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Vote for your faves in the inaugural Pgh Startup Community Awards

With 50 nominees across 10 categories, there's a lot of innovation to choose from on this list.

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Update: This story has been updated to reflect that plans for a Nov. 10 awards gathering were canceled. (11/10/23, 12:45 p.m.)

It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated events of the fall, at least if you’re a Pittsburgh startup founder and employee: the inaugural Pgh Startup Community Awards.

Throughout this year, XchangePgh has hosted events designed to encourage connection and innovation. On Nov. 10, that continues with a celebration that will spotlight Pittsburgh innovation.

You made your nominations, but before the celebration can commence, the organizers need your help to decide who should go home with an award next month. So, from Startup of the Year to the Lifetime Achievement Award, if you have any thoughts on which companies or people most deserve the spotlight, make your voice heard by voting by Nov. 7. To the nominees, may the odds be ever in your favor.

The 2023 nominees are below. Happy voting!

Vote here

Startup of the Year

Founder of the Year

Angel Investor of the Year

Institutional Investor of the Year

Accelerator / Incubator of the Year

Coworking Space of the Year

Startup Hangout Spot of the Year

Community Builder of the Year

Equity Champion of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Vote here

Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Heinz Endowments.
Companies: Parcel Health / Kloopify / Code & Supply / 412 Venture Fund / AlphaLab Gear / Ascender / AlphaLab Health / KEF Robotics / BlastPoint / Black Tech Nation / LifeX

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