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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.

Entrepreneurs Features

Carnegie: Borough on the brink

Ten years after Hurricane Ivan flooded Carnegie, a borough just six miles ouside of Pittsburgh, the town is beginning to bounce back with a boom of small businesses opening on the idyllic Main Street.

Plays Inverse creates a literary experience for readers of the printed play

After years of reading poorly produced editions of his favorite shows, Tyler Crumrine indentified an opportunity to improve the printing quality of theatrical literature by starting a small press here in Pittsburgh.

Four young female entrepreneurs building networks in Pittsburgh

Four young women entrepreneurs, with work that spans from political fundraising to opening a local market, say Pittsburgh is a great city to start a company and make business relationships.

National Roundup: Pittsburgh's young entrepreneurs, Denver's newest breweries

Pop City is one of 22 publications run by Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company. Our sister sites such as Model D in Detroit, Confluence in Denver, Fresh Water in Cleveland and Elevation in Washington D.C. have also been covering the latest in urban innovation and development. This is the first in a monthly series that will aggregate top news from around our network and profile what’s next for cities.

Shaving bucks off your ride: Lyft's pink mustache cars roll into Pittsburgh

Lyft, an app-based ridesharing program popular in several U.S. cities, has come to Pittsburgh, providing competition for other forms of transportation and excitement for residents looking for a ride. 
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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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