On Jan. 15, 2015, the Andy Warhol Museum opened its doors for members of Pittsburgh’s startup and entrepreneurial community to meet and mingle over drinks, swap stories, and learn about ways they can improve their own business ideas.
Startup Drinks occurs all over the nation to encourage entrepreneurial growth by creating a space for entrepreneurs, developers and designers to meet, network and share advice with one another. The group meets at venues all over Pittsburgh. For more information about the next Startup Drinks Pittsburgh event, follow them on Twitter.
In addition to the business networking portion of the evening, Startup Drink Pittsburgh’s guests got to view a special screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a documentary film, directed by Brian Knappenberger, that depicts the life of Reddit co-founder, activist, programmer and writer Aaron Swartz. A biography of Swartz narrated by his close friends and family, the film tells the story of his career and the huge impact he made on the internet and information access, including the legal battle that ensued after Swartz used MIT computers to download a large number of academic articles from JSTOR, and his tragic death.
The Andy Warhol Museum provided a highly creative backdrop for Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial community. Check out our photos from the event.