The Pittsburgh Technology Council partnered with British Airways to provide a trip for ten Pittsburgh startups to visit the U.K. in October.

From October 6 – 11, 2019, ten Pittsburgh startup companies will head to the other side of the pond for a technology mission trip, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, British Airways, and the Department for International Trade. There, CEOs will participate in programs ranging from L&D within local universities to meeting with potential global partners.

Sherpa Software’s CEO, Kevin Ogrodnik, wishes to study user behaviors in the U.K. and learn how to better serve organizations. “We’re in a data governance, privacy and compliance industry which effects organizations worldwide. With the EU law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this really struck a chord with our customers in the states,” said Ogrodnik who will be attending the mission trip.

Sherpa Software has been in business for 19 years with the bulk of the 3,500+ customers located in North America. Due to the ever-evolving industry, expansion to the U.K. is inevitable.

“Pittsburgh is no longer just an emerging technology hub; we are on the map and will continue to thrive. Because of this, we have a responsibility to be equally as informed, educated, and involved as every other tech city across the globe,” said Ogrodnik.

Alongside with Sherpa Software, the other participating companies include: Adrich, BoardBookit, Compunetix, Edge Case Research, GrayMatter, LegalSifter, Inc., Lucas Systems, Inc., Treatspace Inc., and YinzCam, Inc.

For more information, visit https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2019/08/28/tech-council-mission-helps-pittsburgh-startups.html

“Pittsburgh is no longer just an emerging technology hub; we are on the map and will continue to thrive. Because of this, we have a responsibility to be equally as informed, educated, and involved as every other tech city across the globe,” said Ogrodnik.