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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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Hens and Chicks specializes in custom floral arrangements.

Spring blossoms in the Strip District: Three florists abloom in this ever-growing neighborhood

Long known as Pittsburgh's epicenter for gourmet and specialty food items, the Strip District is also becoming the go-to spot for burgeoning floral businesses. The vibrant neighborhood's flower shops and flower wholesalers play a large part in nurturing the history, current landscape, and future of the neighborhood.

Wilkinsburg Train Station

Wilkinsburg bounces back with development plans on the horizon

With beautification projects, a possible reversal of a centuries-old liquor ban, and new life for the historic Wilkinsburg Train Station in its sights, this East End borough is primed for investment and development. 

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Pittsburgh startup NetBeez monitors networks in real time

Founded in 2013 at Innovation Works' AlphaLab incubator, NetBeez uses "swarm intelligence" and network sensors called BEEZ to collect and process network and application performance. 

Marian Parsons' Miss Mustard Seed has become a brand

Meet five Pennsylvania-based bloggers turning an internet connection into wild success

Whether they're posting about interior design, craft beer, life's absurdities, parenting or state-centric travel, these five bloggers have used determination -- and the magic of the web -- to reach readers across the globe.

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Local school children beta test real-time map of human health

With increasing concerns over serious contagious illnesses like measles and the tension between public safety and privacy regarding health information, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer could change the way health information is shared.
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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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