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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.