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Sophie Burkholder is Technical.ly’s reporter in Pittsburgh as of June 2021. The Pittsburgh native spent the previous five years studying bioengineering and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, where she also interned as a reporter on the health and business desks at Philadelphia Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has covered the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses and startups, particularly in health and biotech, for outlets like TechCrunch. She also covered local health stories on vaccine rollout for homebound patients and the effect of opioid-related legislation for the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit newsroom PublicSource.

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Pittsburgh is a top ecosystem to watch for cleantech innovation

5 hours ago

Pittsburgh is a top ecosystem to watch for cleantech innovation

The latest report from Startup Genome names the city as one boasting growing support for clean and sustainable tech ventures.
These social enterprises won Richard King Mellon Foundation’s first pitch competition

10 hours ago

These social enterprises won Richard King Mellon Foundation’s first pitch competition

Investing in a total of 16 companies, the prominent Pittsburgh foundation continues its support of the tech industry — this time at the startup level.
RealLIST Startups: These are Pittsburgh’s top 10 standout tech companies of 2022

Jan. 25, 2022 6:02 pm

RealLIST Startups: These are Pittsburgh’s top 10 standout tech companies of 2022

From life sciences to agtech to robotics, these are the most promising startups in Pittsburgh this year.
Gainey’s latest gov appointments hint at how he’ll prioritize the tech industry

Jan. 25, 2022 4:52 pm

Gainey’s latest gov appointments hint at how he’ll prioritize the tech industry

From the Department of Innovation and Performance to a new director of economic development, here are the people Mayor Ed Gainey will have in charge of shaping civic tech.
February Events Roundup: From agtech to new investments, don’t miss these 8 Pittsburgh tech meetups

Jan. 24, 2022 5:13 pm

February Events Roundup: From agtech to new investments, don’t miss these 8 Pittsburgh tech meetups

This month's tech calendar is full of forward-minded discussions, two hackathons and the latest investment announcements from Innovation Works.
Looking for startup funding? Here are 28 terms you need to know

Jan. 24, 2022 3:33 pm

Looking for startup funding? Here are 28 terms you need to know

Crowdfunding? Convertible notes? Startup studios? Bootstrapping? Beyond venture capital, these concepts will help you understand all the funding options available to your early-stage company or idea.
Power Moves: 3 Pittsburgh tech firms name big leadership changes and 2022 growth plans

Jan. 20, 2022 5:18 pm

Power Moves: 3 Pittsburgh tech firms name big leadership changes and 2022 growth plans

Autonomous vehicle companies Aurora and Locomation and agtech company Fifth Season each made executive announcements this week. Here's what you need to know.
Where tech meets education: At TRETC, Pittsburgh focused on the future of their overlap

Jan. 20, 2022 2:27 pm

Where tech meets education: At TRETC, Pittsburgh focused on the future of their overlap

From awards to keynote speakers to workshops, the 2022 conference kicked off a year of tech applications in education.
Smaller tech hubs are driving salary growth

Jan. 19, 2022 1:52 pm

Smaller tech hubs are driving salary growth

Dice's 2022 Tech Salary Report lists Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Philly among the cities with the fastest-growing salary rates in the tech industry. Plus, which skills translate to the highest pay?
Hooman startup studio aims to address Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurship pain points

Jan. 18, 2022 5:17 pm

Hooman startup studio aims to address Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurship pain points

The initiative led by Lynsie Campbell, Nathaniel Minto and Alejandra Rovirosa will offer a new pathway to business growth and investment for early-stage startups, in the region and beyond.

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