What a week!

SolePower, Identified, and Accel Diagnostics made it to the finals for #SXSW2015

More than five hundred companies submitted their web-based products to the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator. Three AlphaLab/AlpaLab Gear alumni made it to the finals in the categories of Wearable Technologies, Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, and Digital Health and Life Sciences Technologies. All of the Interactive finalists were able to showcase their products on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 at the Hilton Downtown Austin.

       

 

 

AlphaLab was named One of the top 20 accelerators in the Us!

It’s an honor to be recognized on this list and it’s a reflection on our strong network of startups, investors, and entrepreneurs who provide our companies with the resources and tools they need to rapidly iterate, engage with customers, expand, and succeed. The report also shows the rapidly growing and changing dynamics of the accelerator landscape and funding market in general and we are continuously working to evolve our program to best position our companies in this environment. We were also proud to see that the Pittsburgh ecosystem ranked #6 in regions whose funding was impacted by accelerators: 

 

 

 

The AlphaLab Gear National HardwareCup at @TechshopAustin was a great success!

On Thursday night a panel of entrepreneurs and startup folks got together at TechShop, Austin to talk tech. Afterwards, 6 companies pitched to a standing room only audience. Out of all of the great pitches, Curb Energy took home the cup (…literally). Check out some of the great quotes from the panel below!

 

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