Every 18 months the 3 Rivers Venture Fair is held to provide opportunity to entrepreneurs. Out of 300 applicants, 30 were selected to present their business plans to private investors. There were more 25% more applicants from the previous fair. It appears that the downturn in the economy has increased the participation in the fair.

Since the fair’s inception in 2002, 50%  of the participating companies have received funding as a result of the venture fair. Of the companies that were selected to participate in the fair 1 was from Minnesota, 10 from Ohio and 19 from Pennsylvania.

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2009/08/10/daily30.html

Written by Shosh Pincus

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