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October 11 & 12, 2017

Heinz Field | Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for the 11th 3 Rivers Venture Fair at Heinz Field.

This well-regarded event was created in 2002 to introduce pioneering technology companies from a ten-state region to investors who can fund them. To date, companies showcased at past Fairs have collectively gone on to raise over $740 million.

The 2016 3RVF last April drew nearly 1,000 in attendance, a record 142 capital-raising entrepreneurs and 62 sponsors. During the two day event, over 1,400 meetings were held between investors and entrepreneurs.

To learn more about 3RVF and how you can be involved as a sponsor, join us as an attendee or to introduce your venture to investors, please contact us at information@3rvf.com for details.

Agenda

Tentative agenda. Subject to change.

Wednesday, October 11th

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Venture Connection
For pre-selected entrepreneurs & investors

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Registration

12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

University Technology Showcase Luncheon

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Session 1: "Crossing the Finish Line: How to Prepare for the Exit"

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Session 2: "Driving the Future: Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Panel"

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 12th

7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration & Exhibits

8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Keynote
Robert Neivart, Venture Partner at 500 Startups

9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Venture Connection
For pre-selected entrepreneurs & investors

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Session 3: "Cybersecurity: Update on the Latest Risks and Opportunities"

10:40 - 11:25 a.m.

Session 4: "Robots for the Greater Good"

11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Session 5: "Latest in Consumer Trends and How They Manifest in Product Design and Marketing Strategies"

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Lunch, Keynote Speaker & Charity Raffle

Venture Connection is the event at the center of the 3 Rivers Venture Fair. In this exciting format, 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. Each session will be broken into 20 minute segments giving each investor the chance to meet with up to 36 capital-seeking, well-screened entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs must apply to participate in Venture Connection. These applications are then reviewed by our Selection Committee to ensure that Venture Connection will be a quality showcase of promising technology ventures.

Entrepreneurs will be given time to give an elevator pitch to the investors. Investors will then share more about what they look for in prospects and discuss their respective funds and investment strategies. If there is a connection, private one-on-one meetings can be scheduled.

If you are an entrepreneur interested in participating in Venture Connection please fill out our Entrepreneur Application. If you know an entrepreneur who you think should participate please fill our our Entrepreneur Nomination form.

Accredited investors interested in participating in Venture Connection can register at the following link: www.3rvf.com/register?type=investor

If you have any further questions about participating in Venture Connection, please contact us at: information@3rvf.com | (412) 228-5826.

Accommodations

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore is the perfect hotel for business and leisure travelers. Located in North Shore and less than a quarter mile from downtown Pittsburgh, the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore hotel is centrally located to popular area attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts and the Rivers Casino.

The 3RVF has arranged a room block for the nights of October 10 & 11 at a rate of $159/night. You can book your room online by clicking the button below.

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

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Sponsorship Questions?
Contact our offices for more information: (412) 228-5885 | kelly@thepvca.org

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