RustBuilt Conference

September 17th, 2021 | 8 AM – 7 PM

The Rustbuilt Conference is a one-day event held in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Scholarships are available for students interested in attending!

About the Event

Join us as we reconvene as a community to celebrate, connect, share, and learn from a diverse group of some of the nation’s leading startup founders, investors, and business leaders showcasing our region’s unique strengths. What you can expect:

  • Captivating Founding Stories – get inspiration from founders from the seed stage to IPO candidly sharing their stories about growing their companies, bumps, bruises, and lessons learned along the way
  • Outcome Oriented Workshops to help you grow your business on topics including sales, marketing, product & fundraising.
  • Curated Professional Matchmaking (Opt-in)
  • Ample Networking + Opportunities for Serendipity (with Designated Tummlers)
  • Catered Lunch
  • Free Childcare
  • Seed-Stage Startup Pitch Competition
  • Swag Bag (over $500 value)
  • After Party at the Maverick (previously Ace) Hotel
  • Much More

Confirmed Session Leaders (even more to be announced:)

  • Food Rescue Hero Founder, Leah Lizarondo
  • 412 Venture Fund Managing Director, Ilana Diamond
  • Allegheny Health Network Chief Physician Executive, Community Development & Innovation, Jeffrey Cohen
  • Better Tomorrow Ventures Cofounder, Sheel Mohnot
  • Black Tech Nation Founder, Kelauni Jasmyn
  • BlueTree Allied Angels Executive Director, Sreekar Gadde
  • Booxmart Founder, Jonnet Solomon
  • Genius Guild Director of Platform, Jennifer Van Dam
  • MaadLabs Cofounder & CMU Professor , Adam Paulisick
  • Eagle Ventures President, Melvin Pirchesky
  • Jackson Kelly, Tech Legal Clinic Founder, Derrick Maultsby
  • Maitri Medicinals CEO, Jimil Wilson
  • Metafy Founder, Josh Fabian
  • Mountain State Capital Managing Director, Matt Harbaugh
  • Niche Founder, Luke Skurman
  • Pack Up + Go Founder, Lillian Rafson
  • Reinforced Ventures Founder, Euan Gutteridge
  • ReviewTrackers Founder, Chris Campbell
  • Subtl Beauty Founder, Rachel Reid
  • StartFast Managing Director, Nasir Ali
  • Stronghold Digital Mining Founder, Bill Spence

The RustBuilt 2021 Conference is sponsored by:

  • 1517 Fund (Student Founder Passes)
  • 3 Points Rising Ventures
  • 412 Venture Fund
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Broadwing
  • Choolaah (Lunch Catering)
  • Clockwise (Conf Gear)
  • Code & Supply
  • Coro Pittsburgh (Volunteers)
  • Harvie
  • Innovation Works
  • Jackson Kelly
  • MaadLabs (Childcare)
  • Magarac Venture Partners
  • MeterFeeder
  • Pgh Tech Council
  • PwC Digital (Contact Tracing Hardware)
  • Spectale
  • Spritz Tea
  • Wilke & Associates
  • WorkScape (Furniture / Set Design)

Registration for the RustBulit Conference has now closed.