Saturday, July 23, 2011

GlobalPittsburgh Introduces First Thursdays - Networking Nights Every Month Starting Aug. 4 at Mullaney's

GlobalPittsburgh introduces First Thursdays - a regular monthly night of networking and socializing with different themes, different activities and different locations - but always with an international flavor - on the first Thursday of every month.

The first event is an evening at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle in the Strip District on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of friends, music and good spirits with an international flair. Many thanks to UPMC, our lead supporter for this kick-off event.

Celebrate Ireland, meet visitors from many countries including a group from Korea spending a month studying English in Pittsburgh, and network with globally-minded folks from all over.

There will be free appetizers, live music by Guaranteed Irish, bar specials on Guinness and Blue Moon, raffles, celebrity bartender and more. Admission is free (although there will be GlobalPittsburgh membership information if you want to sign up at the door).

Guest Bartenders:
Michael Lamb, Pittsburgh City Controller
Robert Kennedy, VP Government Affairs at UPMC

Raffle items:
1. A large basket full of Irish gifts, including Guaranteed Irish CDs. (Value: over $200)

2. Three months membership to Urban Active Fitness in Bakery Square. (Value: $150)

3. Four Language lessons by Christine Frechard’s Institute of International Art and Languages (Value: $60)

4. Massage package with assortment of body rubs by Massage Envy (Value: $50)

5. Three Yoga sessions (Value: $30)

Please feel free to forward this to your friends and network and whatever you can do to help spread the word about the event.
Thanks to support from UPMC
Mullaney's is located at 2329 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

For more information, contact Tim Allen at 412-392-4513 or by email at

Friday, July 22, 2011

CMU's Entertainment Technology Center Forms Partnership with Salford University in Manchester, UK

The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Salford in Manchester, United Kingdom, to collaborate on interactive, creative digital media projects.

The partnership will include student exchanges, the development of postgraduate courses and research projects in acoustics, media asset management and "edutainment," the fusion of education and entertainment pioneered by the ETC.

The partnership comes as Salford is preparing to open a new media facility, called MediaCityUK, where 1,500 students will work and study alongside major media organizations in the BBC.

"Interactive digital media is the language of young people all over the world, so expanding the ETC's connection to include the UK is a natural," said ETC Executive Producer Don Marinelli. The University of Salford is the one British university that has expressed the greatest interest in connecting with us."

Marinelli said the University of Salford is a world leader in the area of acoustics and audio research and development, and that the ETC has much to learn from Salford in those areas.

"Our move to MediaCityUK is about creating links — not just in the North, West and the UK — but internationally, and Carnegie Mellon fits with our objectives perfectly," said University of Salford Vice Chancellor and Professor Martin Hall. "Carnegie Mellon is a global leader in digital and creative teaching and research, and both institutions stand to benefit significantly from this partnership."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

GlobalPittsburgh Teams with TiE-Pittsburgh to Present "Innovation in a Connected World; Global Investment and Entrepreneurship" on Aug. 25 at Carnegie Science Center

GlobalPittsburgh has teamed with TiE-Pittsburgh to present Innovation in a Connected World; Global Investment and Entrepreneurship on Aug 25 2011, 5:30-8:00 pm, at the Carnegie Science Center.

Join us for this networking event and panel discussion with local business leaders providing answers to these questions:

-- What does the global investment landscape look like? What can one expect possibly in the next year?
-- How does one research foreign companies in which to invest?
-- How does an entrepreneur attract foreign investment dollars to their local business?
-- How does one leverage foreign demographics and its innovation base?
-- Scale vs. Niche opportunities - the Pro's and Cons

Moderated by:
Ganesh Mani, The Global Innovation Center

Panelists include:
Geoffrey Pazzanese
Federated Investors

Andrew Chomos
VP Finance & Operations
Omnyx, LLC

Jon Dogterom
Practice Lead, Cleantech, Advanced Materials and Engineering
MaRS, Toronto

Matthew Helfrich
Chief Investment Strategist
Waldron Wealth Management

The evening's agenda:
5:30 Check In and Networking
6:10 General Announcements
6:20 Panel Discussion
7:05 Audience Q & A
7:20 General Announcements
7:30 - 8 pm - Networking

Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we strongly recommend advanced registration.
Admission is free for paid GlobalPittsburgh and TiE members.
Non-Members $30 in advance, $35 day of event. Non-Member Students $10

This is a great time to join GlobalPittsburgh - For $40 individual/$50 family you get admission to this program as well as a full year of activities, free & discounted tickets, other networking events and more! CLICK HERE for more information about GlobalPittsburgh membership and an online registration form. Join today and participate in this great program!

We thank the Government of Canada and the Carnegie Science Center for hosting this event! More info about the Science Center at

For registration information, contact:
Thomas Buell, Jr.
Director of Marketing
Phone - 412-720-2218
Email -
Website -