Pittsburgh Startups


ComVibe helps property managers enhance their tenants’ rental experience with a suite of web and mobile tools aimed at increasing resident satisfaction and retention.


CloudFab makes it easy for companies to source custom and short-run manufacturing automatically through a network of vetted suppliers. Users upload design (CAD) files, and we instantly price them and analyze them for manufacturability. When an order is placed, the design goes directly to the manufacturer for production.


LoyalTree is a SaaS platform robust enough for enterprises and simple enough for small businesses that allows retailers to create loyalty programs using mobile devices. Businesses benefit from rich analytics designed to segment customers and make recommendations based on dynamic data analysis or peer reporting. For the first time, loyalty is infused across all channels-creating effective metrics and price/value evaluations. LoyalTree allows marketers to focus exclusively on building brand equity.


NoWait is cloud based seating management for the casual dining restaurant. NoWait eliminates the frustration for restaurants and guests by innovating the waiting process with an iPad wait list that notifies guests by text message when tables are ready. This text message creates a never before available channel for in-restaurant advertising direct to guest's phones. NoWait automatically builds a valuable text message for post dining interactions.

LeftRight Studios

LeftRight is dedicated to creating compelling content through mobile applications and games that offer consumers rich experiences tied to the brands they know and love. Explore our website and games and discover the passion (and fun) we bring to the mobile industry. It's our goal to bring consumers applications and games that are unique, addictive and endlessly entertaining -- It's also our goal to bring our partners the opportunity to connect with their audiences in ways that are just as unique and memorable, on the device that's never far from their hands!


VitalClip is creating an iPhone accessory that measures vital signs and adds context to deliver an instant and meaningful view of your well-being.


WinePicks is a platform for buying, selling and marketing wine. We offer inventory systems, iPad wine lists and an iPhone app best described as "Pandora for Wine".


PHRQL (pronounced ‘freckle’) is a mobile platform that helps teenagers and young adults manage their diabetes with social networking, game mechanics and data analytics designed to engage users, improve quality of life, and reduce the cost of care.


ShowClix is the fastest growing full-service primary ticketing company. ShowClix provides web-based solutions to event organizers, promoters and venue managers across the United States. The company provides its clients, which include non-profit organizations, performing arts centers, nightclubs, live music venues, and colleges and universities, with an easy, affordable way to sell event tickets online, over the telephone or in-person through a point-of-sale/box office system.


Krowder is a community-powered delivery platform that helps facilitate the delivery of local items.


MakerCraft is developing a mobile app that allows people to easily design and purchase customized jewelry.

The Resumator

The Resumator is a quirky, Pittsburgh-based software company that develops Web 2.0 recruiting software. They empower growing businesses with fun-to-use recruiting tools they've never had, but have always needed.


Wawadoo is a recommendation engine for events, to answer the question "What do YOU want to do?"

Avere Systems

Avere Systems was founded in 2008 in order to develop NAS solutions that would allow enterprises to scale storage network performance independently of capacity - driving up performance while driving down cost. This single-minded goal became the guiding philosophy behind the development the architecture that has produced Avere’s Demand-Driven StorageTM products, coming to market Fall 2009.


CivicScience enables better marketing and advertising. Our Intelligent Online Polling technology captures and digitizes consumer opinion, creating real-time insights for businesses, non-profits, and civic leaders. CivicScience develops software applications, web portals, and social media polling tools that engage consumers where they travel online.


Fooala enables online ordering capabilities for restaurants through their own websites and a network of partner applications. Restaurants can join Fooala with no upfront costs or equipment purchase requirements.


AlphaLab is a startup accelerator created by Innovation Works to help capital-efficient startup companies launch quickly and successfully. Twice a year up to six companies in the software, web services, mobile, gaming or agile hardware space are selected to participate in an intensive 20-week program. During these weeks companies will rapidly iterate on their products and work with mentors, advisors, and the AlphaLab team to hone their business models. The program culminates in the AlphaLab Demo Day: a chance for companies to pitch what they’ve been working on to angel investors, VCs, and press outlets from around the nation.


Grail is an innovative, dynamic wine menu designed to challenge the traditional wine ordering paradigm. With Grail on a web-enabled mobile device, such as an iPad or iPhone, consumers can now access the vital information needed to make more informed wine selections and track/review their favorite beverage selections. Restaurants no longer have out-of-stock items on their menus and distributors and wineries have unprecedented access to a table-side marketing platform to push high margin specials.

Tutor Technologies

Tutor Technologies is a platform for the design and distribution of educational content, delivered as an intelligent tutoring system.


Rent Jungle is the only true search engine in the apartment and rental housing industry. Its web-crawling technology gathers up nearly every property listed in the U.S. from over 7,000 rental sites. Apartment hunters can search over five million active listings broken down by city, neighborhood, size, and price.


Hub19 is building a curated marketplace for design.
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