Tag Archives: Small Business

Pittsburgh’s Innovation Economy Takes Off (Literally), Astrobotic Brings MoonMailTM to Consumers

by on January 15, 2015

Astrobotic, a Carnegie Mellon University spinout, has emerged as a leader in the private sector race to the moon. By many indications, Astrobotic is also leading in the race to capture the Google Lunar XPRIZE, with a final prize in the $30- $40 million range. To further grow its market, the Pittsburgh-based space logistics firm […]

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Robotic Baby Products Innovator 4moms Receives Small Business Impact Award; Expands in Pittsburgh, Creates 120 New Jobs

by on June 2, 2014

Congratulations to 4moms – Pittsburgh-based innovator of robotic baby gear – on receiving the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Award for Small Business Impact in southwestern Pennsylvania region during the May 30 Governor’s ImPAct Awards ceremony in Hershey, Pa. The award is given to small businesses that are innovators within their industry and who demonstrate revenue/profit growth […]

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Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic Advances “One Giant Step” for Opening Up Moon’s Potential

by on February 21, 2014

Pittsburgh’s innovation-led economic renaissance continues to capture the attention of influential news outlets. Recently there was Politico’s “What Works,” a year-long series focused on transformative technologies, polices and strategies that chose Pittsburgh for its debut article. This week the emerging-technologies blog GIGAOM made a splash with its story about Strip District-based Astrobotic and its lunar ambitions. A spinout of Carnegie Mellon University, Astrobotic […]

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Heading to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show? First (Virtual) Stop is in Pittsburgh

by on February 21, 2014

Want to join the audience for NBC’s fresh new Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon? Access comes by way of downtown Pittsburgh. From the 13th floor of Centre City Tower, ShowClix can connect you with 30 Rockefeller Center. As the show’s new official ticketing partner, this tech-driven company is making a major dent in the market to connect event […]

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Newest Idea Foundry Accelerator to Help Solve Water Challenges

by on February 6, 2014

Pittsburgh, with its trifecta of natural water sources, could be a natural fit for water-related innovation. It is exactly because of our immense water resources that we at Idea Foundry have launched the first regional accelerator dedicated to commercializing water technologies, named Innovate H2O. Innovate H2O has been developed in partnership with the Water Economy […]

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