Laser Etch Your Pumpkin Pie at TechShop Tomorrow

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Not a baker? Not a problem.  You can impress your family with a custom laser etched pie. TechShop Pittsburgh is offering a pretty cool class for Thanksgiving.  You and your guest will get to use the Trotec laser cutter and will take home a custom laser-etched desert. If you haven't had a chance to explore TechShop yet - this is a great starter class.  I am a huge fan of using the laser cutter and this pie workshop is a great way to spend an evening preparing a special Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

2014 Guide to Crafty/Indie/Vintage Holiday Shopping Events in Pittsburgh

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Saturday 11/22 - Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Time: 9am-3pm Location:Teamsters Local 249, 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville Details: Vintage Vendor Fair Admission: $5 at the Door Facebook Event | Follow @PghVintageMixer Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29 - I Made It Holiday Market @ Heinz 57 Center Time: Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-5pm Location: Heinz 57 Center, 623 Smithfield Street Details: 80+ Artisans, Food Truck, Free Parking Link | Facebook Event | Follow: … [Read more...]

Who Should Attend Startup Weekend Pittsburgh?

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The next Startup Weekend Pittsburgh, aka Startup Weekend Pittsburgh 6,  starts this Friday, November 21, 2014.  Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where folks will come together to build a business in 2 days and it isn't just for entrepreneurs. This is one of my MOST favorite events in Pittsburgh.  I have attended twice and it has been an incredible way to work on some business ideas and make new friends.  Startup Weekend Pittsburgh isn't just for entrepreneurs.  Here are some other … [Read more...]

The (Party) People Behind The Hitchcock Halloween Party

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I know that I included the Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace on the big list of Pittsburgh Halloween Parties, but the folks who are working to make this a fabulous party and this location both deserve a more than the few bullet points that were included on that list. The hosts of this upcoming soiree have been sending some amazing updates about the party, more on that in a minute.  First the party details... Hitcock! A Halloween Party Date: Saturday, November 1, … [Read more...]

48 Hours Left to Apply to Thrill Mill StartUp Incubator

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Have you always wanted to start a business or do you have an idea that you think might make a great business, but you aren't sure where to start?  Then you should apply to Thrill Mill for the 2015 class.  Thrill Mill is an incubator located on Broad St. in East Liberty.  They are now accepting applications for their third class of companies. I was part of the first Thrill Mill class and the Thrill Mill incubator has only improved.  Even though I am still not as far as I would like to be with … [Read more...]