"We love calling Pittsburgh home."
While you might expect this statement to come from a family of Steelers fans, it actually came from a blog post released by Uber in 2016, as it announced the expansion of its operations in town.
Uber, like fellow tech giants Google, Apple, and IBM, has consistently grown its corporate and research presence in Pittsburgh, citing the city's research universities and commitment to innovation. Heinz College students and alumni benefit from this new tech ecosystem with countless employment and educational opportunities during their graduate studies and beyond. And students with and entrepreneurial spirit are finding it easier to start and grow their own companies in this climate.
It's no wonder, then, that The Huffington Post named Pittsburgh the #8 city techies should consider moving to in 2016. With the support of local startup accelerators and incubators like AlphaLab, Ascender, and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Heinz alumni are turning entrepreneurial ideas into profitable realities in fields ranging from health care and robotics to food preservation and agriculture.
Future. Forged. For all.
We are dreamers, thinkers, makers and problem solvers. We always have been. We are not afraid of redefining ourselves. Or the world. See how Pittsburgh is using technology to forge the future.
Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover
“The reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland as an urban hot spot for millennials isn’t chefs or artists but geeks.” - Steven Kurutz, The New York Times
The Google Effect
Attracting creative minds from all over the world, Google has grown steadily since opening an office here in 2006.
The World's Autonomous Vehicle Capital
Uber and Argo AI chose Pittsburgh as their pilot city for dispatching fleets of self-driving cars.
412 Food Rescue Mobilizes Volunteers
Heinz College alumna Leah Lizarondo (MSPPM ‘03) recently developed an Uber-like app that is helping to save half a million pounds of food from being wasted each year. Find out how.