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14 11, 2014

Pittsburgh’s Allentown gets free wireless Internet


Free wireless has arrived in Allentown, allowing people within a quarter-mile of host antennas on Warrington Avenue to use the Internet, with battery backup in case of power outages. The young company Meta Mesh developed the community networking prototype, PittMesh, and considers the Warrington project the first piece of what its founder, Adam Longwill, expects [...]

10 11, 2014

Meet The Hardware Store: Shoutside Media.


When was the last time you used a mobile website — to check a restaurant’s menu, to look up office hours or learn more about a company? Digital media has changed the way customers connect with businesses and the shift to smartphones makes a strong mobile presence essential to connecting with customers on the [...]

22 10, 2014

The Hardware Store Visits the Youngstown Business Incubator


The Youngstown Business Incubator has a simple mission: it accelerates B2B tech startups in Youngstown. Offering critical resources like space, counseling, equipment, and networking opportunities, YBI also aims to revitalize its downtown neighborhood. Sound familiar? Josh and Kamrul from The Hardware Store and Jennifer Wilhelm from the Urban Redevelopment Authority visited YBI to see how they differ [...]

13 10, 2014

The Hardware Store looking to expand opportunities with new incubator


Josh Lucas, founder of The Hardware Store, is looking to create a new vision for entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh. Over the last year, the Allentown-based co-working space has provided startups, freelance media producers, and nonprofits space to work, collaborate and grow. Now, Lucas said he's looking to launch a more formalized incubator out of The Hardware [...]

1 10, 2014

The Hardware Store: bringing up the Allentown neighborhood in Pittsburgh.


https://youtu.be/zjBmu2tFNEE Josh Lucas telling us about what The Hardware Store is all about. Find out more at http://workhardpgh.com/ Follow these awesome people on Twitter: John Chichilla (@chilla), Josh Lucas (@workhardpgh), and Mike Sorg (@sorgatron). Check out for more: http://pittsburghfoundation.org/node/35144

1 10, 2014

Fall Pitchfest 2014


The Hardware Store presents Fall Pitchfest 2014. Four times a year, Pittsburgh entrepreneurs present their work to the community in the form of 10 minute or 90 second pitches. The event is organized by Pittsburgh Tech Meetup. Heather Broman introduces LoDoMo, a resource for people to input information about their life, health, assets, family & [...]

24 09, 2014

A New Vision for Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh


From the Crescent City to the Great Salt Lake It ain't what you got, it's what you make — Shovels & Rope Last year we launched The Hardware Store — a coworking community of freelance digital professionals, committed to creating equitable alternatives for regional entrepreneurs, and to the revitalization of Allentown, our neighborhood in the [...]

2 09, 2014

The Hardware Store’s first app breaks social media barriers


Josh Lucas likes to think a new web app, launched out of his coworking space The Hardware Store, will break the boundaries of social media. When the app, named 5×5.works, launches later this month, it will be the first app out of the Allentown shop. “What 5×5 does, is it allows groups of businesses to [...]

18 06, 2014

Small Business Resource Fair with Big Partners


The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto's Office, Kiva City Pittsburgh, and Google's Free "Get Your Business Online" Program are hosted a small business resource fair in our coworking space! Community members were able to learn about neighborhood business grants, free resources available to new and established small business, and 0% or low interest [...]

3 06, 2014

Pittsburgh Technology without Funny Mustaches


At The Hardware Store, we believe that do'ers should celebrate their creative spirit through productivity, not dangerous and offensive grooming. You see, over-the-top mustaches are just one of many diversions employed by digital service providers. These guys want you to be hypnotized by the glamours yet mysterious nature of technology. Odds are, your organization has experienced these [...]