Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Aug
    21

    Concept to Launch

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    $95
    Chatham Eastside, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    "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 starting on August 21st and ending on September 25th.

    Classes focus on:
    - Developing the business concept
    - Identifying target customers and markets
    - Marketing strategies
    - Foundational operations of your business
    - Basic financials
    - Legal business entities
    - Developing and delivering your “pitch”

    To view the syllabus for the Concept to Launch program: Click Here.
    A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital and HRT Solutions . Scholarship applications are now closed.

  • Sep
    23

    Webinar: Certification & Beyond - Advantages of Certification for Your Woman Owned Business

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Free, Registration Required
    Online

    Description: Government agencies and most large companies have programs to use minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ, and disability-owned providers … but can only count you if you’re certified. Certified businesses have access to special networking and educational opportunities. Learn the basics about certification and the doors it can help open for your business during this webinar.
    Presenters: Joanne E. Peterson & Marian Neilson, Abator's Get Diversity Certified

    REGISTER

  • Oct
    02

    Workshop: Think Beyond the Bank - Alternative Funding for Your Small Business

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Free, registration required
    CoLab18 at Nova Place, 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Hosted by Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, Riverside Center for Innovation and Women’s Business Enterprise Council East (WBEC-EAST) .
    Hear from popular local funding options and meet some programs new to town. Networking and opportunity for questions will occur before and after the presentations. Light refreshments will be served.

    Featuring representatives from the following organizations presenting at the workshop: Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, Diversity Business Resource Center, Kiva Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Progress Fund, Bridgeway Capital, Honeycomb Credit, Idea Foundry, and the Hebrew Free Loan Association Pittsburgh.

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  • Oct
    09

    Concept to Launch

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    $95
    Chatham Eastside, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    "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 starting on October 9th and ending on November 20th, (No class on October 23rd).

    Classes focus on:
    - Developing the business concept
    - Identifying target customers and markets
    - Marketing strategies
    - Foundational operations of your business
    - Basic financials
    - Legal business entities
    - Developing and delivering your “pitch”

    To view the syllabus for the Concept to Launch program: Click Here.
    A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital and HRT Solutions . Scholarship applications are now closed.
    Registration will be open soon.

  • Oct
    21

    Thinking Bigger: How to Take a Business Global in 5 Years – The Success Story of Snapology, a Pittsburgh S.T.E.A.M. Education Franchise Company

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    $10
    Chatham Eastside, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    The story of how two sisters Lisa and Laura Coe from Pittsburgh created Snapology, and have grown the business to over 100 locations across the globe in less than a decade…all it took was a good idea and a ton of perseverance! Before Lisa and Laura Coe became business partners, they were sisters and best friends. Eventually, they wanted to create a business that could involve their children. More importantly, they wanted that business to be educational. Their “A-ha!” moment came after observing the love their children had for creative play using building blocks and materials that snap together. The idea of offering a program to teach science, mathematics, technology and literacy concepts excited them given their backgrounds in mathematics and science.

    Come hear about the growth process, the decision to license and then the pivot to a franchise model, international expansion and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Plus, it’s Snapology…we’ll keep it fun as we engage in some “serious play.”

    About Snapology: Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2015, Snapology's mission is to provide children with an opportunity to engage in playful learning activities that stimulate creativity and an interest in learning. Using LEGO® bricks and other building toys, Snapology emphasizes S.T.E.A.M principles, teamwork & socialization. With over 100 locations currently open and operating throughout the United States and inter …

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