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
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