Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Oct

    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 October 9th and ending on November 20th, (No class on October 23rd).

    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 . The application is closed.

  • Oct

    Thinking Bigger: How to Take a Business Global in 5 Years – The Success Story of Snapology, a Pittsburgh S.T.E.A.M. Education Franchise Company

    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    The story of how two sisters Lisa and Laura Coe from Pittsburgh created Snapology, and have grown the business to over 100 locations across the globe in less than a decade…all it took was a good idea and a ton of perseverance! Before Lisa and Laura Coe became business partners, they were sisters and best friends. Eventually, they wanted to create a business that could involve their children. More importantly, they wanted that business to be educational. Their “A-ha!” moment came after observing the love their children had for creative play using building blocks and materials that snap together. The idea of offering a program to teach science, mathematics, technology and literacy concepts excited them given their backgrounds in mathematics and science.

    Come hear about the growth process, the decision to license and then the pivot to a franchise model, international expansion and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Plus, it’s Snapology…we’ll keep it fun as we engage in some “serious play.”

    About Snapology: Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2015, Snapology's mission is to provide children with an opportunity to engage in playful learning activities that stimulate creativity and an interest in learning. Using LEGO® bricks and other building toys, Snapology emphasizes S.T.E.A.M principles, teamwork & socialization. With over 100 locations currently open and operating throughout the United States and internationally, company plans call for further expansion with its unique, education-based franchise opportunity. Learn more about the success of Snapology here.

  • Oct

    Sewing Workshop

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    In this ½ day workshop you will make your own skirt from start to finish (pattern “New Look” number N6623) with the guidance of an experienced sewist. Bring your sewing machine or share ours, we will provide a list of materials for you to purchase upon registration. While we will build on what was learned in past workshops, no previous experience is necessary!
    To register for workshop, CLICK HERE!

  • Nov

    Learn to Screen Print with a Vinyl Cutter

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Learn how to use a vinyl cutter to screen print your own posters and t-shirts. Vinyl cutters can also be used to create stickers, acrylic signage, and heat pressed decals for t-shirts!
    To register for workshop, CLICK HERE!

  • Nov

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Come hear Diamonte Walker, Deputy Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), talk about her approach to accelerating business and career growth by building a dynamic personal brand and enhancing the brand of the employer. This talk will center on the power of entrepreneurship in 21st century organizations.

  • Nov

    Workshop: Engage with Prospects & Close More Sales

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Take a positive step to growing your business. This interactive workshop is for entrepreneurs who are searching for solutions to the business obstacles they face when trying to sell and grow a business. The topics covered will focus on why selling can be so uncomfortable and how to create a more comfortable, no-pressure way to engage with the people that can use your products or services. Presenter: Steve Kelly, President of ExSELLyst, part of the Sandler Training network, will provide you with critical business insights and new approaches to help you and your team to grow sales.
    This workshop is valuable if you and your sales team: -Doesn’t want to sound like the “typical salesperson”
    -Need to grow your sales to meet your business objectives
    -Tired of doing a lot of work, only to see the business go nowhere or to your competitor
    -Spending too much time with the wrong prospects and not enough time with the right one
    -Frustrated with prospects who take a bunch of ideas and proposals from you only to drop off the face of the earth
    -Want to have prospects make decisions and stop just “thinking it over”

    To register for workshop, CLICK HERE!