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4 Simple Branding Trends From Successful Startups

By | Oct 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

As fall begins to set in, it becomes clear that 2015 is on its way out and a new year is ready to begin. That means that, as a brand, it’s time to gear up for what’s ahead, to focus forward and to begin…



City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The City of Pittsburgh has recently launched a project called the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation. It is designed to give Pittsburgh citizens a better quality of life through equitable access to technology, city resources, and information. The Roadmap is an initiative …



Top 10 Job Markets for Recent College Grads

By | Jun 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

There are just a couple times in life when most people find themselves free to move wherever they’d like. The big one? Right after wrapping up your graduation ceremony and before you’ve located the perfect workplace. You never know when you’ll the amount of…



Uber’s Self-Driving Car Is On The Streets in Pittsburgh

By | May 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Uber has revolutionized the transportation game on more than one occasion. Whether it be their simple ride-sharing service or their unique logo change, you would be hard-pressed to go a single day without seeing Uber in the news. But now, Uber is making waves in…

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How to Optimize Your Sales Funnel

By | May 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

A perfect sales funnel is the dream of every business. Actually building that perfect process, however, takes a lot of work, constant testing and regular monitoring in order to ensure that visitors are converted into customers. Some companies, especially startups in the early …



How and When to Grow in Sean Ammirati’s ‘The Science of Growth’

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

If you work in the tech world or would consider yourself an entrepreneur, there is a high likelihood that you’ve heard of the Lean Startup method. It’s a well adopted framework for taking ideas and turning them into companies, but beyond that you’re on…

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This Big Data Analytics Engine Could Help Your Business

By | Apr 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

MariaDB is rolling out a new storage engine named ColumnStore for massively parallel distributed query execution and big data loading. They claim the engine will support a variety of use-cases, including algorithmic analytics and real-time batch. If you have no idea what any of …



StreamMe Helps Create Micro-Local Social Networks

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you happened to be at Tech.Co’s Pittsburgh Startup Competition on April 30th, you probably heard about StreamMe. They won our Reader’s Choice award and have been invited to pitch at our Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas this October. If you weren’t able to …



Thread Raises $3.5 Million Round for Clean Textile Innovation

By | Jun 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

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 …



Duolingo Now Valued at Nearly Half a Billion Dollars

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Duolingo, the Pittsburgh, PA-based language-learning game startup, is now valued at $470 million after the close of a $45 million investment round led by Google Capital, the growth equity investment fund aimed at later-stage investments. Previous investors also participated in …

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Srvd App is Improving the Social Drinking Experience

By | May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Crowded bars are only fun if you’re already drunk. If you’ve just walked in the door and have yet to put back a single drop, you might be in for a long wait for that first drop. If you’re the bartender, you’re not having…



Smart Home Startup Takes Top Prize at AlphaLab Gear

By | May 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

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 …

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Seekahoo Inc., StreamMe, and Srvd Win over Pittsburgh

By | May 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Tech Cocktail’s Startup Competition headed to Pittsburgh last night where 11 of the hottest startups  showcased and competed in a pitch competition. Our ambassador, Kit Mueller, took the stage emceeing and announcing each startup for their 60 seconds to share who they …



Trusst Lingerie Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Smart Bra

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

All breasts are not created equally. For women with larger breasts, not wearing bras with the right support is not an issue of aesthetics; it’s a health issue. Two women want to change the experience women with full busts have when it comes to…