Mark Rossi from Earthbound Crystals joins us from his space at the eCenter @ Lindenpointe to talk about why he dropped out after a couple weeks in college to start his own business and how the center helped him find a path to entrepreneurship, being a part of Start Up Weekend Hermitage, why he uses Periscope to help spread the word about his products and more!
Andrew Pavlick is a recovering entrepreneur working his craft in creative media at the eCenter @ Lindenpointe in Hermitage, PA.We talk about seeing Hermitage as an option for tech minded workers, The Winner’s efforts to start up new industry, the first Start Up Weekend in the region and changing his strategy to get out of his comfort zone and more!
Ketaki Desai joins us to discuss the eCenter@Lindenpointe, a business incubator in Hermitage, PA in Mercer County.We discuss building tech and business in a region not always thought as an innovative region, Entrepreneurship Academy that shows High School students opportunities in the area, some of the success stories for this young organization, the first Startup Weekend for the area, and more!
We are visiting the Center for Media Innovation to chat with Chelsea Pompeani, Media Innovation Specialist at Point Park University, to discuss the new center and how the school is preparing students for different kinds of broadcast and new media careers.
We talk with Bobby Zappalaof Ascender, a hub for starters and builders rebranding from the old Thrill Mill. We discuss the “start up” community in Pittsburgh an why they are distancing themselves from that moniker, growing into the new name, Thrival Festival, what they bring to the table with their move, the IBM Watson AI Xprize in Pittsburgh, and what is coming up!
We chat with Aaron Hartman of Bits to Pieces about the rise of 3D Printing and his service that offers leasing services for the devices. We discuss the state of 3D printing with the local kids, working out of Work Hard Pittsburgh, how you can get into 3D printing, what sorts of practical uses are there of today’s printers, and the patent issues with 3D printing.
Ryan Green tells us about Gridwise, a service that looks to help Uber and Lyft ride sharing drivers become more efficient with more data and crowd sourced tips. We discuss how open drivers are to share information, how alpha lab helped the company grow, and more!
Marcus Jeter of Resus Technologies is looking to change the hair stylist industry by bringing it into your home with the MyStylist application.We talk about the inception, what problem this solves with stylist licensing, and how the Alphalab process helped them launch.
We talk with Executive Director of Alphalab, Jim Jen, about the Pittsburgh Startup Incubator, how it has developed over the years, the process, some businesses that have made an impact from the space, how they hope to grow Pittsburgh’s tech scene without the growing pains of Silicon Valley and more!