Reporters and bloggers covering the tech industry for new and traditional media are invited to Pittsburgh for a September 11 – 13, 2014 tech crawl/media study tour organized by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance with support from ImaginePittsburgh and in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.
Step away from your computer, get out of the newsroom and slip into Pittsburgh, Pa. to explore and meet the companies, innovators, entrepreneurs and makers that are shaking up an information technology revolution, including game-changing start-ups like Sole Power(chosen to represent Pittsburgh at the White House Maker Faire) and global titans like Google. Go behind the scenes at these and other companies where visionaries reveal, straight up, why Pittsburgh and its tech acumen are chill for them.
Last call for the tech crawl is a chaser of the THRIVAL Innovation + Music Festival – “a Pittsburgh celebration and showcase … killer ideas, fresh concepts, the hungriest entrepreneurs” plus an awesome lineup of major national music acts including Portugal. The Man. and Moby as 2014 headliners.
Technology and innovation have been key drivers of the Pittsburgh region’s 30-year economic transformation. You will:
- Discover how “tech touches everything” for which Pittsburgh is known today
- See how tech converges with other key industry sectors in the region – resulting in new business opportunities and competitive advantages
Visit globally renowned Carnegie Mellon University – one of the world’s premier universities for computer science, robotics and technology. Meet new and veteran faculty who are nurturing the next generation of tech-inspired innovators and get a peak at some of the freshest advances – touching areas as diverse as medicine, manufacturing and energy – being cultivated on campus.