Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Two mobile products that get thumbs up – PhotoFast and GoMobilePGH

PhotoFast & ParkMobilePGH can both ease your life

Still looking for products that help you daily?  I’ve been reviewing two of them that you’ll want to consider. PhotoFast plugs into your iPhone giving you a quick and easy way to offload your phone or protect your data locally GoMobilePGH is specific to people in Western PA who want to ease their trips into Continue Reading

Venture Capital and Angel Resources

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Raising funds for your start up or growth stage business is hard.  Here are some resources that could make it easier. Tools to Shop Your Deal and Submit to Funders Gust.com (formerly Angel Soft) is often used to submit your deal so funders can more easily compare your company, share it with their partners, and Continue Reading

Thrival Festival a Success; Bobby Z “Gets” Customer Support

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This weekend’s Thrival Festival, conducted by Thrill Mill was excellent.  The investor pitches that happened at Google’s Pittsburgh Office in Bakery Square were among the most polished pitches I’ve seen.  Then the evening’s music festival across the street was hopping. Early in the evening, I mentioned to Bobby Zappala (co-founder of Thrill Mill and organizer of Continue Reading

Modcloth – Model of Tomorrow (and Yesterday)

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  I had the chance last week to visit the Modcloth fulfillment center – and boy was I shocked. (“Impressed” would work too – and be an equal descriptor). I’ve heard for a few years about how the company was growing on the strength of retro styled clothing (hence the yesterday) – and that they Continue Reading

Pittsburgh: 4th most-literate city in U.S.

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  I love seeing articles like this article about the top cities based on literacy.   When I first moved to Pittsburgh (in the 80s), I had the same outdated view of the city as a lot of outsiders; and encountered a wonderful city.  But I chuckled over the dialect.  Now I don’t notice it any more.  Continue Reading