Jul 10 2012
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Left Field Meeting Space, Pittsburgh, PA
On Tuesday, learn valuable tech business building lessons with former FORE Systems founders and execs. This team helped build the company from a Carnegie Mellon University spin out to a $4.5 billion exit, marking it as one of Pittsburgh most prominent success stories.

Moderated by Craig Heryford, shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, this session of Venture Out will feature Onat Menzilcioglu, founder, vice president of engineering and president; Francois Bitz, founder; Eric Cooper, founder and CEO turned chairman of the board; Thomas Gill, president and CEO; and Mike Green, global vice president of sales. 

Learn how they navigated their growth in Pittsburgh (including raising capital and building their team), what they learned along the way, and the effects they have had on Pittsburgh’s current entrepreneurial community. Hear about the companies that have spun out of FORE and the involvement that the leaders of FORE continue to have in local investment and entrepreneur scene.