Carnegie Mellon University


May 28, 2019

Metro21 joins panel at Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum Event

The Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum serves the Pittsburgh community by connecting people through different events that focus on a variety of facets of the regionals entrepreneurial development.

The Forums most recent event was entitled “Technology of the people, by the people, and for the people: How Pittsburgh is leading the way for technology-enabled government”.  The panel discussed how Pittsburgh is leading the way in using technology to improve lives of its citizens through technology and by utilizing public/private partnerships. Metro21’s Executive Director, Karen Lightman joined the panel to inform Pittsburgh entrepreneurs about Metro21’s efforts in this space.

Panelists included:

  • Moderator:  Lindsay Powell:  Assistant Chief of Staff – Office of Mayor William Peduto
  • Alison Alvarez: Co-Founder & CEO, BlastPoint Inc.
  • Jim Gibbs: Co-Founder & CEO, Meter Feeder
  • Karen Lightman: Executive Director, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute 
  • Dr. Benjamin Schmidt: CTO, RoadBotics

To learn more about the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum, visit their website here.