I love this Kickstarter project and I hope you will take a minute to watch their intro video. Steel Town is a film about the Homestead Steel strike in 1892. This strike led to a violent battle and in the end 12 people were killed. The Homestead Steel strike had major implications for the labor movement and it all happened here, in Pittsburgh – near where you find the Waterfront shopping center.
I sat down with the folks behind this Kickstarter and I’m really excited for what they are putting together. I think this film is a great way to… Read the rest
Here are three amazingly awesome crowd-funding projects by some of my favorite Pittsburghers and my current project that are looking for some crowd-funded support. I know each of these projects creators personally and I think all of these are great projects for Pittsburgh. Check out some of the great thank-you perks for supporting each projects.
http://storify.com/iheartpgh/four-awesome-pittsburgh-project-to-support… Read the rest
Occasionally we like to feature some Pittsburgh related Kickstarter projects here on the blog. This one caught our eye because it was designed by the folks who own 21st Street Coffee and created the FLIPSTAND for use in their shops. We know a few others local businesses that use an Ipad to process credit cards and could use something like the FLIPSTAND to keep their iPads from walking out the door.
There are 4 days left to support this project – so if you think this is a nifty idea – make sure to contribute ASAP.
Here are some other… Read the rest
There is just 2 days left on this Kickstarter project, and these guys have already passed their goal to raise $25,000. They have even passed their 2nd goal to raise $30,000.
But I wanted to share their video anyways. I met these two gentlemen last year at the first Grub With Us dinner last January – you can read a recap of the dinner here. This is a cool little video and gives you an intro to their brewery and Braddock. But I also think that the Brew Gentlemen is a great example of something happening in the local economy… Read the rest
One of the best kept secrets in town just maybe the Steel City Improv Theater (aka SCIT). SCIT was founded about 2 years ago by two folks who met doing improv in NYC and decided the burgh needed a space for Improv. Since it’s founding – SCIT has hosted classes and performances almost everyday of the week – and they have outgrown their little theater on the North Side.
Well the SCIT folks are moving across town – and they need your help. A new space for the theater and classrooms has been rented in Shadyside – just beneath the… Read the rest