Category : Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Rich Uncle

In the last few months: Dietrich gives $265M to Carnegie Mellon Dietrich gives $125M to Pitt Dietrich gives $12.5M to Duquesne Dietrich gives $5M to Chatham University Dietrich gives $18.1M to Pittsburgh Foundation Dietrich gives $5M to the local Boy Scouts Dietrich gives $5M to Pittsburgh Symphony That’s over $430M…

Loving the Burgh This Weekend

Nine times out of 10 what gets written on this blog is whatever I have on my mind in the morning its being written (the 10th time I’m actually a good, productive blogger and have done my homework on a particular subject).  Today that thought is how much I love…

I Pledge Allegiance to the Steelers

The following image is a screen capture of the Post-Gazette’s website a couple hours after the earthquake: Is anyone else picturing a scene with a young woman, hair askew feeling the earthquake and running outside to check on her children, “Oh my God, an earthquake… Is my daughter ok?  Is…

Moving and Shaking in the Pittsburgh Startup Community

I’ve had a few technology tidbits that I can’t quite make full posts out of but I’ve been meaning to share here.  So,his morning you’re going to get them in one beautiful little omelet, enjoy: I posted about Sean Ammirati’s Innovation Happens project a few days back.  Its a great…

Innovation Happens – One of Pittsburgh’s Lemonade Stands

Innovation Pittsburgh has come across my radar a few times this week for a meeting they held at Alphalab this week.  And since I just posted yesterday on the kind of stuff the Pittsburgh Tech Scene needs (and doesn’t) I figured it was worth bringing up here.  Innovation Happens hosts…

NYC and Startups Again – What the Burgh Can Learn

Pittsburgh’s (and Pennsylvania’s) leadership have taken a keen interest in getting the entrepreneurial part of the local tech sector rolling.  They deserve a lot of credit for some of the new companies that have sprung up around the city.  We’re not alone in this though, many other cities have become…

Hacking Enterprise IT: Introducing The Pittsburgh-Based Enterprise IT Startups

Note: As a former IBM Architect who loves startups, my sweet spot of the moment is enterprise IT startups (like the one I work for presently).  I don’t talk about them as often on this blog as I’d for two reasons.  First, they’re not that sexy because 95% of the…

Pittsburgh Startups, What’s Your Twitter Handle?

I am working on getting a little more plugged in to Pittsburgh Startups on Twitter.  There are a number of great ones that get their news out that way and I want to help them turn up the volume in that channel.  With that in mind, I’ve created a Twitter…

The Next Step for Pittsburgh’s Tech Scene

Ever since Lycos Pittsburgh has been known as the kind of place where companies can get started.  ModCloth, Resumator, CloudFab and others have continued (and accelerated the pace of) that trend.  The problem for these growing companies is funding.  They can find seed money here (often through government programs like…

AlphaLab Demo Day: Post 2 – GenevaMars, Touchscreen Disney

I got the chance (thanks to @ms_selah) to drop by AlphaLab’s demo day a couple weeks ago.  It was really exciting to watch 5 talented Pittsburgh companies present their projects!  Unfortunately I left my notes at home when I left town, so forgive me for making these posts a couple…