IW News

Aquion Energy founder awarded prize for invention


Jay Whitacre, Aquion Energy founder, was awarded the 2015 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his invention of the Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery. 

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

How a Pittsburgh company may change the way you think about toys.


By launching a Kickstarter campaign, AlphaLab Gear’s AE Dreams was able to bring its first product, Turtle Mail, to market.  It is an interactive toy that connects to Wi-Fi t print messages and activities for kids.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh Magazine lists 50 individuals who, in Pittsburgh, make things happen. 

Read more in Pittsburgh Magazine

Interview with Jim Jen of Innovation Works’ AlphaLab Accelerator Programs


Jim Jen, Executive Director of Innovation Works’ AlphaLab accelerator programs, shares his insight on how Innovation Works developed their two accelerator programs to take companies from early stages to product launch, customer traction and raise funding for growth.

Read about and listen to the podcast at Excellence at TBED

Startup Global continues quest to reach small businesses

The Startup Global/Pittsburgh session held at Carnegie Mellon University Monday focused on surviving in a global marketplace.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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