Welcome to PITA!

PITA is the Pittsburgh Innovation and Technology Alliance. Are you a student, just starting out after school or a seasoned professional with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit and an overwhelming interest in emerging technologies such as Sustainable Energy, Transportation, Project Funding, Computing, Logistics, Education, Media, the Arts, Food, Health, Economics and much, much more? If you have a thirst for knowledge and could benefit from some guidance about your future, then we encourage you to join us. PITA will help participants by focusing on what is important to them and offers experience, connections, and knowledge. An important PITA goal is to discover and encourage new and exciting technologies that will help keep our planet safe and healthy for all future generations.

At PITA you will experience a community of like-minded people and opportunities to build camaraderie with those who can help you develop your goals from preparation all the way through presentation. And, if you are one of the fortunate ones with a great idea and a strong commitment to see your idea through fruition, you can meet other participants who can help you in protecting, funding, developing and bringing your idea or product to market. PITA could become your place to realize your dreams. Join us and become part of the conversation!


NO, this isn't the same as Shark Tank, although there will likely be a significant number of potential investors and developers who are always looking for their next challenge and fresh faces. 

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Why Pittsburgh?

The city of Pittsburgh has always been on the cutting edge of technology and was an early pioneer in the Industrial Revolution. Throughout the city’s history, one industry in particular made it possible for the United States to become the strong nation that it is. That industry is Steel and it created opportunities for other industries such as construction, transportation, energy, farming, manufacturing and many others that we still depend on today.

But don’t let the image of hard-working men and women moving molten vats of lava hot liquid metals in a dark factory be your perception of this magnificent place where the three rivers meet and sports are almost a religion. Pittsburgh is one of the greatest educational hubs in the world with numerous Colleges and Universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne and boasts some of the country’s leading medical, science, philosophy, arts and culinary staples (have you tried the Pierogies or Pretzels?) that represent a great cross section of the U.S. and the world.

The Federal government has just facilitated a new relationship in developing new technologies between the city of Pittsburgh and the European Union. PITA plans to be a vital part of that conversation, and we believe it will help bring your ideas forward on a global platform.


About PITA

Our weekly PITA gatherings will take place both IN PERSON at the UPMC Lemieux Penguins Training Center in Cranberry Township, PA as well as virtually and globally utilizing the latest in on-line event software and distribution platforms.

You might be asking yourself “How much is all of this going to cost?” The simple answer is: ATTENDANCE IS FREE! We plan to provide PITA to everyone both in person as well as online live and later provide recorded playback of our sessions that can be replayed any time online from our library. The PITA library could also be useful to groups such as Veterans, Schools, Seniors and Students and foster support for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) which is an important foundation to our global competitiveness.

WHO can you expect to see and hear at our weekly PITA gatherings?
The producers of PITA have a long and extensive history of connections throughout the world and meetings will feature some of the biggest “game changers” in the world. You can expect to meet pioneers and innovators in Big Data and Supercomputing, Media and Technology, Energy, as well as serial disrupters across a broad spectrum of technology and culture. As a participant, you can have the opportunity to meet and chat with legends you have only read about. 



Here is how to JOIN US at our next gathering!

Live and In-Person




We look forward to your participation. Please be aware that since this is their home, you might see a Penguin or two at our meetings!


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Please note: Both On-Line and In-Person sessions are both free. However, since In-Person sessions are very limited in capacity and take place in a very restricted facility, we will take reservations on a first come – first served basis. 

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all In-Person attendees must show Proof of Vaccination(s) or a Negative test result that is within 48 hours of each event. Also, Masks must be worn when not eating or drinking in each session.