News

Innovation Works measures success by the accomplishments of the companies we assist. In our News section, you will find the latest information about the technological advancements, groundbreaking research, and business development milestones being achieved by Our Portfolio Companies. You can also access our press releases and review stories that feature Innovation Works, the developing technology sector in Southwestern Pennsylvania and other local economic development news.

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley
02/22/2017
"Some of the fastest growing companies and best opportunities are unfolding in the area between the two coasts. Pittsburgh tops the list because what's happening there best reflects the growth and acceleration of a more supportive climate for entrepreneurs throughout our nation."

Read more in Inc.

2 Moms Create ‘Flexable’ Way To Find Last-Minute Child Care
02/20/2017

“Two local moms created a special website where parents and caregivers fill out a profile. Parents write their needs, and caregivers write their availability. Based on the criteria, the system can match the parent with the caregiver and help them find the care they need.”

Read more and watch the video on KDKA/CBS


Flexable helping match parents, child care providers
02/18/2017
“Priya Amin and Jessica Strong are creators of Flexable, a website designed to link parents with available caregivers.”

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“STEMinist” Hahna Alexander is turning footsteps into power
02/16/2017
Hahna Alexander of Pittsburgh's SolePower receives Toyota's "Mother of Invention" grant!

Read the article and watch the full video at nytimes


Trusst Lingerie deploys 3-D tech to design bras
02/08/2017
Trusst, maker of a line of bras with a 3-D structure that cantilevers out and has trusses underneath to give the breast support, introduced a new line this past fall, opened a pop-up store and now sell out of their Penn Avenue storefront office and through their website.

Read more in Crain’s Pittsburgh

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Innovation Works values diversity in its programs and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to submit applications or business plans for consideration.

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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