Who’s Next

These young Pittsburghers are making the city better.

Welcome to Who’s Next. This series, presented by S&T Bank, is our chance to recognize the most dynamic young Pittsburghers in different fields.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Nominate. Watch for nominations to open, then tell us about the under-40 leaders in your life who are making our city a better place. Nominations for each class open monthly, but you can tell us about awesome Pittsburghers here all the time.
  2. Honor. Our newsroom assembles a class of standouts, writes profiles, and makes headshots for honorees that publish here. Honorees are selected and vetted by our journalists based on merit, and no company or individual can pay to be included.
  3. Party. Our Events and Partnerships team hosts a happy hour in honor of each class, where you can meet honorees. Everyone’s invited; get your tickets here. (Contact sales@theincline.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.)

2019 Who’s Next classes

  • January:  Fitness & Health
  • February:  Community Leaders & Activists
  • March:  Musicians
  • April:  Communicators
  • May:  Animal Advocates
  • June:  Educators
  • July:  Technology
  • August:  Environment & Energy
  • September:  Food & Beverage
  • November:  First Responders

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Celebrate Who’s Next: Fitness and Health at this happy hour

Join us at a happy hour in honor of The Incline's Who's Next: Fitness and Health class. This event is for you if you're interested in wellness  or are trying to break into the local scene. At this celebration:

Who's Next, presented by S&T Bank, is a monthly series honoring under-40 professionals making Pittsburgh a better place. Your ticket supports our local newsroom, which is committed to keeping you informed by reporting relevant, original and actionable news. If you love The Inclinebecome a member today.

Where: Beauty Shoppe, Pitt Building, 2nd floor at 213 Smithfield Street (Downtown)

When: January 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: $25 for public | Free for Who's Next: Fitness and Health honorees


Celebrate Who’s Next: Politics at this happy hour

Join us at a happy hour in honor of The Incline's third Who's Next: Politics class, sponsored by One Oxford Centre Downtown Pittsburgh. This event is for you if you're interested in politics or are trying to get involved. At this celebration:

Who's Next, presented by S&T Bank, is a monthly series honoring under-40 professionals making Pittsburgh a better place. Your ticket supports our local newsroom, which is committed to keeping you informed by reporting relevant, original and actionable news. If you love The Incline, become a member today.

Where: One Oxford Centre at 301 Grant St. (Downtown)

When: November 28, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: $25 for public | Free for Who's Next: Politics honorees


Happy hour with The Incline’s inaugural Who’s Next: Transit class

Join us at a happy hour in honor of The Incline's inaugural Who's Next: Transit class. This event is for you if you're fascinated by the local transit scene or are trying to break into it. At this celebration:

  • Meet rock stars nominated by their peers and selected by The Incline's editorial staff.
  • Enjoy light appetizers and samplings of beer, wine and spirits.
  • Supports our local newsroom, which is committed to keeping you informed by reporting relevant, original and actionable news.
Who's Next, presented by S&T Bank, is a monthly series honoring under-40 professionals making Pittsburgh a better place. A special thank you to Healthy Ride, our venue sponsor.

Where: Healthy Ride Headquarters at 3328 Penn Ave. (Lower Lawrenceville)

When: September 26, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: $25 for public | Free for Who's Next: Transit honorees