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
WhatShouldIEatInstead.com allows users to get instant answers about health and nutrition from a registered dietitian, over text. The new service is being tested tonight over dinner, from 5-7pm. The service is free and users phone numbers are kept safe. To start using the service, users simply text “hello” to (443) 333-9538.
A $100 StartUp Project
Last week, Dave Mawhinney, Managing Director of CMU’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund, issued a challenge to two Pittsburgh entrepreneurs: build a new business in a week, for $100 or less. Mawhinney gave Adam Nelson and James Lomuscio, $100 in cash to complete the challenge. The… Read the rest
This Friday, April 12, 2013 – you are invited to celebrate the neighborhood of Oakland. The Oakland Task Force has organized Oakland Forever. Okland Forever is a mega event at Schenley Plaza and includes the food tour A Taste of Oakland. More details on the event are belwo.
While I know many of you are thinking I’ve lost my mind – Oakland is a crowded place where you sit in traffic and try to avoid hitting the many college students and doctors who are criss-crossing Forbes and Fifth Ave 24 hours a day. Well, sometimes that is the case, but… Read the rest
The following is a guest post from Eric Silver who is the founder of the Pittsburgh based company WebKite. I have crossed paths with Eric a few times over the past couple of years – coincidentally I think I may have first been introduced to him at Bacon Night at the Harris Grill (All good things on this blog related back to bacon night). Over the past few months I have been learning more about WebKite and how to use their tools to build some more great and Pittsburghy features for IheartPGH. You can learn more about WebKite and sign… Read the rest