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Pittsburgh’s Lily&Strum Helps Create Perfect Moments with Perfect Gifts

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A lot of anxiety can go into finding the perfect gift, especially for the sentimental perfectionists among us.  Combine that with the nonstop, ADD-stricken lives that many of us lead, the good intentions we once had of finding the most personalized, amazing, and treasured gift can be neglected. Thankfully, Pittsburgh-based Lily&Strum is coming to the rescue in a big… Read more »


AlphaLab Cycle 13 Companies Announced

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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 more had the opportunity to meet the companies completing the 20-week… Read more »


Steve Case: “A decade from now, all venture firms will have regional strategies”

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America Online co-founder and CEO of Revolution Steve Case was recently interviewed by Bloomberg, where he gave an update on his “Rise of the Rest” tour. The tour started in Detroit, continued to Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Nashville where he met local entrepreneurs who took part of a startup pitch competition. He is investing $100,000 in winning startups of each city…. Read more »


Pittsburgh’s Rhiza Raises $3M Series A for Big Data Marketing Analytics

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Last week, the Pittsburgh-based Rhiza announced a Series A round of financing valued at $3 million. The round was led by Draper Triangle Ventures. “Rhiza is disrupting the marketing analytics industry with intuitive tools for marketers and salespeople across the entire enterprise at a fraction of the cost,” said Mike Stubler, Managing Director at Draper Triangle… Read more »




Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

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Last night we were back in Pittsburgh for a Mixer & Startup Showcase, and it was an awesome night! It included the Best Pitch award determined by our live SMS poll and the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll. Here are the winners: Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Best Pitch LifeShel is empowering individuals to prevent sexual assault…. Read more »





Bring Your Ideas Into the Real World with Thinkerous

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If you’re a developer, then you certainly know how great of a resource GitHub is – it’s a very supportive community of programmers – all of them collaborating on projects and helping each other work through development issues and problems that they have. Similarly, Dribbble serves as this kind of community for designers. How about the rest… Read more »



Meaningfy, aka Automated, Virtual Cloud Analyst

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Andre Lessa has worked for several different Pittsburgh-based companies like Deloitte Consulting, Transportopia, ModCloth, Lockerz, Vivisimo, and American Eagle Outfitters. Over the course of his employment history, he has racked up 20 years of experience as a team lead, project manager, software engineer, and CTO. It was no surprise, then, when he decided to jump… Read more »


4 Reasons to Ditch Mint.com for BudgetSimple

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“Saving money has never been more difficult,” said some twenty-something Millennial attempting to connect with the rest of the world. But, really though, saving money just seems to be a difficult task for many of us; when there aren’t bills to be paid (hello, struggling to keep my home), then there are other things on… Read more »


Crowdasaurus is Building Crowdfunding Ecosystems

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Josh Lucas, Jason Philips, and Tim Palko are creating ecosystems. Not the kind that you studied in elementary life science classes, but rather ecosystems that surround crowdfunding in order to get projects funded more often and to greater degrees. Their platform, Crowdasaurus, builds white-label crowdfunding communities to highlight these projects where they can best be… Read more »


3 Reasons Why OpenCurriculum is Set to Impact Education in the Developing World

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According to the United Nations, a “Least Developed Country” (LDC) is one that exhibits the lowest indicator of socioeconomic development, per three criteria: poverty, human resource weakness (as they relate to health and education), and economic vulnerability (due to instability of weather, agricultural production, government support, etc.)  Of the three, though, human capital has been… Read more »