Pittsburgh City Council Proclaims July 8 "LifeShel Day"!
Pittsburgh City Council recognized the efforts of LifeShel
and its three founders Alan Fu, Siri Ramos, and Jayon Wang, all recent CMU graduates for their efforts to prevent sexual violence. LifeShel is a technology startup developing smartphone cases that integrate deterrent technology with crowd-sourced community support to prevent incidences of sexual assault. Read the full story
Detroit Gets All the Press, but Pittsburgh is the Rust Belt's Unsung Startup Hub
Pittsburgh, by investment capita is actually doing better than Detroit, according to a recent article
in Pandodaily. According to a report from Ernst & Young LLP and Innovation Works, Pittsburgh had 52.5 venture rounds per million residents, compared to Detroit’s 11.9 venture rounds per million residents.