Courtney Linder, Author at Technical.ly Pittsburgh

Courtney Linder

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Courtney Linder is senior news editor at Popular Mechanics and before that she was the technology reporter at her hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied English and economics. She’s way too into vinyl, her black cat, and defending team Android.

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Pittsburgh doesn’t know how to leverage its Black tech talent. Could startup growth fix that?

Dec. 14, 2020 8:32 pm

Pittsburgh doesn’t know how to leverage its Black tech talent. Could startup growth fix that?

It’s something of a chicken-and-egg problem: How do you create a diverse tech ecosystem without a diverse tech ecosystem?
How AlphaLab Health could spur some much-needed competition in Pittsburgh’s life sciences sector

Nov. 5, 2020 12:08 pm

How AlphaLab Health could spur some much-needed competition in Pittsburgh’s life sciences sector

AlphaLab Health’s new innovation campus will provide funding, mentorship, and lab space for health sciences startups.
How this Pittsburgh startup is using AI to speed up small business loan applications

Sep. 10, 2020 8:12 am

How this Pittsburgh startup is using AI to speed up small business loan applications

Cognistx develops innovative solutions to help traditional lenders keep up with the massive influx of applications for small business loans after the CARES Act was passed.
Pitt researchers’ virus-repellent fabric could make surgical masks sustainable

Jul. 7, 2020 12:36 pm

Pitt researchers’ virus-repellent fabric could make surgical masks sustainable

Only a vaccine will truly bring our lives back to some semblance of normalcy, Leu says, but improved, reusable masks could be a near-term game-changer for anyone working with the public during the pandemic.
Will Duolingo, Pittsburgh’s first unicorn, bring more investment to the region?

Feb. 13, 2020 7:40 am

Will Duolingo, Pittsburgh’s first unicorn, bring more investment to the region?

The company’s $1.5 billion valuation is cause for celebration, but will the effects be far-reaching for other startups, hungry for venture capital dollars?
Lessons from the Community: To Bootstrap or to Fundraise?

Jan. 2, 2020 9:18 am

Lessons from the Community: To Bootstrap or to Fundraise?

We’ll help you understand why companies like BirdBrain Technologies and Piper Creative did well through bootstrapping and what kind of fundraising might make sense for your company, whether it’s venture capital or something else altogether.

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