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Yes, some technologists still want to work at the office

Nov. 18, 2021 7:08 pm

Yes, some technologists still want to work at the office

51% of workers in a key tech category said they would prefer to be in an office full-time, according to a recent Talent Wars report from Development Counsellors International. Leaders shared findings at a PRA event.
With a new head of social impact, Duolingo is taking its mission to the Pittsburgh community

Nov. 18, 2021 2:31 pm

With a new head of social impact, Duolingo is taking its mission to the Pittsburgh community

Kendra Ross will be the language learning company's first head of social impact, advancing Duolingo's mission of accessible education in Pittsburgh.
Want a job in robotics or autonomy? Here’s what 8 hiring managers are looking for

Nov. 17, 2021 5:51 pm

Want a job in robotics or autonomy? Here’s what 8 hiring managers are looking for

Here's advice from hiring managers across Pittsburgh that will help you know what's needed to land a career in those fields. We talked to Argo AI, Seegrid, RE2 Robotics, Aurora, Gecko Robotics and more.
The Richard King Mellon Foundation granted $100M to the University of Pittsburgh to support biomanufacturing

Nov. 17, 2021 11:56 am

The Richard King Mellon Foundation granted $100M to the University of Pittsburgh to support biomanufacturing

The grant will fund development of the University of Pittsburgh BioForge. Together, the two institutions hope that a new center at Hazelwood Green will spur the commercial potential of Pittsburgh's medical expertise.
Here’s who won the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards

Nov. 16, 2021 1:26 pm

Here’s who won the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards

Companies with significant innovation across all sectors of Pittsburgh tech were honored in the 25th annual awards ceremony. The event recognized new and established leaders in the city.
Taking AV to the skies: Near Earth Autonomy landed a defense partnership for its autonomous aircraft tech

Nov. 9, 2021 10:15 am

Taking AV to the skies: Near Earth Autonomy landed a defense partnership for its autonomous aircraft tech

The CMU spinout hopes to translate Pittsburgh's success with self-driving road vehicles to aircrafts. Here's how CEO Sanjiv Singh says their developmental challenges are "exactly the opposite."
Thanks to Duolingo’s big green owl, the edtech company is now one of the most viral brands on TikTok

Nov. 8, 2021 5:22 pm

Thanks to Duolingo’s big green owl, the edtech company is now one of the most viral brands on TikTok

Duo, the Pittsburgh language learning company's mascot, has become the primary subject of brand TikToks that have grown its following on the platform by nearly 2,000% in less than one month.
What comes after your startup’s friends and family round? Meet the plus one round

Nov. 8, 2021 3:08 pm

What comes after your startup’s friends and family round? Meet the plus one round

Too early for traditional venture capital and a product launch, but need more cash to grow your company in the meantime? If you have high net worth individuals in your wider professional circle, follow these steps.
Aurora Innovation makes its debut as the first autonomous vehicle company to go public through a SPAC deal

Nov. 4, 2021 4:12 pm

Aurora Innovation makes its debut as the first autonomous vehicle company to go public through a SPAC deal

The self-driving vehicle company went live on the Nasdaq today after a string of product updates and industry partnerships.
Meet O2 Cube, a Pittsburgh-built device designed to bring medical oxygen to rural health clinics without electricity

Nov. 3, 2021 12:43 pm

Meet O2 Cube, a Pittsburgh-built device designed to bring medical oxygen to rural health clinics without electricity

Created by the Greensburg-based startup LeanMed, the solar-powered device picked up recognition from the WHO and partnered with Phillips. The company is now raising $500,000 through investment crowdfunding.

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