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At Pittsburgh’s Anti-Hate Technology Venture Fair, 6 startups pitched tech to eradicate hate speech and promote security

Oct. 19, 2021 5:01 pm

At Pittsburgh’s Anti-Hate Technology Venture Fair, 6 startups pitched tech to eradicate hate speech and promote security

The event was part of a new locally based, globally focused effort to address hate and extremism both on and offline.
Sheetz is expanding its tech office presence in Bakery Square

Oct. 15, 2021 4:27 pm

Sheetz is expanding its tech office presence in Bakery Square

The convenience store chain will occupy the full second floor of the new Bakery Square Four office, housing employees of its IT, data and innovations departments.
Pittsburgh’s VC numbers rebound in Q3, but still fall short of last year

Oct. 15, 2021 12:44 pm

Pittsburgh’s VC numbers rebound in Q3, but still fall short of last year

The region saw $121.37 million of investment into 24 deals. Despite numbers that lag behind 2020, Pittsburgh's improved third quarter saw strength from life sciences investments.
Seegrid’s new global ranking is more evidence that big success is imminent for Pittsburgh robotics

Oct. 14, 2021 3:25 pm

Seegrid’s new global ranking is more evidence that big success is imminent for Pittsburgh robotics

The homegrown robotics firm was just named the world's top autonomous mobile robot provider. The honor is "an important inflection point," VP of Product Jeff Christensen said.
IPO roundup: These 3 tech exits will yield big gains for Pittsburgh

Oct. 12, 2021 5:33 pm

IPO roundup: These 3 tech exits will yield big gains for Pittsburgh

Following Duolingo's IPO, public offerings are on the way for Aurora and Cognition Therapeutics, and Stronghold Digital Mining launched one this week. Here's what we know so far.
Power Moves: A new CEO for a young startup and a chief commercial officer for a growing robotics firm

Oct. 11, 2021 5:21 pm

Power Moves: A new CEO for a young startup and a chief commercial officer for a growing robotics firm

Recent leadership changes and awards play a role in Pittsburgh's tech momentum this fall. Here are four key announcements to be aware of, plus two notable awards for local tech companies.
Meet the 2021 Venture for America fellows working in Pittsburgh

Oct. 11, 2021 2:38 pm

Meet the 2021 Venture for America fellows working in Pittsburgh

These six recent college grads will work at startups and growing tech companies during the two-year program.
Newly launched Mimetic brings collaboration to agtech in Western PA

Oct. 8, 2021 4:54 pm

Newly launched Mimetic brings collaboration to agtech in Western PA

This partnership between RustBuilt and KRNLS will convene farmers and technologists to bring new tech to local agriculture.
Can Pittsburgh become a life sciences hub? Here’s a list of startup resources to make it happen

Oct. 8, 2021 1:18 pm

Can Pittsburgh become a life sciences hub? Here’s a list of startup resources to make it happen

These local accelerators, networking communities and health system partnerships are helping to commercialize the medical expertise in Pittsburgh.
Why city gov-backed startup incubator PGH Lab signifies an openness to innovation

Oct. 6, 2021 5:41 pm

Why city gov-backed startup incubator PGH Lab signifies an openness to innovation

The civic incubator gives local startups a chance to test their products and services through pilot programs with the City of Pittsburgh. Applications just opened for its seventh cohort.

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