Join NEXTpittsburgh and on Tuesday, Feb. 24 for a free networking happy hour and hear from people who are innovating across communities to create a more welcoming, connected Pittsburgh:

Bill Generett, Jr., president/ CEO of Urban Innovation21, which helps entrepreneurs in underserved communities participate in the region’s innovation economy

Nathan Mallory, owner of Cannon Coffee in Brookline, which serves as an alternative community center, and president of their Chamber of Commerce

Debra Lam, chief innovation and performance officer for the City of Pittsburgh; a North Hills native who returned to Pittsburgh after working in New York, the United Kingdom, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Jesabel Rivera, president of the Latin American Cultural Union, which works to better connect members of the region’s Latino community to each other and the wider region

Diwas Timsina, founder of Children of Shangri-Lost, a youth-based non-profit organization raising awareness of the Bhutanese community through short films and blog posts.

Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm (Come at 6 for networking; discussion starts at 6:30)
Place: The Hill House
Cost: FREE but space is limited so please register (quickly and easily!) right here.


The staff at NEXTpittsburgh writes about the people driving change in the region and the innovative and cool things happening here.