6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
"Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.
Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm on April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, and 16th.
Classes focus on:
- Developing the business concept
- Identifying target customers and markets
- Marketing strategies
- Foundational operations of your business
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
If you require a Comprehensive Business plan for your business to secure funding, bring in a business partner, launch your business or grow your business, Breaking Down the Business Plan is the workshop for you. This one day workshop takes a deep dive into each section of the business plan with a concentration on financial projections, what are they and how to create them.
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Electronic textiles, also known as smart garments, smart clothing, smart textiles, or smart fabrics, are fabrics that enable digital components such as a battery and a light (including small computers), and electronics to be embedded in them. Smart textiles are fabrics that have been developed with new technologies that provide added value to the wearer. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of e-textiles based on a project. Facilitated by Lori Hepner,
Artist and Associate Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State University. Limited to 15 people.
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
CWBC is a partner for this daylong event, which will provide opportunities to network with Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, Prime Contractors, Universities, Support Organizations, and other businesses both large and small. Attendees can connect with representatives throughout the day, attend training sessions, market their products and services, and get answers to their questions.
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ideas, energy, and passion are the base for any business, and you’re already good at that. Where many businesses struggle is in the area of risk management — how to sustain the business and avoid risk and legal liability.
In this seminar, we’ll help you better understand and navigate a number of those challenging areas.
Discussion topics include: Contracts, Insurance, Indemnification, Employee/Independent Contractor Classification, and what to do if a claim is made against your business.
Presented by: Beth Slagle, Esq. of Meyer Unkovic & Scott.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
How can Pittsburgh women put themselves in position to gain access to more c-suites and boardrooms? Stefani Pashman, CEO, Allegheny County Conference on Community Development, will share insights from her career on topics such as preparing to be board-ready, board service and entering the c-suite. During her talk, she’ll discuss trends, opportunities and challenges for women leaders in Pittsburgh to better position themselves for these types of leadership opportunities.
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
How often does your career inspiration and interest connect to your personal passion? This interactive presentation from Dina L. Clark, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Covestro LLC, will highlight the importance of building passion into your focus as you navigate your personal and professional journey, and challenge participants to answer their “Why?” question. Participants will also be able to:
-Consider how bias might impact or impede the strategic development process
-Identify at least 3 resources to consider for ongoing professional development
-Identify ways to continue to build genuine, strategic relationships
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Your business is off to a fast start and you’ve landed a number of new clients. But have you adequately protected the very foundation of your business — the creative ideas and/or unique designs that set you apart from your competition?
In this seminar, we’ll help you better understand the various business considerations with respect to intellectual property law.
Discussion topics include: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Trade Secrets
Presented by: David Oberdick, Esq. and Michael Monyok, Esq. of Meyer Unkovic & Scott.
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