Productivity

3 Simple Ways to Save Your Work From a Power Outage

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

If you’ve had any level of experience with modern technology, then you’ve almost certainly experienced the heartache associated with losing hours of work due to a power interruption or some other malfunction. Fortunately, with a little bit of proactivity on your part, you can…

Business

4moms Has Launched the World’s First App-Controlled Infant Seat

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

4moms, the Pittsburgh, PA-based company that makes high-tech baby gear, has launched its the world’s first app-controlled infant seat. Called the mamaRoo, the infant seat by the robotics company is an upgrade to its previous mamaRoo line. “Through valuable insights gained from consumers, 4moms…

Education

Leadership Brought Digital Dream Labs Back From Failure

By | Dec 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

In the daily life of an entrepreneur not everything always goes according to plan. It could be said that these are the defining moments in an entrepreneur’s life though; the real test of what makes an entrepreneur is how they deal with failure. In…

Gear & Gadgets

Back This: LifeShel’s Whistl Smartphone Case Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this adds up to more than 237,000 Americans every year. At a time when national attention has been focused on the disappearance of Hannah…

Art

Easely’s “Netflix for Art” Model is Increasing Accessibility to Great Art

By | Oct 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Art – in its purest form – is an expression of beauty: reinterpretations of the world, of life, and of human imagination. But, whether through an innate inability to produce something “artistic” or the financial means to acquire great artistic works, there are accessibility…

Ecommerce

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

By | Aug 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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….

Business

AlphaLab Cycle 13 Companies Announced

By | Jul 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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…

Ecosystems

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

By | Jun 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Nashville where he met local entrepreneurs who took part of a…

B2B

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

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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…

.CO

What is the Clothing Genome Project, and What Does it Mean for Our Shopping Experience?

By | May 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Shopping for clothes can be a fun experience – but it can also be hell on Mother Earth. While it’s definitely fun to browse around looking for some cute things to potentially wear, it’s frustrating when you’re really only looking for something more specific…

Social Good

Pittsburgh’s Thread Creates Jobs while Turning Trash into Fabric

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

One Pittsburgh-based startup has come up with a unique solution to two of the world’s most overwhelming problems: poverty and trash. Thread is tackling these issues by developing a polyester-like fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and providing impoverished locals with jobs in the…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

By | Apr 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Pittsburgh’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

Tech Cocktail just couldn’t get enough of all the startup love in Pittsburgh, so we are headed back for another Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase. Make sure you join us at CAVO on April 17th to meet some of Pittsburgh’s hottest startups and…

Health

Treatspace: A Founder’s Personal Mission to Connect Patients to Doctors

By | Jan 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“It’s crazy how you can see who your ex is dating on Facebook, but we can’t find any doctors to save your life,” recounted Rick Cancelliere of what he said to his former college roommate, Adam, sometime during the week of his passing. With some…

Education

This Founder Did a PhD So He Could Build a Better Startup

By | Jan 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Six or seven years ago, Qualcomm researcher Derek Lomas happened upon a $12 computer in India. It plugged into your TV and offered some meager games, karaoke, and typing programs. “We can do better than this,” he thought. So in 2009, Lomas started a…

Startup

Bring Your Ideas Into the Real World with Thinkerous

By | Jan 2, 2014 at 11:25 am

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…

SaaS

Atmosferiq and “Tradigital” Media: A Platform for Managing Old and New Media Marketing

By | Dec 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

While many assert that traditional media is dead, the reality is that traditional media is still very much alive – especially in the world of marketing. From TV and radio to newspaper and direct mail, ads through such media are still very much prevalent…