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Cropolis solves some of the biggest challenges faced by small and medium-sized farms by automating the best practices in farm marketing, sales, and administration. The company increases the availability, accessibility, and ease of purchase for healthy, local foods. Cropolis will be matched with the Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh.

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Global Wordsmiths is a social enterprise dedicated to improving language access in the region for LEP individuals who cannot access services as a result of the language barrier. Global Wordsmiths provides language translation, interpretation, training, and consulting services. Global Wordsmiths will pilot its full-stack language access planning service with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

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LeanFM Technologies helps facility managers make data-driven decisions by using patented data integration technologies and artificial intelligence to consolidate work and cost information of buildings. LeanFM Technologies helps increase situation awareness, save time, reduce waste, and transition to an efficient and proactive mode of operations. LeanFM Technologies will be testing their building facility management software solution with the Office of Management and Budget, City of Pittsburgh.

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Meta Mesh Wireless Communities is a non-profit organization that bridges the Digital Divide in Western Pennsylvania by using mesh networking technology to provide communities with a low-cost public Wi-Fi option. Meta Mesh builds these networks and teaches others about networking and Wi-Fi. The company will be matched with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.

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NetBeez is a Pittsburgh-based network performance monitoring company that provides proactive network monitoring from the end-user’s perspective. NetBeez’s hardware and software sensors enable proactive identification of the most complex network issues by revealing the issue before it impacts users. The startup will be matched with the Department of Innovation & Performance, City of Pittsburgh.

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Qlicket is an office communication solution that offers organizations a simple, natural way to solicit feedback. Qlicket’s software drives engagement and helps companies address workplace issues more effectively by providing the most direct and scalable way to hear and respond to the voice of their employees. The company will be testing its new internal communications tool with the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

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Steel City Soils is a cooperatively-managed group that works together to recycle food and yard waste. The group focuses on making the highest-quality end product possible for urban food growing. Steel City Soils will be matched with the Office of Environmental Services and the Forestry Division of the City of Pittsburgh.

Zensors Logo

Zensors uses artificial intelligence software to provide human-centered and actionable sensor output with minimal hardware installation, allowing the user to make data-driven decisions. The company will be testing its smart camera software system with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.


CleanRobotics logo

CleanRobotics makes TrashBot, a robotics waste bin that automatically separates landfill waste from recyclables.

Cognowear logo

Cognowear aims to create intelligent attire that optimizes the wearer's comfort. Our first product has adaptive sensing technology that interprets the wearer’s environmental and body signals, and translates them to ensure the most comfortable temperature for the wearer.

Flywheel logo

Flywheel helps organizations understand and improve the way they work. We design processes that enable human beings to work better together, supporting productive, engaging work environments.

MellonHead Labs logo

MellonHead Labs designs, manufactures, and distributes advanced sensors used in the measurement of water quality. CATTfish is a loT product that provides large data sets for the home or office. FlaminGO is a sensor node system for use in rivers, streams, or ponds.

Kaarta logo

Kaarta easily and accurately transforms the real world into actionable 3D digital models. Our hardware and software enables generating as models while moving to scan a site while walking, driving or flying and displays the information in real time. This has extensive application in projects such as remodeling, construction, asset management, civil planning, security, and forensics.


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HiberSense provides facility managers and property owners with micro-zone climate control, through a distributed network of sensors and smart vents. HiberSense can precisely condition spaces so they are comfortable for everyone while saving energy and protecting expensive heating and cooling equipment.

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TransitSource ‘s proactive technology can protect people before accidents happen, provide data for governments make informed decisions on infrastructure improvements, and increase the quality of people-powered transit in our cities.

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The Water Horse by Renergé, Inc. is an open flow hydro-energy system that, unlike traditional turbines, is readily deployable and minimally disruptive to river resources. The Water Horse functions in flows previously described as "technically unrecoverable, "thereby tapping an entirely new renewable energy resource.