Unfortunately, I learned about all of this just a little too late to make the following paragraph actually useful. Maybe someone else in the region is doing this sort of thing in the commercial space. Let me know.
Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend "Speed Networking: Meet Your Research Partner," scheduled for Thursday, April 6, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in 527 William Pitt Union. Based on the "speed dating" concept, speed networking will allow researchers to discuss their work in the hopes of finding others in the region with similar interests. This event is intended to facilitate the open discussion of research ideas within and across disciplines. Rotating around the room, each participant will have two minutes to share his/her research interests with each of the other participants one-on-one. No reservations are required. Researchers from Pitt and CMU are invited to join in this event.