On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Mayor William Peduto hosted a Roundtable discussion on Pittsburgh’s Startup Community. This was part of the Mayor’s on-going series of meetings between the City of Pittsburgh and leading local innovators in business and technology. A recording of the event is available on the City's Youtube Channel.
The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for the Mayor to meet with the City’s leading startup innovators to discuss and brainstorm opportunities for collaboration of the entrepreneurial spirit of Pittsburgh.
By forming a public-private partnership the City hopes to hear from a wide variety of entrepreneurs, each representing different aspects of Pittsburgh’s growing economy. Through everyone’s participation the Mayor hopes to build a strong plan for providing a framework of support, promotion and collaboration.
I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersections of technology, sustainability, and performance. While separate, like rotating wheel cogs, the three areas will only move forward when working together.