Announcing the newest accelerator for entrepreneurs, The Hardware Store, opening in Mt. Washington in a formerly boarded up —what else—hardware store.
Unlike the other accelerators opening up around the city, this one is tailored specifically for media freelancers. It offers a space close to the city and is equipped with video-making technology, explains Jason Kambitsis, executive director of the Mt. Washington Community Developing Corp.
The Hardware Store, located on Warrington Avenue, has 25 desks and a 20-foot green screen. The Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. will facilitate the space and Pittsburgh startup @crowdasaurus
will be the first tenant and will manage the day-to-day operation.
The developer, RE360, is providing the space and making the necessary updates to the property.
“All these startups need good media and media content to sell their brand,” says Kambitsis. “We think if we smoosh everyone together we can not only save them money but (help them to) generate good media content. We’re making it work because, at the end of the day, getting a business open there will be extremely beneficial for the neighborhood."
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Jason Kambitsis, MWCDC