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Shred Your Threads Clothing Swap at TechShop
This Sunday, June 29, 2014 – TechShop Pittsburgh is hosting an epic clothing swap and workshop event.
This is a great deal too – $12 if you aren’t a TechShop Pittsburgh member and gets you access to the swap, to TechShop Pittsburgh (a day pass is usually $50) and… Read the rest
Two months ago, I traveled to Los Angeles to attend the StartingBloc Fellowship program – which is a 5 day workshop for anyone who is interested in social innovation, creating change and becoming a better leader. I learned about StartingBloc from the guys who run ReWork, a startup that is currently located in New York City, but was started by two Pittsburghers.
Kabira showed me some of the more vintage electronics that Isidore recycles
I loved my StartingBloc experience and returned to Pittsburgh filled with new ideas and a network of other changemakers from around the US. A few of… Read the rest
Please take a moment to help this awesome Pittsburgh startup (yes, Thread is a business not a non-profit) win $25,000 dollars.
Thread, a social venture start-up headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, takes waste from the poorest places in the world and transforms it into dignified jobs and responsible fabric. This week, Thread is in the running to win $25K in theLedbury Launch competition with a public vote. Each vote brings us one step closer to the sweet taste of victory (and much needed capital to help Thread grow our impact in Haiti).
Here’s what you can do to help:
1)Vote for… Read the rest
Sorry for the last minute posting on this – but I think it is interesting and worth sharing some information about the Allegheny County Volunteer Firefighters – especially because I haven’t been able to find much information about this organization on the web. Even if you missed the parade and fireworks on Saturday – here are a few facts to check out.
I have always lived in the city of Pittsburgh – where the firefighters are full time employees, it wasn’t until I was in college that I realized that much of this country (and Allegheny County) are served by… Read the rest
Remember how last summer the awesome readers of this blog generously contributed to my project so I could participate as a passenger on the Millennial Trains Project? We’ll this is one of the many good things that came out of the trip. I was thrilled to receive an email last week from two of the people I met on the train asking if I knew anyone that would be interested in hosting a screening of startupland in Pittsburgh. My reply – yes- of course, Pittsburgh would love to host a screening. A few emails later, TechShop kindly stepped up as… Read the rest