AlphaLab Gear Retools its Hardware Startup Accelerator

                Alphalab Gear is an integral part of the Pittsburgh region's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Four years into its existence it is innovating its model for serving hardware startups. In this guest blog, Managing Director Illana Diamond outlines the changes being made and the opportunity…

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Blast Furnace Fellows Teams on Way to Launching Startups

Cohort 5 of the Pitt Blast Furnace student accelerator is underway with an interesting new twist. For this cohort, a new Blast Furnace Fellowship was created to help Pitt students develop a full-fledged startup by the end of June. The five Blast Furnace Fellows teams must work 30 hours minimum per week at the…

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Advocate Marketing: 3 Toxic Customer Behaviors that May be Signs of a Potential Advocate

Be honest.  No one is insusceptible to an occasional noxious act.  As much as we love our customer advocates who share glowing, positive reviews of us to friends, family and peers, on occasion our advocates can be a royal pain, showing characteristics of one of the following toxic behaviors.  Maybe…

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Pitt Innovators in the News: Remembering Legendary Pitt Virologist Julius Youngner

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