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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 [...]

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×, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Local Company Puts Drone In Pittsburgh’s Sky

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Flying robots circling the skies above Pittsburgh? It may sound futuristic, but the widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, may only be a few years away. Commercial drone use is still illegal, though the FAA continues to draft regulations. Read More:

Award #24: PittMesh

Two years ago, Meta Mesh founder Adam Longwill wanted to make a private Wi-Fi connection to his friends’ houses. After testing various antenna designs and routing technologies for a year, he decided not to limit his network to just his friends. He recruited a team on-line, and one year ago, founded his company, Meta Mesh, [...]

Allentown start-up businesses share space in old hardware store

By Diana Nelson Jones Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The neighborhood hardware store had its day in the 20th century, but a vacant one will give Allentown a 21st century boost when it opens later this month as The Hardware Store, a co-working incubator of start-up media production and crowd-sourcing companies. Bud's Hardware at 744 E. Warrington Ave. [...]

The Hardware Store brings a new cooperative, entrepreneurial space to South Pittsburgh

For a startup company or freelance media producer, office space can be an unaffordable luxury. That’s why Josh Lucas, the founder of internet crowd-funding startup Crowdasaurus, had been looking to open a shared office space on Pittsburgh’s South Side. “It’s hard to run your company in a Google Hangout,” Lucas says, referring to Google's free videoconferecing [...]