April 5 & 6, 2016

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

April 5 & 6, 2016

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA



Big Changes in 2016!

The growth and impact of the 3 Rivers Venture Fair (3RVF) since its debut in 2002 has truly been remarkable and a testament to the need for an event of this caliber in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Million Raised


Presentations Given


2014 Presenting Companies Raised Money

One of the factors behind the continued growth of the 3RVF, however, is that we strive to keep it fresh and dynamic with an influx of new elements. In fact, 2016 will usher in a new era as the 3RVF returns for the 10th time.

Ultimately, the goal of the 3RVF is to unite promising, capital-seeking companies and the investors who can fund them. With that in mind, we're proud to introduce the biggest change for this year.

The Fair was excellent! It offered a terrific mix of companies of all sorts, service providers and capital sources. And the networking opportunities were excellent as well. One of the reasons to attend the Fair is to see folks you need to see all gathered in one spot. The 3RVF makes that easy. I will be there the next time!

Tom Penn - MVP Capital Partners

Since the Fair's debut in 2002, the cornerstone of the event has been the company presentations - where capital-raising entrepreneurs were given eight minutes to pitch their investment prospects to attending venture capitalists and private investors.

We are doing away with the presentations this year in favor of a format called Venture Connection. Investors will host tables to meet with groups of entrepreneurs that have been matched with them based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. With two, two-hour Venture Connection sessions and 20 minute table meetings, investors have the potential to meet with 48-72 capital-seeking, well-screened entrepreneurs.

If you are an entrepreneur interested in participating in Venture Connection please complete the Entrepreneur Application. If you know an entrepreneur who should participate, please complete our short Company Nomination Form.

If you're an investor interested in participating in Venture Connection please contact our offices at (412) 228-5885.

The 3RVF was a great way for us to get in front of real investors and advisers that were serious about making lasting connections. We look forward to working with them years to come.

Tom Galluzzo - IAM Robotics


Tentative Agenda - Subject to Change

11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Registration, Exhibits & Attendee Lounge Open
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Opening Luncheon
1:30 - 4:00 pm
University Technology Showcase
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Venture Connection Round #1
4:15 - 5:00 pm
Behind the Deal #1
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception & Company Showcase
7:30 am - 2:15 pm
Registration, Exhibits & Attendee Lounge Open
7:30 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 8:30 am
Behind the Deal #2
8:45 - 9:45 am
Company Showcase
9:45 - 11:45 am
Venture Connection Round #2
11:15 - 11:45 am
Behind the Deal #3
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Lunch, Charity Presentation & Keynote
2:00 - 2:15 pm
Closing Remarks & Charity Raffle
Restricted to Pre-Selected Entrepreneurs & Investors

I frequently attend venture conferences, and the 3RVF is without question one of the best ones I’ve seen. The presenting companies were well-screened, investable opportunities led by capable entrepreneurs. The crowd the Fair draws – from investors to services providers to industry experts – makes for valuable networking.

Charlie Crawford - Chrysalis Ventures


Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?
Contact our Offices at: (412) 228-5885 | kelly@thepvca.org

This is Just the Beginning!

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