Demo Day: AlphaLab Unveils 7 Startups

By | May 14, 2013 at 9:37 am

Pittsburgh accelerator AlphaLab is holding its tenth demo day today. Seven startups, who got $25,000 in funding, 20 weeks of mentorship, and office space, will be pitching their products onstage to an audience of press and investors. The event also includes a “university preview,”…


AlphaLab Launches Hardware Accelerator: AlphaLab Gear

By | May 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

Today, Pittsburgh startup accelerator AlphaLab announced AlphaLab Gear, a new accelerator program for hardware and robotics startups. AlphaLab Gear will be longer than the traditional accelerator, running from October to May and offering startups $25,000 or $50,000 in funding. They also get office space;…


From Gluten-Free Beer to Cosmetics: AlphaLab Accelerator Demos 6 Startups

By | Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

AlphaLab, the startup accelerator based out of Pittsburgh, is graduating its latest class of six startups today. The 20-week program provides $25,000 in funding and office space to selected companies. “This cycle is … a reflection of the robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pittsburgh with…


The Future of Self-Monitoring Health Devices; An Interview with BodyMedia CEO Christine Robins

By | Aug 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Some entrepreneurs assume the role of their startup’s CEO with little to no tangible leadership experience.  For these individuals, it’s a combination of being able to learn on the job quickly and surrounding themselves with with the right mentors and a strong team.  Later stage startups,…


Want to Start a Company? Take a Few Months Off to Travel First

By | Jun 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

Last year, entrepreneur Adam Lyons bought a one-way ticket to South America. He spent time volunteering with Bolivian children, teaching them to make crafts to sell – a pretty entrepreneurial activity for a kid. In fact, he found the whole region to be very…


Demo Day: Pittsburgh’s AlphaLab Launches 6 Startups

By | May 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

AlphaLab was ranked as the 15th best accelerator in 2011, and today it added 6 new startups to its portfolio. Since 2008, Innovation Works’ AlphaLab has offered 5-month programs in Pittsburgh to mentor and kickstart startups, with office space and $25,000 in funding. Here are…


AlphaLab Launches 6 More Startups in Pittsburgh

By | Oct 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

Yesterday in Pittsburgh, Innovation Works’ AlphaLab startup accelerator program launched another 6 companies at its demo day. Twice a year, up to 6 promising companies are selected to participate in the 20 week program. The current group of companies has been at it since…


AlphaLab Launches 5 Pittsburgh Startups

By | May 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

In Pittsburgh yesterday, AlphaLab, the three year old startup accelerator program which is part of Innovation Works, one of the most active seed-stage investors in the country, hosted their annual demo day launching five new startups. Innovation Works has created such successes as ModCloth which has…

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Get Event Recommendations From Wawadoo

By | May 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

If you’re tired of searching all over the internet for interesting events to attend, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a one stop shop to save you the hassle. Wawadoo is a new recommendation engine that helps you to connect with the events…