On Saturday, September 13th, 2014, Pittsburgh will unite to empower the killer ideas, fresh concepts and driven individuals who are making significant contributions to our start up landscape. The THRIVAL Innovation + Music Festival, powered by Thrill Mill, Inc. and supported by Pittsburgh’s Global Shapers Hub, is THE destination for these game-changers to gather, celebrate, learn, motivate, inspire and create.

Time TBD – Innovation Showroom @ Bakery Square I –

Organizations and startups from a variety of industries will showcase their innovative ideas to the community, shareholders, and aspiring entrepreneurs and change makers. Bakery Square will be teeming with Pittsburgh’s movers and shakers, each with designated areas to tell you more about where they have been and where they are headed. The Innovation Showroom will also feature a series of educational and inspirational speakers throughout the day. A full schedule of these speakers will be made available shortly.

Last but not least, the 13 teams currently incubated at Thrill Mill, Inc.’s Hustle Den will deliver their investor pitches to the investment community both throughout the region and beyond. We are excited to announce that Google has generously offered to host the pitches in its incredible Pittsburgh Headquarters located in Bakery Square. Details on the specific location and time to follow.

Time TBD – Music Festival @ Bakery Square II

The Music Festival is the first ever event to take place in the new Bakery Square 2 development, directly across Penn Avenue from the Innovation Festival in Bakery Square 1.


All ticket revenue generated from the Thrival Festival directly benefits Thrill Mill, Inc., the non-profit organization primarily responsible for creating Thrival Festival, committed to making Pittsburgh THE premier destination for THE hungriest entrepreneurs. A special thanks to the Pittsburgh-based superstars from Showclix for providing our ticketing platform.

VIP admission is limited so purchase your passes as soon as possible! A la carte parking in Bakery Square is available for $25. Only 100 spaces are available so reserve yours immediately!

Only the finest drinks and food will be sold at the Music Festival! A special shout out to: Bar Marco, The Livermore, Pittsburgh Brewing Company, White Diamond Vodka and Pittsburgh Food Trucks (more details coming soon!)

The Thrival Festival is hosted by Pittsburgh’s Global Shapers Hub, The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum, made up of a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

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