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Steve Forbes to keynote 3 Rivers Venture Fair

Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes Media, will deliver the keynote address at the 3 Rivers Venture Fair in Pittsburgh on Sept. 16.

For the first time in its seven-year history, 3 Rivers Venture Fair is reporting more medical device firms than IT companies at its next showcase of breakthrough innovations in technology, life sciences and energy, to be held September 15-16 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Since its founding in 2002, the 3 Rivers Venture Fair says it has helped participating ventures raise more than $292 million in investment capital.

With 70 sponsors including the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the fair is held every 18 months. Among the 30 companies making presentations to venture capital firms, private investors and business leaders are 17 Pennsylvania companies and 10 from Ohio.

“At our first fair, in 2002, we had 375 attendees,” says the fair’s Kelly Szejko. “It’s grown steadily, but we keep registration under 600 total to promote a relaxed, informal feel.”

Registration is $499 until August 7 and $599 thereafter.

Source: Kelly Szejko
Writer: Chris O’Toole

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