News

Innovation Works measures success by the accomplishments of the companies we assist. In our News section, you will find the latest information about the technological advancements, groundbreaking research, and business development milestones being achieved by Our Portfolio Companies. You can also access our press releases and review stories that feature Innovation Works, the developing technology sector in Southwestern Pennsylvania and other local economic development news.

Some take a chance — with their wallets — on startups
03/06/2017
This is a story about “how Birchmere took a chance with drone company Identified Technologies Corp., and the value of personal relationships to succeed in Pittsburgh’s startup world.”



Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Some take a chance — with their wallets — on startups
03/06/2017
This is a story about “how Birchmere took a chance with drone company, Identified Technologies Corp., and the value of personal relationships to succeed in Pittsburgh’s startup world.”

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley
02/22/2017
"Some of the fastest growing companies and best opportunities are unfolding in the area between the two coasts. Pittsburgh tops the list because what's happening there best reflects the growth and acceleration of a more supportive climate for entrepreneurs throughout our nation."

Read more in Inc.

So you want to pitch at a tech competition in Pittsburgh? Here are some experts’ tips
02/22/2017
Sanah Gaspard's pitch beat pitches from six other finalists during the Mid-Altantic Regional contest for the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup. The CEO and founder of Rubitection, won $3,000 and a one-year license for software program SOILDWORKS and qualified for the national competition in Pittsburgh on April 19, where she has a shot at $50,000 in investment funds.

Read more in The Incline

Pittsburgh-Based NetBeez Uses A Swarm Mentality In Helping Offices Stay Connected
02/21/2017
“NetBeez maintains connectivity between a company’s offices through a computer stationed at each location and probes that track connectivity.  This computer feeds back second-by-second data that immediately alerts NetBeez if there’s a loss of connection between offices or the company’s website goes down.”

Read more at wesa.fm

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Innovation Works is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern PA and is supported by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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