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
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
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