Meet Alison Alvarez and Tomer Borenstein, the founders of BlastPoint. Before starting BlastPoint, Alison had a career in building big data tools for large Fortune 1000 companies. Through her work, she came to realize two things: When it comes to big data systems, everyone asks for the same subset of features. Only really large companies […]
Throughout the Spring, I had been posting a blog entry about once a week. I had a writing schedule that worked well for me. Then something happened that disrupted my routine – I had a baby. This is my second child, so I had a better idea of what I was getting into. But I […]
Embrace the “validate first, build later” philosophy and try out these three ways to validate your startup idea without building a damn thing.
Entrepreneurs would find a lot more freedom to explore and grow their ideas if they focussed less on MVP, and more on MVE: the minimum viable experiment.
In graduate school, whenever we were getting ready to attend a conference, we would all get together to practice our elevator pitches. In theory, the reason we practiced our pitch was that if by some miracle we found ourselves on an elevator with a philanthropically inclined Bill Gates we’d be ready to win him over with a […]
No such thing as an epiphany. Good startup ideas come from experience, and they can be made better with more and a diversity of experience.
Meet Greg Buzulencia, the CEO and founder of ViaHero.
For small business owners, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer. Here are some of the many resources available to Pittsburgh startups.