Angel Venture Fair

Today was the Innovation Works/PTC Pittsburgh "Angel Venture Fair," a beauty pageant for 13 tech startups desperately in need of money and publicity.

I didn't go, not because I'm not interested but because I have a day job. Still, I thought it was both curious and emblematic, in a way, that the event was held at the Duquesne Club. How typically Pittsburgh to hold an emerging company event at the premier symbol of the city's old industrial moneyed heritage.

The Biz Times lists the finalists as:
Caracal Semiconductor; Cardinal Resources, Inc.; Carnegie Speech Company, Inc.; ChemDAQ Corp.; Embrace Pet Insurance; FireFly; Power Technologies; Perioptimum; PetsDx Veterinary Imaging; Proteopure, Inc.; Mid-Market America, Inc.; StageMark; and Thorley Industries. (Interesting that two of the 13 are pet-oriented.)

At least the losing competitors could walk out with bags of coconut macaroons.


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