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How these tech pros learned to tell their ‘hometown innovation story’ civic

May 19, 2020 7:48 am

How these tech pros learned to tell their ‘hometown innovation story’

"It's not that we didn't have stories to tell, we just weren't telling them ourselves," Deon Gordon, president and CEO of TechBirmingham said during an Introduced|Virtual panel.
Entrepreneurship was already in decline. Now what’s going to happen? civic

May 5, 2020 7:15 am

Entrepreneurship was already in decline. Now what’s going to happen?

Contrary to common perception, rates of new firm creation and small firm employment were both already trending down in the United States.
How New Jersey’s former CIO learned to embrace the longevity of COBOL civic

May 1, 2020 7:15 am

How New Jersey’s former CIO learned to embrace the longevity of COBOL

Longtime civic tech leader Adel Ebeid reflects on the decades-old demonization of the programming language on which many state systems run: "While COBOL is old, it’s stable."
Here’s an explainer on how the CARES Act can benefit startups civic

Apr. 1, 2020 7:20 am

Here’s an explainer on how the CARES Act can benefit startups

Dreamit Ventures' Steve Barsh interviews Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson about the nitty-gritty details of the relief bill passed Friday.
3 big tech ideas from the third annual TEDxPittsburgh civic

Jun. 20, 2018 1:05 pm

3 big tech ideas from the third annual TEDxPittsburgh

Presenters shared ideas on the impact of cyberbullying, the humanity needed in autonomous vehicle development and using AI to help prevent opioid relapses.
Yes, Lithuania just might be the mid-sized innovation cluster you’ve been looking for civic

Feb. 2, 2018 12:57 pm

Yes, Lithuania just might be the mid-sized innovation cluster you’ve been looking for

One of the fast-growing Baltic Tiger states of Northern Europe, its startup and tech communities have plenty to teach. Lithuania has a specialty in fintech — but can it compete in a global marketplace?
Blair County’s new ‘mountain town’ brand is a draw for young folks civic

Jul. 7, 2017 10:58 am

Blair County’s new ‘mountain town’ brand is a draw for young folks

Altoona Blair County Development Corporation President Steve McKnight says the county never had a distinguished identity. Until it embraced its history.
Can ‘Jobs That Pay’ create jobs that grow? civic

Jun. 29, 2017 8:59 am

Can ‘Jobs That Pay’ create jobs that grow?

Harrisburg economic development specialist Shaun Donovan believes the governor's proposed program should invest more in jobs training and healthcare apprenticeships.
Old county, young workforce? Westmoreland is trying something new civic

Jun. 7, 2017 12:58 pm

Old county, young workforce? Westmoreland is trying something new

Here's how the Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development plans on boosting the county's economic viability.
A new law allow ISPs to sell your data without your consent. Here’s how to shield your privacy civic

Apr. 5, 2017 12:58 pm

A new law allow ISPs to sell your data without your consent. Here’s how to shield your privacy

Security researcher Nima Fatemi outlines the pros and cons of several options.

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