Growth

Agtech startup Bloomfield Robotics grows its smart camera technology for more sustainable farming

Jul. 7, 2021 4:11 pm

Agtech startup Bloomfield Robotics grows its smart camera technology for more sustainable farming

Recent grants, funding and awards are moving the company forward. CEO Mark DeSantis talks about its camera technology, called the FLASH.
At TechCrunch ‘City Spotlight’ event, Pittsburgh leaders looked back at a decade of tech growth

Jul. 1, 2021 3:57 pm

At TechCrunch ‘City Spotlight’ event, Pittsburgh leaders looked back at a decade of tech growth

Mayor Bill Peduto and CMU President Farnam Jahanian offered perspective on Pittsburgh's tech and entrepreneurship community, and what it needs next. "You need a lot more than just cool technologies," Jahanian said.
Pittsburgh unicorn Duolingo just filed to go public

Jun. 29, 2021 12:02 pm

Pittsburgh unicorn Duolingo just filed to go public

After growth during the pandemic, the East Liberty-based language learning company is planning a debut on the public markets. Its federal filing has details on the company's traction.
‘Built to last’: How can Pittsburgh support its biggest homegrown tech companies?

Jun. 25, 2021 11:55 am

‘Built to last’: How can Pittsburgh support its biggest homegrown tech companies?

The city is home to a cluster of growth-stage companies. While moving out of the early-stage is a mark of progress, it brings a different set of needs to scale.
Here’s Pittsburgh’s pitch for why tech workers should come

Jun. 25, 2021 8:29 am

Here’s Pittsburgh’s pitch for why tech workers should come

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance put the tech scene's best features forward to potential employees and entrepreneurs at a One America Works event in hopes of attracting more talent.
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.

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