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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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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.
These cyber threats will increase in 2022, Hornetsecurity’s new report says

Jan. 18, 2022 2:45 pm

These cyber threats will increase in 2022, Hornetsecurity’s new report says

The Bakery Square-based, international-facing cybersecurity company shared the latest developments in online threats that businesses should be aware of, including ransomware and email fraud.
Pittsburgh VC made a comeback in Q4, but remained far behind national trends for 2021

Jan. 14, 2022 12:11 am

Pittsburgh VC made a comeback in Q4, but remained far behind national trends for 2021

While national Q4 venture capital deals yielded $88.2 billion, Pittsburgh only earned $121.2 million. Here's which companies got funding.
VR is the new strategy to boost robotics manufacturing careers

Jan. 13, 2022 5:36 pm

VR is the new strategy to boost robotics manufacturing careers

With a new virtual reality certification prototype, Pittsburgh's Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute aims to expand the possibility of training and certification in the field.
Resource Roundup: Here’s where to find free startup advice in Pittsburgh

Jan. 12, 2022 6:16 pm

Resource Roundup: Here’s where to find free startup advice in Pittsburgh

Start the new year right by consulting these six entrepreneurship resources in the city, outside of accelerators.
Biotech startup Peptilogics just got FDA clearance to test the efficacy of its signature product

Jan. 12, 2022 2:42 pm

Biotech startup Peptilogics just got FDA clearance to test the efficacy of its signature product

If successful, the South Side-based company's clinical trials will open the door to cost-saving and risk-reducing treatment of joint replacement infections.
Mimetic will host its first hackathon in February, bringing innovation to Pittsburgh agtech

Jan. 11, 2022 4:51 pm

Mimetic will host its first hackathon in February, bringing innovation to Pittsburgh agtech

The partnership from RustBuilt Pittsburgh and KRNLS aims to include both technologists and farmers for its first collaborative event for agricultural industry-related problem solving.
Fitness tech startup and CMU spinout CoPilot Systems raised a $6M Series A

Jan. 10, 2022 6:16 pm

Fitness tech startup and CMU spinout CoPilot Systems raised a $6M Series A

The funding will go toward new hires and nutrition initiatives on the company's existing platform, CEO and CMU grad Matt Spettel said.
Meta Mesh Wireless Communities just got a $1.4M grant to support free internet service

Jan. 10, 2022 2:54 pm

Meta Mesh Wireless Communities just got a $1.4M grant to support free internet service

The money will go toward growing the nonprofit's Every1online program, as well as hiring for new roles. "This is when the work really begins," Executive Director Sam Garfinkel said.

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