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Thursday, April 5 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
An Inclusive Path From Making to Manufacturing

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Free to attend. Open to all individuals.

Pittsburgh’s robust maker scene is helping fuel the transformation of the city’s manufacturing ecosystem. During this event makers, manufacturers, and community leaders will come together to discuss the many ways makers can continue to shape the manufacturing industry. We will explore how to turn ideas into business opportunities, work through scaling challenges, and how a maker’s skill set can translate into employment opportunities.  Additionally, we will explore road blocks makers face and how community leaders can best support the city’s growing maker movement.

This event is part of Inclusive Innovation week and is co-sponsored by PantherlabWorks (part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute For Entrepreneurial Excellence) and HackPGH. The event will take place at the University of Pittsburgh's Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) maker space. Please reach out to Christine.marty@pittsburghpa.gov for childcare needs.

Speakers include:
Connie Palucka - Catalyst Connection
Jessica Sinclair - Innovation Institute
Joel Johnson - BoXZY
Nisha Blackwell - Knotzland
Terri Glick - Innovation Works

Moderated by:
Chad Elish

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Chad Elish

President, HackPGH
Chad is a driving force in the maker movement. He helps facilitate making as HackPGH’s President, by producing Maker Faires across the US, and is a founder of Nation of Makers. He travels across the world to speak and grow the maker community. He’s here to aid in the movement... Read More →