Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pittsburgh Innovates

Would you like to help an entrepreneur in Pittsburgh get $10,000 to support their innovative idea? You can, not with dollars, but with a few minutes of your time, thanks to the Greater Keystone Innovation Zone (GO-KIZ for short).

GO-KIZ has created a new marketplace for innovative ideas in the region called Pittsburgh Innovates. The innovators post their innovations at the Pittsburgh Innovations website where you can review them. One of them will get the $10,000 "Community Choice" award based on votes from you and others who take the time to rate them. Another will get a $20,000 award if they are chosen by a panel of judges.

So if you'd like to get a sense of some of the innovative ideas being developed in the Pittsburgh Region, go and take a look. It's early in the process, but there are already 8 different innovative ideas there. You can rate each idea if you want, or just vote for the one you like best.

But Pittsburgh Innovates doesn't stop there. If you don't have an innovation, but if you have skills that could be helpful to somebody who does, you can offer your skills on the site, too.

If you know of somebody who has an innovation, tell them about this opportunity to get some visibility and maybe some money, too. And help show the innovators in Pittsburgh that we care about what they're doing, by voting early and often!

2 Comments:

Blogger Rick Byerly said...

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7:44 PM  
Blogger Rick Byerly said...

thanks for posting. checked out the entries and voted.

rick byerly

7:45 PM  

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