IW News


Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh Site by the River

10/09/2014

“Innovation Works raises $24M for new fund Riverfront Ventures from investors including Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh Universities.” 

Read more at Global University Venturing


Pittsburgh entrepreneurs, investors celebrate wins

10/09/2014

This year’s 3RVF was the largest fair in the organizations history, with more than 150 investors and 42 featured companies.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Carnegie Mellon hopes vehicle will drill on moon

10/09/2014

The CMU Robotics Institute and the spinoff firm, Astrobotic Technology Inc., hope to launch the Polaris prototype on a rocket bound for the moon in October 2015.

Read more and watch the video at WTAE-TV



3 Rivers Capital Fair at Heinz Field brings investors, startups together

10/08/2014

“Pittsburgh is increasingly becoming a Midwest magnet, offering a slower, more deliberate pace of deal-making for investors looking for new companies with big ideas, say startups and investors.”

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Pittsburgh startups catch eyes, pockets of venture capitalists

10/06/2014

Funding to local startups in the first nine months of 2014 was more than $250M due in part to improving economy, an oversaturation of investors in Silicon Valley and greater visibility of research from Pittsburgh’s Universities. 

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review


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