Monthly Archives: July 2013

Homewood entrepreneurs awarded business grants

In November of 2012 the staff of Urban Innovation21 introduced to the Homewood-Brushton community the Homewood Business Grant Competition to an audience of approximately 50 potential and existing entrepreneurs. Read More


Just because they didn’t win last season, you wouldn’t dare to call the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers a “once-thriving” team. That’s not the case with the economically depressed Homewood section of Pittsburgh which is all too often described as a “once-thriving” neighborhood. Read More

Episode 15 – Featuring Harish Saluja & Bill Generett

Raja talks with Harish Saluja, an Indian filmmaker now living in Pittsburgh, about his role as Founder and Executive Director of the Silk Screen Asian Arts and Cultural Organization, and the importance of the arts when it comes to bridging the gap between international cultures. Plus, Bill Generett, the President of Urban Innovation 21, a Pittsburgh-based business support organization that harnesses the collective power of innovation among entrepreneurs to create a driving force geared to move the region’s economy forward. Read More