Demo Day Digest, Choosing Cycle 8 and next Open Coffee Club

AlphaLab's 8th Cycle of Companies

AlphaLab grads from our 7th cycle strike a pose. Pictured companies: 8020selectMakerCraftKrowderVitalClipComVibe, and PHRQL

Photos & Video from AlphaLab Demo Day are Up

Since our 7th cycle of AlphaLab companies pitched their ideas to a roomful of investors, entrepreneurs, and advisors (as well as 200+ viewers watching live) at AlphaLab Demo Day, we’ve put up photos up on Flickr and archived footage of the pitches up on Vimeo.

Cycle 8

Right now we have the difficult task of deciding which companies will comprise our next cycle. After a record number of applications, the decision will not be easy; however, the growing quantity and quality of applicants speaks to the blossoming ecosystem Pittsburgh has created for entrepreneurs that makes it possible to not just start a company here, but to thrive here.

For more on that, our friends over at the Allegheny Conference recently posted this great video of AlphaLab CEO’s discussing the benefits of starting a company in Pittsburgh:

Open Coffee Club – Pittsburgh

Though our nest will soon be empty in preparation for the next cycle, we wanted to open up the space before the holiday break for Open Coffee Club.

Join us on the morning of Friday, December 16th for free coffee, pastries and networking. And as always, the event is open to all, so please pass along to anyone you think would be interested so we can continue to grow this entrepreneurial community!