Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Aug

    Concept to Launch

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.

    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm starting on August 21st and ending on September 25th.

    Classes focus on:
    - Developing the business concept
    - Identifying target customers and markets
    - Marketing strategies
    - Foundational operations of your business
    - Basic financials
    - Legal business entities
    - Developing and delivering your “pitch”

    To view the syllabus for the Concept to Launch program: Click Here.
    A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital and HRT Solutions . Scholarship applications are now closed.

  • Aug

    Workshop: Food Labeling and Distribution Considerations

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Join CRAFT's Food Innovation Lab Manager for an in-depth workshop on food labeling and distribution concerns for food and beverage products. Learn about general food labeling regulations, packaging considerations, printing options, label claims, and distribution considerations in this 2-hour workshop aimed at anyone looking to start or grow a food product business.
    The workshop will cover:
    - Labeling regulation history
    - Basic labeling needs for all food products
    - Nutrition label requirements, costs, and analysis methods
    - Packaging considerations and UPC codes
    - Eco-labels and label claims
    - Distribution options and considerations for new food businesses

  • Sep

    3D Printing Workshop

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn how to use the BoXZY 3D Software & Printer in this ½ day workshop with expert Hadley Pratt. Start with our Chromebook laptops using the free online software and then print your creation in our Prototype & Design Lab. *Breakfast Included*

  • Sep

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    Come hear Bobbi Watt Geer, President & CEO of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania talk about what she is doing to ensure that the organization can continue to meet community needs by 1) making it personal 2) knowing and working your magic 3) partnering with diverse groups and 4) innovate, innovate, innovate.
    Leading a nonprofit organization (or any organization) to success requires that you constantly innovate and work through change. Despite the economy performing well over the last several years, charitable giving, particularly among middle-income earners, is rapidly declining. How do you counter negative trends and not remain the organization of your grandmother?