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Energy-Focused MIT Enterprise Forum with Networking Matches to be Hosted by Duquesne

Duquesne University and its Entrepreneurial Studies Program will co-sponsor a forum bringing together leaders in the energy industry, speaker panels and networking opportunities for companies and potential employees on Monday, Sept. 9, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

The University will host the fourth annual energy conference of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh, Energy Innovation Pittsburgh ... More Energy. More Eco-Friendly, in the Power Center.

The event surrounds one of the region's fastest growing sectors, focusing on the intersection of innovation and regulation, and will include panelists such as:

  • Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Chief Executive, who has played a leadership role in developing the energy industry in western Pennsylvania
  • Bill Flanagan, Allegheny Conference executive and a key player in the development of Pittsburgh's energy economy and workforce.

An additional feature is Energy Match, a networking event designed for industries, entrepreneurs, students, university and industry researchers, and the funding community to connect, develop new products, form research and development teams, collaborate on grant opportunities, seek investment capital, and match potential employees and employers.

To guarantee personalized matches, registrations and profiles must be completed before Monday, Sept. 2, at www.enterpriseforumpittsburgh.com. Registration is $75; the price is discounted to $25 with a student ID.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.