services, software and specialty manufacturing; and
(iv) NewSpring Mezzanine, partners with business owners and financial sponsors to provide mezzanine debt and equity to support growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations.
NewSpring Capital combines deep operating knowledge with financial and investing expertise to provide growing companies the financial resources, advice, network of contacts and strategic partnerships necessary to be successful. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear more about NewSpring Capital.
Alpern Rosenthal | Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
UPMC - Technology Development Center
9:30am Registration & Networking
Event Registration Policy
Attendees must pre-pay for all Council Programs. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received. Walk-ins, when accepted, will be processed on-site with an additional $20 surcharge. Unless otherwise noted, cancellations must be received two business days prior to an event to qualify for a refund. Substitutions welcome. Please attempt to register at least 24 hours prior to the event so that there is an accurate count for food orders and venue.
Get Started!Contact Julien Scranton, Director, Business Growth Services, for more information.