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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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Want press coverage for your startup? Keep these 3 things in mind

Oct. 29, 2021 5:07 pm

Want press coverage for your startup? Keep these 3 things in mind

Pitching to the press is one of the best ways to bring attention to your company. Here are takeaways from an Innovation Works event with four local reporters.
Medical technology company Smith+Nephew is expanding its Pittsburgh presence with a new office on Robotics Row

Oct. 29, 2021 2:18 pm

Medical technology company Smith+Nephew is expanding its Pittsburgh presence with a new office on Robotics Row

The company will advance its innovations in robotics-assisted surgery, continuing the work it began in the city after acquiring Blue Belt Technologies in 2016. Pittsburgh's strengths in robotics and healthcare converge.
Events Roundup: Fill your November calendar with good food, company and learning at these Pittsburgh tech events

Oct. 28, 2021 3:36 pm

Events Roundup: Fill your November calendar with good food, company and learning at these Pittsburgh tech events

From a hiring fair to a transportation-focused unconference to Global Entrepreneurship Week, this month's events are full of networking and happy hours along with the usual webinars.
Pandemic unemployment benefits ended, but Pennsylvanians didn’t return to work as expected. What’s up?

Oct. 28, 2021 10:49 am

Pandemic unemployment benefits ended, but Pennsylvanians didn’t return to work as expected. What’s up?

September jobs data for the state indicates an absence of unemployment benefits isn't driving people back to work. An economist from the Keystone Research Center explains what might be happening.
Power Moves: Meta Mesh named an ED and Aurora has a new advisory council

Oct. 27, 2021 3:27 pm

Power Moves: Meta Mesh named an ED and Aurora has a new advisory council

Meta Mesh's former interim executive director, Samantha Garfinkel, is stepping up. Here are six promotions and new hires across the tech industry as Pittsburgh companies solidify growth plans for the next year.
What Innovation Works’ life sciences director sees for the industry’s future in Pittsburgh

Oct. 26, 2021 5:21 pm

What Innovation Works’ life sciences director sees for the industry’s future in Pittsburgh

Former consultant Megan Shaw is also a life sciences startup veteran with insights to share for AlphaLab Health companies and the broader community. Plus: Could Pittsburgh become a global capital for AI in healthcare?
As Pittsburgh’s startup czar, Lynsie Campbell will leverage her own founder experience to connect entrepreneurs

Oct. 26, 2021 8:30 am

As Pittsburgh’s startup czar, Lynsie Campbell will leverage her own founder experience to connect entrepreneurs

The new role will help Campbell and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance do a better job of bringing the startup ecosystem together across industries: "I want to understand where the gaps are so that we can help solve them."
Which complicated technical challenges need solutions immediately? RealLIST Engineers on cybersecurity and biased AI

Oct. 25, 2021 2:29 pm

Which complicated technical challenges need solutions immediately? RealLIST Engineers on cybersecurity and biased AI

On Technical.ly's community Slack, tech pros from across Pittsburgh and the mid-Atlantic shared their ideas for solving the biggest problems they see today.
DoorDash is set to open local engineering offices: ‘This is absolutely a new phase of activity’ for Pittsburgh tech

Oct. 22, 2021 5:07 pm

DoorDash is set to open local engineering offices: ‘This is absolutely a new phase of activity’ for Pittsburgh tech

On a wave of IPOs, SPAC deals and other new office announcements, the presence of food service tech heavyweight DoorDash is among many signs that Pittsburgh is growing out of its emerging hub status and becoming a destination, tech leaders say.
Biotech firm Cernostics is taken public via acquisition, with capital to expand its team in Pittsburgh

Oct. 22, 2021 2:43 pm

Biotech firm Cernostics is taken public via acquisition, with capital to expand its team in Pittsburgh

Texas-based Castle Biosciences will acquire the Harmar-based company for at least $30 million in the hopes of increasing the market potential for its diagnostic technology. It means hiring, and added momentum for the local life science industry.

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