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New unemployment system issues? This Pennsylvania legal nonprofit offers help

Jul. 19, 2021 3:29 pm

New unemployment system issues? This Pennsylvania legal nonprofit offers help

The state replaced a 40-year-old unemployment filing system last month. The new one enables weekly filing, along with other upgrades, and there are resources available to help you learn how to navigate it.
A CMU grant will spur robotics innovation in Hazelwood. Community leaders want to ensure residents benefit, too

Jun. 23, 2021 11:59 am

A CMU grant will spur robotics innovation in Hazelwood. Community leaders want to ensure residents benefit, too

The $150 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will boost both Oakland and a robotics manufacturing center at Hazelwood Green. It brings further resources to a growing Pittsburgh tech sector, as well as concerns from activists.
Meta Mesh wants to use community wireless networks to bridge Pittsburgh’s digital divide

Jun. 10, 2021 1:41 pm

Meta Mesh wants to use community wireless networks to bridge Pittsburgh’s digital divide

The nonprofit plans to bring cost-effective internet to Pittsburgh neighborhoods through a system of signal towers and in-residence receivers.
Why Pittsburgh’s Black Tech Nation is expanding into the VC space

May 5, 2021 8:34 am

Why Pittsburgh’s Black Tech Nation is expanding into the VC space

Kelauni Jasmyn, along with two partners, has launched Black Tech Nation Ventures, a $50 million fund that will support startups led by marginalized groups: "There is intentionality in the tech space and in the venture space that we’ve not seen before."
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?

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