Monthly Archives: August 2013

Co-working Space Available in the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone

With a startup or freelance work, it’s often hard to find a place to work beyond the home. There’s your local coffee shop, where power outlets are strategically hidden, and the Internet connection is weak. You can rent office space, but the lease and furnishings alone can drain you. The solution? Co-working spaces. Cropping up all over the country, Pittsburgh boasts a healthy array of spaces catered to all sorts of industries. Read More

SPUR Business Celebrates One Year Anniversary

This time last year in Pittsburgh (July 2012), now disgraced Nate Harper was still our highly respected African-American chief of police, the Mellon Arena had just finished being completely demolished after standing for 40 years as a reminder of the displacement of numerous businesses and families from the Lower Hill District, and 32-year-old Mayor Luke Ravensthal was still looking forward to yet another four year term as the mayor of the Most Livable City. Read More

Urban Innovation21 Celebrates Conclusion of the Region’s Largest and Most Diverse Summer Innovation Economy Internship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pittsburgh, August 7, 2013 Urban Innovation21 Celebrates Conclusion of the Region’s Largest and Most Diverse Summer Innovation Economy Internship Program As the largest and most diverse innovation economy based internship program in the region, Urban Innovation21 placed 69 students with paid internships this summer.  16 students were placed with UPMC Affiliates, 24 interns with advanced manufacturing companies, 26 with technology companies, and 3 with community based organizations.  According to Alyssa Boehringer, the Program Manager for Internship Programs, Urban Innovation21 will provide approximately 100 paid internships for students in 2013. As one of our region’s leading public-private partnership,…

Launch PGH Announced by City of Pittsburgh URA

Mayor Ravenstahl Announces New Website to Connect Entrepreneurs With Opportunities to Help Launch New Businesses   (PITTSBURGH) August 1, 2013 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced a new website designed to connect entrepreneurs with opportunities and serve as a “launchpad” for local and new businesses. The site, launchpgh.com, is a portal for entrepreneurs, investors, developers and job seekers who want instant access to Pittsburgh’s best business and networking resources. “One of our goals when we formed PowerUp Pittsburgh was to create a more robust entrepreneur environment in Pittsburgh, and this website helps us reach that goal,” Ravenstahl said. “LAUNCHPGH.com provides helpful…