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At our recent Pop City event on Fueling Startups, we learned just how much interest there is about entrepreneurship. That's why we are featuring a Focus area on the topic: a central place to find highly relevant news about Pittsburgh entrepreneurs, their stories and successes and the startups and small companies that are fueling growth in Pittsburgh.

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Matthew Buccholz displays his inventory at his home in Friendship.

Alternate Histories: Q&A with pop artist Matthew Buchholz

A love of sci-fi kitsch led Brooklynite-turned-Pittsburgher Matthew Buchholz to populate historic, public domain images with space creatures and UFO for a line of cards and posters. Now, he's gotten his hands on some old film scripts that he's turned into pocket-sized editions with the help of Kickstarter.

UIX

Small scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

A Beer Four All Seasons

How local is your beer? Brewers add more fresh, locally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Learn how brewers in Toronto, The Twin Cities, Cleveland and Philly are tapping into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

Dan Rugh and his Children

Local biz in da' Burgh: A Q&A with Dan Rugh of Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the perfect example of the Pittsburgh startup dream—an entrepreneurial web designer made good. Learn more about how Dan Rugh translated tech and design skills into a successful branding firm and silk screen press.

Choderwood has an indoor pool that Airbnb guests are welcome to use.

Finding a unique perspective of Pittsburgh through Airbnb

Airbnb is allowing Pittsburghers to redefine the staycation by opening their homes to travelers and helping them to see a more personal view of the Steel City.
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Entrepreneurs Founders

Sam Gupta of CMIT Solutions

Sam Gupta of CMIT Solutions

His plan for growth for his IT support and services provider includes helping more nonprofits and establishing more area franchisees.

Jason Wolfe of GiftCards.com

Jason Wolfe of GiftCards.com

He has gone from orphan to $100M in revenue largely because he is determined to make the best of any situation.

Francesco Trama of Viper Network Systems

Francesco Trama of Viper Network Systems

This Army man defends companies with global footprints from network attacks, especially those from foreign countries.

Ray Tarasi of Universal Packing

Ray Tarasi of Universal Packing

His product is based on NASA-developed technology and is among the most effective to treat the hundreds of oil spills that happen every day worldwide.

Eric Silver of Pikimal

Eric Silver of Pikimal

His action-packed entrepreneurial journey continues with a mission of helping people make the best possible purchasing decisions online.

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