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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

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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…

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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

Pittsburgh

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…

B2B

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Productivity

Pittsburgh

Meaningfy, aka Automated, Virtual Cloud Analyst

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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…

Android

Pittsburgh

4 Reasons to Ditch Mint.com for BudgetSimple

By | Dec 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

“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,…

Productivity

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Crowdasaurus is Building Crowdfunding Ecosystems

By | Dec 6, 2013 at 9:25 am

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…