Category: Innovation Works
Oct 23

Grooming the next big thing at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.

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Mar 29

In Pittsburgh, baby products get smart

4moms uses robotics and technology to make their inventions simpler and safer. From a self-installing carseat to a magnet-centric high chair, their products have one goal in mind: giving parents what they want.

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Mar 21

Pittsburgh hosts international Hardware Cup

Companies working on a physical product are often underestimated by investors. This event at AlphaLab Gear (April 19-20) looks to change that by highlighting up to a dozen startups from across the globe, and introducing them to Steel City in the process.

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Jan 19

Pittsburgh startup aims to pull the ole Switcheroo

Looking for home automation without the need for complex smartphone or wi-fi solutions? Mike Neilson's product allows users to easily change which outlets are controlled by existing wall switches, or to control a group of outlets with a single switch. A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to bring Switcheroo to market.

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Oct 10

Pittsburgh's startup community gets busy

This October, two innovation-centric events are landing in Steel City. Join the thousands expected to attend Maker Faire Pittsburgh and check-in on Demo Day for some of the city's brightest startups.

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Aug 16

The new faces of economic development

Across the state, the task of helping communities thrive financially, socially, architecturally and culturally is passing to a new generation. And if the five women under 40 profiled here are representative of that next wave, Pennsylvania is in good hands.

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Dec 31

Founder Profile: Michael Ressler

StatEasy was founded by CEO Michael Ressler, a Carnegie Mellon computer science grad and former club volleyball coach who recognized the value in a good sports video software that integrates statistics compiled during a game with the video footage.

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