JOSH LUCAS
Work Hard Pittsburg
As an entrepreneurial visionary, small business strategist, and an impassioned and innovative tech community leader, Josh creates the counter-narrative to the established way of thinking about entrepreneurship. Through a series of DIY and grassroots, initiatives accessible to everyone, entrepreneurs and small business operators alike are collaborating and finding practical ways to move their work forward.
Work Hard Pittsburgh has changed the neighborhood its found in, shifting startup culture in the City of Pittsburgh towards greater equity and access. Josh will be speaking on learning how measured impact can change the priorities of funders, and advocating for systemic changes in how the state supports organizations on the front line of economic redevelopment.