IW News

Ben Franklin Authority awards $14 million to centers


The four Ben Franklin Technology Partner centers across the state will use their portion of the funds to provide investment capital, operational assistance and entrepreneurial support for emerging technology-based companies and small existing manufacturers.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

City looking to rev up Pittsburgh’s accelerators


Jim Jen, Director of AlphaLab, was a participant in a roundtable with Project Olympus, RevvOakland, Urban Innovation 21, C-Leveled and the University of Pittsburgh hosted by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Debra Lam to discuss the role city government can play in supporting accelerators and co-working spaces.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Selects Finalists for 2014 Awards of Excellence


Innovation Works’ Research Commercialization Program is a finalist in the 2014 UEDA Awards of Excellence for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category.  Winners will be announced at the UEDA Annual Summit scheduled September 28 through October 1, 2014

Read the full UEDA press release

Nebulus brings musicians together in the cloud


“Nebulus is a website that allows for virtual collaboration without having to store local data files on your home computer.”

Read more in PopCity

Looking for someone to SitWith? New app forms friendships over a no-pressure lunch


AlphaLab company, SitWith, introduces their app that randomly brings four strangers together at a time over lunch.

Read more in NEXTPittsburgh

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