In Search Of...Success!


Enterprise Forum presents a Panel Discussion of four early-stage stars and their executives who will share behind-the-scenes details about how they put their big deals together and what obstacles they overcame...and the rest of us can learn from their success.

Every start-up wants a chance to make it big, and they work hard to prepare for the opportunities to present themselves. Is that enough? Is there more to be done to nail that big deal?

Our panel will discuss their recent Big Deal-an acquisition of their company, or the successful raise of significant investment-how they prepared, what factors were considered, and how has the Big Deal changed their company.

Our panelists will be:

Raul Valdes-Perez, co-founder and ex-CEO of Vivisimo (acquired by IBM)

Aaron Morris, co-founder and ex-CEO of AllPoint Systems (acquired by AutoDesk)

Henry Thorne, co-founder and CTO of 4Moms (recently raised $20M VC)

Patrick Daly, President and CEO, Cohera Medical (recently raised $17M VC)

Following the panel presentations, the audience will be invited to ask questions of the panelists. 

We will also continue our theme of this year by allowing a select number of individuals to make their 'elevator pitch' to the panel.  We are looking for companies that are working toward their own Big Deal and want to get advice from the panel. 
(note: A limited number of entrepreneurs and researchers will be selected for the 'pitch' portion of the program. Click HERE for a downloadable application.)
PARKING: Beginning at 5:30pm, a limited number of spots will be available in the parking lot next to the 4Moms building.  It is accessible from Railroad Street either on 24th or 25th St.  If the lot is full, there is ample street parking on Railroad St., 24th St., and 25th St.  The Cork Factory Parking Garage is also across the street and available for use.


A flexible opportunity for your group to provide space, food, and beverage for a Forum Event. An exceptional opportunity for recognition and strong brand impression. Call 412.606.8616 for more information


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

5:30 p.m.
Registration and

and hors d'oeuvres.
6:30 p.m.
Program begins.
The Crane Building
40 24th St, Strip District
Pittsburgh, PA15222 

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* $45.00 for non-members
* Free for members
* $25.00 Full-time students      with valid ID

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Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh thanks its sponsors:

Open Arc
OpenArc is an Open Source Solutions 
Provider for small and medium size 
business and the education market..


University of Pittsburgh Office of
Technology Management
The hub of technology commercialization
at Pitt, with support from resource partners
throughout campus.



Innovation Works  |   Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky |  Thorp, Reed & Armstrong |
BlueTree Allied Angels I  Peoples Natural Gas |  Northwestern Mutual 


Expedient   |   HM Insurance

About Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh
Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh is the region's leading networking organization for entrepreneurs. We produce the only business event series in Pittsburgh focused on the interests of entrepreneurs from all industries. Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh is one of 28 global chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum. Previously known as the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh, we've refocused our name and graphic identity to reflect our commitment to the Pittsburgh region.
The MIT Enterprise Forum is a global, chapter-based organization dedicated to entrepreneurs. For more than thirty years, it has been a platform for entrepreneurial networking, inspiration and education. The MIT Enterprise Forum collaborates with over 200 corporate and educational organizations that connect technology entrepreneurs with resources to make commercialization of technology faster and easier.

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