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Cleveland Wants to Make Sure the Next Wright Brothers Come From the Rust Belt


“Midwestern cities are connecting their manufacturing past with tomorrow’s next big tech invention”.

Read more in nextcity.org

Locals shrug off startup index, ask where’s students?


Terri Glueck with Innovation Works points out the report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation leaves out a very important group in Pittsburgh’s startup ecosystem – student entrepreneurs.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

Pittsburgh’s latest makeover: Our city has become a center of the national maker movement


With support from CMU’s Project Olympus and startup accelerator AlphaLab, SolePower is a good example of how Pittsburgh has become a national focal point of the maker movement.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

8 UpPrize finalists announced: will compete for $800,000 in pitch competition


BNY Mellon and the Forbes Funds announced the Eight UpPrize finalists representing for-profit companies tackling social challenge.

Read more in NEXTPittsburgh

Finalists announced for $1M Pittsburgh social innovation challenge


The Bank of New York Mellon Corp., BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Forbes Funds announced the eight finalists to compete for the UpPrize award of $1 million  in grants, investments and technical assistance.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

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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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