AlphaLab Demo Day: 9 Startups Pitch in Pittsburgh

Today, nine startups took the stage in Pittsburgh to pitch their ideas to investors at AlphaLab‘s demo day.

AlphaLab is a 20-week accelerator program where startups get $25,000 in funding, mentorship, and office space to kickstart their ideas.

Here are the nine companies that pitched:

  • MegaBits: An augmented reality “monster training” game. Founded by game developer Patrick Perini, Alex Liu, Jim Cervone, and Chris Banks.
  • Collected: Software that allows people working in programs like Word or PowerPoint to access relevant past content. Founded by Steve Cotter.
  • BudgetSimple: A financial planner for reducing debt and increasing savings. Founded by serial entrepreneur Phil Anderson.
  • WingMa’am: An app that helps LGBT women connect with each other. Founded by Ariella Furman, an LGBT community leader in Pittsburgh.
  • AthleteTrax: Team management software for coaches for coordinating practices, fundraising, and workouts. The team of four athletes is headed up by CEO Jon Halpern.
  • Spacefinity: A peer-to-peer marketplace for self-storage so you can share and rent out extra storage space. The team is led by CEO Alex Hendershott.
  • Hability: A software platform that helps physical therapists keep patients engaged and doing their exercises. Founded by James Lomuscio and Adam Nelson.
  • Crowdasaurus: Connects crowdfunding projects with local organizations who can promote them and attract a broader audience. Founded by Josh Lucas, an educator and engineer.
  • ProfilePasser:  A tool that connects high school athletes and college recruiters at showcase events. Founded by soccer player Sam Weber and Sean Sekora.
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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact
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