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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.
CMU spinoff Marinus Analytics is the only US finalist in the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition

Jun. 22, 2021 11:58 am

CMU spinoff Marinus Analytics is the only US finalist in the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition

The North Side-based startup uses machine learning and other analytics to locate human trafficking survivors via its flagship platform, Traffic Jam.
Here’s how Pittsburgh’s accelerators helped startups survive the pandemic, and lessons learned along the way

Jun. 21, 2021 12:56 pm

Here’s how Pittsburgh’s accelerators helped startups survive the pandemic, and lessons learned along the way

Forced to take their programming online last year, these accelerators learned how to support founders in new ways that they plan to continue even after in-person work fully returns.
Meet the 7 life science startups of AlphaLab Health’s inaugural accelerator cohort

Jun. 14, 2021 1:17 pm

Meet the 7 life science startups of AlphaLab Health’s inaugural accelerator cohort

During the showcase marking the end of the six-month cohort, founders pitched their growth plans and shared updates on progress so far.
How Pittsburgh’s Honeycomb Credit plans to expand after its $1.75M seed round

Apr. 28, 2021 12:00 pm

How Pittsburgh’s Honeycomb Credit plans to expand after its $1.75M seed round

The crowdfunding loan platform is bringing its services to small businesses across the country, as well as hiring for its HQ, CEO and cofounder George Cook told Technical.ly.
Meet Technical.ly’s new Pittsburgh reporter

Apr. 27, 2021 1:49 pm

Meet Technical.ly’s new Pittsburgh reporter

With support from national service program Report for America, Sophie Burkholder will join Technical.ly in June as a full-time reporter in Pittsburgh. It means daily coverage of the Western Pennsylvania city's changing economy.
Technical.ly acquires StartNow Pittsburgh

Apr. 14, 2021 9:01 am

Technical.ly acquires StartNow Pittsburgh

The move is timed with Technical.ly’s expansion of daily reporting to Pittsburgh. It completes a journey for another local independent resource.
Gaming coaching startup Metafy’s global team isn’t afraid of competition

Apr. 5, 2021 12:15 pm

Gaming coaching startup Metafy’s global team isn’t afraid of competition

After raising $3 million in seed funds, Pittsburgh-based (but largely remote) Metafy hopes to change the way people make money in gaming.
As the world locked down, Duolingo saw users sign up

Dec. 16, 2020 6:01 pm

As the world locked down, Duolingo saw users sign up

New data shows that the Pittsburgh-based language learning app added 30 million new users during the first weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Here's what it means for the region's first unicorn.
Uber sells self-driving unit to Aurora, with plans to keep Pittsburgh presence

Dec. 8, 2020 10:14 pm

Uber sells self-driving unit to Aurora, with plans to keep Pittsburgh presence

Aurora plans to keep a "majority" of Uber ATG's local team members, a spokesperson said.

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