Laura works in digital communications at Innovation Works, located in Pittsburgh, PA. IW fuels the technology economy in Southwestern PA through direct investments and business expertise. Every year, we help hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and small manufacturers to create new markets and change the world with their ideas and innovations.

When not hanging with some of the coolest startups around, Laura can be seen enjoying the great outdoors on Pittsburgh's beautiful rivers and in its awesome parks. Except for during winter. During winter Laura can be seen watching NetFlix.

 

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Thread Raises $3.5 Million Round for Clean Textile Innovation

Thread

What started out as a journal entry is now a full-fledged startup that just closed a $3.5 million funding cycle:“If Haiti could turn trash into money = good.” Thread, a Pittsburgh-based startup dedicated to creating dignified jobs in the developing world, recycles plastic into socially…

Smart Home Startup Takes Top Prize at AlphaLab Gear

AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup

After a whirlwind tour across the U.S. which included stops at seven TechShop locations and pitches by 40 companies, the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup and a $50,000 investment from StartBot was awarded last week at AlphaLab Gear in Pittsburgh, PA. The tour saw pitches from companies bringing…

AlphaLab Cycle 13 Companies Announced

The #6 accelerator in the country, AlphaLab, announced the new companies in its latest cycle this week.   The Pittsburgh-based AlphaLab, which counts NoWait and The Resumator among its alumni, welcomed the community to its quarterly Open Coffee Club, where mentors, investors, journalists and…

$100K Up for Grabs in Pittsburgh

Steve Case is coming to Pittsburgh and leaving with lighter pockets: $100,000 lighter. Taking the traditional road trip to another level, Rise of the Rest rolls into Pittsburgh as part of a four-city tour. At each stop, entrepreneurs will pitch their companies while competing…