IW News


Interview with Jim Jen of Innovation Works’ AlphaLab Accelerator Programs

08/19/2015

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

08/12/2015
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


Here’s how Pittsburgh is serving as a national model to get more startups to export

08/11/2015
Pittsburgh has been selected as the third city to pilot Startup Global, a new initiative of the U.S. Commerce Department aimed at providing entrepreneurs with technical assistance on how to export.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times


Hardware incubators are critical to the future of making things

08/09/2015

“Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48B in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier.”

Read more in TechCrunch



Delphi buys CMU spinoff that makes self-driving car software

08/04/2015
U.K.-based Delphi Automotive acquired CMU spin-off Ottomatika

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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