It’s that time of year! We are excited to announce that AlphaLab is now accepting applications for its Winter/Spring 2010 cycle! AlphaLab is a catalyst for launching the next generation of software, web, mobile, and entertainment technology companies. Created by Innovation Works, one of the nation’s most active seed-stage investors, AlphaLab provides funding, free office space, expert business advisors and services during its biannual program in Pittsburgh. AlphaLab helps companies rapidly develop their technology, gain user feedback from early product releases, develop go-to-market strategies, and move towards a successful commercial launch. For more information and to access the application, visit: www.alphalab.org. The application deadline is October 20th and the program begins on January 5th. You can also learn more about Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial scene and AlphaLab’s role within it in the following blog entry from Center Networks: http://www.centernetworks.com/why-i-love-pittsburgh-startups. If you would like to learn more about the program, you can attend the next Open Coffee Club meeting at AlphaLab (2325 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side) on October 1st starting at 9 am. AlphaLab team members will be at the Open Coffee Club meeting to answer any questions you may have about the program and to help you determine whether your business idea is a good fit for the program. You can also meet others who are interested in the program and a few of the current AlphaLab teams.