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Sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 3 Rivers Venture Fair are available!
Questions? Reach out to Kelly Szejko at kelly@thepvca.org or +1 (412) 228-5885

The 3 Rivers Venture Fair (3RVF) is the premier venture conference in the Ohio Valley region. Every eighteen months, hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and top-tier service providers from around the world gather in Pittsburgh for this two-day meeting of ideas and finance.

As a testament to the Fair's success, here are some of the impressive milestones we have reached:

raised by 3RVF participating companies
Venture Connection meetings since 2016
of 3RVF participating companies attract capital

Pittsburgh is on the rise as a leading innovation hub, and this is just the start of 3RVF’s continued growth. The 3RVF is expected to attract hundreds of investors and innovators from across the country, and we hope you will be counted among them.


Tentative; Subject to change.

February 7th

7:30 am
Registration & Check-In for Venture Connection Participants
8:30 am - 11:05 am
Venture Connection - Round 1
10:15 am - 5:30 pm
General Registration
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Session 1 - How to Raise Funds from Strategic Investors
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Session 2 - The Underdog Financing Option: Why You Should Consider Debt Financing During Your Capital Raise
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Investor Link
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Session 3 - How the Right Funding Partners Can Help You Navigate Business Challenges
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3RVF Welcome Reception

February 8th

8:00 am
General Registration
8:15 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast & UPMC Fireside Chat: Commercializing the Medical Expertise in Pittsburgh
9:45 am - 12:20 pm
Venture Connection - Round 2
10:50 am - 11:50 am
Session 5 - Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Company?
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Closing Lunch & Awards Ceremony & Keynote Speaker: Mary Beth Green of Sheetz

Venture Connection is the event at the center of the 3 Rivers Venture Fair. In this exciting format, investors host meetings with groups of entrepreneurs that have been matched with them based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. Each session is broken into twenty minute segments giving each investor the chance to meet with up to two dozen well-screened, capital-seeking 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 showcase of promising 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.

Through this process, we make many introductions of successful future partnerships.

Click here to learn more about our 2023 participating companies!

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

For the convenience of our attendees we have reserved a block of rooms in the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, the venue of the 2023 3RVF. This beautiful hotel is where Pittsburgh's framed three rivers meet soaring skyscrapers, and awaits to offer you an inspired experience in the heart of downtown.

You can book your hotel room at the discounted group rate by clicking the button below.

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