I believe in Pittsburgh. I went to CMU for school and worked in Pittsburgh for a year. Since moving to New York I have been returning every year for CMU’s Andrew Carnegie Society. I was just there this past weekend.
It’s been amazing to see it evolve over the years. I remember visiting 4mom’s office last year and thinking this is the Pittsburgh that few outsiders know.
Aside from the visible physical infrastructure improvements in and around the city, what I am perhaps more optimistic about is its willingness to open up.
I am working on bringing more venture dollars into CMU and tapping into the talent pool in Pittsburgh, and in reverse also find ways to commercialize and apply research work. Would love to connect and find ways to collaborate!