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28 09, 2015

Ideas flourish during Startup Weekend Civic


This past Friday, the RE 360 LLC, 829 Industry St., was the hub that housed a gathering for young entrepreneurs who wanted to crate solutions. Over 50 people attended opening night for Startup Weekend Civic Pittsburgh, which began at 6:30 p.m. and ran until 6 p.m. Sunday. Startup Weekend’s are nothing new to Pittsburgh, as [...]

28 09, 2015

Pop-Up Marketing program to Launch in Allentown for One Week Only


Helps kick off yearlong service offerings for small businesses Pittsburgh, PA - Up To Know Good will be partnering with The Hilltop Alliance, New Sun Rising and Work Hard Pittsburgh to present UpTo Mainstreet Allentown, October 5 - 9 at 827 E. Warrington Avenue. UpTo Mainstreet is a one-week pop-up event staffed by independent creative [...]

24 07, 2015

Startup Weekend Civic is coming to Pittsburgh with a focus on community problems


Start brainstorming. There’s a new startup weekend in town. Startup Weekend Civic will be held in Allentown from September 18 – 20, 2015. Startup Weekend is a global organization that fosters the basics of creating and developing successful startup ventures. Pittsburgh hosts several Startup Weekends a year, helping participants create companies during weekend-long events across [...]

20 07, 2015

Work Hard Pittsburgh Launches First Startup Weekend Civic


FOR RELEASE: Immediate CONTACT: Josh Lucas, 412-327-5817, info@workhardpgh.org Work Hard Pittsburgh Launches First Startup Weekend Civic A weekend of entrepreneurial development offering hands-on mentorship for social innovators PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2015 — Work Hard Pittsburgh, formerly The Hardware Store, presents Pittsburgh’s first Startup Weekend Civic (SWCivicPGH) event, connecting more than 150 entrepreneurs, designers, and computer [...]

22 06, 2015

Meta Mesh wants to get mesh network Wi-Fi to neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh


Adam Longwill built his first wireless antenna using a wok. “My parents, whom I was living with at the time, had DSL and they were too cheap to get a better connection,” the founder and CEO of Meta Mesh jokes. “I was home from college and I was desperate for good Internet speed. I thought [...]

17 06, 2015

Meta Mesh looking to expand free wireless Internet access throughout Pittsburgh


There's a lot of talk of bridging what's referred to as the digital divide—the gap between haves and have nots when it comes to access to modern information and communications technology — and one Pittsburgh startup thinks it has the solution. With its community-owned wireless networks, Meta Mesh LLC is looking to connect Pittsburgh neighborhoods [...]

17 06, 2015

Pittsburgh startup to ‘democratize’ broadband with free wireless Internet


Meta Mesh, a Pittsburgh startup, is hoping to bring free wireless broadband service to neighborhoods through its PittMesh network, which lets anyone join the network using consumer-grade, off-the-shelf Wi-Fi hardware. The Wi-Fi access is provided by residents and businesses in a neighborhood that volunteer to host the necessary equipment. With enough hotspot nodes, PittMesh can [...]

6 04, 2015

12 communities experimenting with mesh networks


Whether to get around traditional ISPs or to bulk up resiliency in the event of a disaster, these mesh networks are worth knowing about. Mesh networks help people stay connected while avoiding traditional internet providers. Motivation around the country for creating community mesh networks ranges from a desire for social justice, improved information access during natural disasters or just [...]

3 02, 2015

The Hardware Store breaks down nurturing a Pittsburgh incubator


By Deborah M. Todd / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The standard model of an incubator program fueling small business seed costs to encourage big business returns is getting a revamp at Allentown-based co-working organization The Hardware Store. An event Thursday, titled “Let’s Build an Incubator,” broke down the legal ins and outs of a plan to create [...]

27 01, 2015

Startup Weekend Education Pittsburgh updates: keynote speaker, sponsors, judges, and more


....... at the gold level is local co-working space and technology services company The Hardware Store, which will also be handling all our digital media needs for the Sunday pitches. Many thanks to founder Josh Lucas for his ongoing support and documentation of startup events. Read More: http://blog.up.co/2015/01/14/startup-weekend-education-pittsburgh-updates-keynote-speaker-sponsors-judges/