Sam Bojarski

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Sam is a freelance journalist who has reported in communities from Pittsburgh to Port-au-Prince. He covers local news in western PA, spotlighting the people and ideas that define our region. His coverage of the national maritime industry has appeared in multiple trade publications.

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Raising funds from small investors pays off for Digital Dream Labs

Dec. 19, 2019 12:58 pm

Raising funds from small investors pays off for Digital Dream Labs

Crowdfunding sites like Republic have offered companies a platform to sell securities. Anyone with $50 can invest in Digital Dream Labs through its campaign page, which contains details about the company’s product offerings, target market, competitors, and even a discussion board where users can ask the company questions.
Building Black Tech Nation in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Nov. 11, 2019 3:30 pm

Building Black Tech Nation in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Kelauni Cook’ networking experiences inspired her to start Black Tech Nation (BTN), a professional ecosystem for black people in tech that also aims to create new opportunities for careers in the field. Since 2017 BTN has blossomed from a small group of Pittsburgh black techies to a vibrant organization that has received well over six figures in grant funding and attracted nearly 500 members nationwide.
HERL: An incubator for innovation in assistive technology

Sep. 9, 2019 10:14 am

HERL: An incubator for innovation in assistive technology

People with permanent physical disabilities have used electric-powered wheelchairs for decades. But PneuChair, developed by Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) in Bakery Square, uses compressed air as its primary energy source. While a battery-powered chair can take hours to charge, PneuChair takes minutes. “One of the biggest advantages is its waterproof capability, because there’s no […]

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