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MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh is guided by a group of dedicated business executives from a broad spectrum of industries, including finance, IT, law, healthcare and more. Members of our board of directors volunteer their time in order to advance the entrepreneurial community of the Greater Pittsburgh Region.


Chairman Emeritus

John Whitehill, President, PMN Inc.


Steve Cherin, Owner & Attorney, Cherin Law

Sponsorship Chair

Sal Acosta, Managing Partner, Landon & Acosta LLC

Programming Chair

Marta Dalton, Director of eCommerce, Coca-Cola

Executive Member, Vice Chair

Lou Camerlengo, President, Five Star Development

Executive Member, Secretary

Patrick Mondi, Uber, Business Development & Strategic Initiatives

Executive Member, Treasurer

Charles Oshurak, Schneider Downs, Senior Manager

Executive Member, Vice Chair

Kit Needham, Project Olympus, Associate Director & Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Executive Member, Vice Chair

Jack Mason, Duquesne University, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies


John Seiffer CEO Boot Camp, President
Christopher Evans Savvior, Vice President
Jerry Dunlap Independent Consultant, Sr Sales Executive & Sales Management
Jeff McDaniel Innovation Works, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Sam Banjeree SREI Group of Companies, Senior Advisor
Raul Valdes-Perez OnlyBoth, Co-Founder & Chairman
Andy Kuzneski Kuzneski Financial Group, President
Shawn Kelly Carnegie Mellon University, Research Faculty
Nate Smith Maya Designs, Business Development Lead
Reed McManigle Carnegie Mellon University, Sr Manager, Business Development & Licensing
Joel Reed C-Leveled VP Business Development & Strategic Initiatives
Melissa Shapiro Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Director Career Management Center
Kenny Chen Thrill Mill, Program Director
Scott Leff Independent Consultant, M&A and Strategy/Exit Planning
Nehal Bhojak Idea Foundry, Director of Innovation


Our sponsors allow us to continue creating impactful programs that help Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs. To find out more, email us at mitefp.programdirector@gmail.com.


The MIT Enterprise Forum’s mission is to inform, connect, and coach entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. We are a network of local organizations, and open to the world.


Our vision is to build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class companies right here in Pittsburgh.

2014-2015 Event Listing

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