• Get the Most Out of Fall


    It’s easy to fall into a daily routine that doesn’t include much inspiration and motivation. As the leaves begin to change and the weather starts to cool down, it suddenly becomes harder to get out of bed and start the day on the right foot, but working in Pittsburgh makes all of this easier. This city is full of opportunity. Don’t let the cold weather bring you down, attend some of these great fall events to stay motivated and inspired!


    Invest in Her Pitch Competition

    Invest in Her is a local organization that strives to empower and encourage the growth of women owned business enterprises. On October 19 they will be hosting a competition that will feature 8 female entrepreneurs who will pitch their professional ventures to a panel of judges. This competition allows these female entrepreneurs to receive financial and professional support. This event is beneficial to both the Invest in Her organization but also to anyone who attends. The panel of featured females will provide useful information and networking opportunities to all attendees.


    Biz Networking

    Residence in by Marriott and Oakland Business Improvement District will be hosting a networking mixer on October 19 from 5-7 p.m. You can enjoy some great food, beverages and music while networking with some of Pittsburgh’s best entrepreneurs, business owners and start-ups. If you are interested in this event, you must RSVP by Monday, October 16.


    Think Outside the Boss

    If you are in the process of building your own co-op business or would simply like to understand more about the process, this event is perfect for you. On October 21 the Think Outside the Boss event will provide useful information for anyone pursuing work in a cooperative business. All attendees will be provided with information on the legal, financial, and operational issues of a business and how to work with these issues effectively.


    Maker Faire

    The region’s largest showcase of creativity, invention and innovation! On October 14 and 15 Pittsburgh Maker Faire will be hosting a variety of different inventors and innovators in the North Side. There will be featured technology, art, crafts, electronics and more. Come out to support all of the makers and maybe learn a thing or two about innovation!


    Network After Work Parlay Lounge

    On November 7 Network After Work will be hosting another networking event at Parlay Lounge from 6-9p.m. You will have the opportunity to participate in face-to-face networking and make connections with executives and professionals from across the U.S. This is an event that you definitely won’t want to miss out on. Bring your business cards and get ready to mingle!


    Spark Pittsburgh Freelancers Meetup: Networking with a Purpose

    Networking is crucial for all freelancers. That’s why SPARK hosts monthly meetups: to provide informative information and discussion to all freelancers in the Pittsburgh area. This month’s discussion will take place on November 1 and will be focused on:


    The four types of people you need in your network

    Why you must give in order to receive

    Strategies for building connections


    If this event interests you at all, don’t hesitate to attend! It’s a great way to get inspired and learn!