Pittsburgh’s startup scene is flourishing. Local entrepreneurs, founders, developers, designers, investors, mentors, accelerators and incubators are working together to help dream and create new promising ideas.
We’ll be profiling local startups throughout the summer. Know one that should be featured? Email us at catherine @iheartpgh.com, leave a message on Facebook, tweet us, or leave a comment here!
One of the most promising startups making a buzz in Pittsburgh is SolePower, an energy-generating shoe insert that charges portable electronics, like your cell phone, as you walk. We sat down with Hahna Alexander, co-founder and CTO of SolePower, who received both her… Read the rest
Visitors interested in shopping at this year’s Arts Festival won’t be disappointed. The Artist Market, which runs every day during the festival from 12-8pm, offers many unique items such as wearable fiber, precious jewelry, and other mediums like ceramics, drawings, mixed media, photography, and paintings. Creators of these pieces come from all parts of the country after applying and being selected to participate. Their art is available for purchase right at the event for you to take home.
Once you’ve finished walking around the market, you don’t have to stop shopping. Many other downtown shops will be open, some late… Read the rest
BusinessBout is a competition for one new business idea to win $5000. Entry for the BusinessBout is pretty simple – just submit a 2 page summary of your business idea. One idea will walk away with $5000 to help start your business and a whole group of people to support your new idea. Ideas must be submitted by August 15, 2011. Get all of the details at BusinessBout.com.
I am very happy to help to spread the word about BusinessBout and I am sorry that we didn’t get the link to this posted here sooner. Hopefully you have seen some… Read the rest
Penn Brewery is celebrating their 25th birthday with an 80’s bash. Bring back your big hair and rewind your wardrobe to celebrate with Penn Brewery.
Friday, July 29, 2011, 7pm-Midnight – DJ Zombo
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 7pm-11pm – Velveeta (how can you not like a band whose url is http://www.80scheese.com/)
Here is a fun fact about the place from the Penn Brewery Wikipedia page – the brew pub opened in 1989 and Sophie Masloff tapped the first keg.… Read the rest
I know we tend to post about Pittsburgh events, but I hope that we can do more posting about businesses, organizations and people here in Pittsburgh too. This is a cool update about a Pittsburgh company that has been quietly working to become a very green business.
Earlier this year – you may have remembered that we moved IheartPGH website hosting to pair Networks. First of all pair Networks is kind enough to support IheartPGH by donating website hosting (and in the interest of transparency I am working with them on another blogging project – sneak peek here). We are… Read the rest