We’re about a week away from TechCrunch Spotlight: Pittsburgh, and one of the uniquely-TechCrunch things we do at events is a pitch-off. Be it the big Disrupt Battlefield, or the flash pitch-offs that happen weekly on Extra Crunch Live, the energy around folks pitching their company — sometimes for the first time — is downright electric.
The pitch-off is also a great way to get to know players in locations that are new to us. We know that companies like Duolingo have been grinding away for years in the Steel City, but we want to take a deeper look into what the ecosystem has to offer.
Over 75 companies of varying stages have submitted to be a part of our Spotlight series, and we’ve seen everything from robotics to chewing gum. Yes, chewing gum. And yes, they’re awesome.
Have a company HQ’d in Pittsburgh and want to show the world what you’re working on? Submit your company and you might be chosen.
Interested in what’s happening in the city, who the major players are and why it’s a hot destination for robotics, ML and AI? Register to attend and join us on June 29th at 1:30pm ET. You’ll hear from Karin Tsai, director of engineering at Duolingo, Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian, Mayor Bill Peduto and a few other fun guests.
Get ready to network!!!!