We may not be Silicon Valley, but Pittsburgh is home to a plethora of innovators and entrepreneurs looking to put something new on the map. These 3 Tech startups have already gained national recognition and are just a handful of our city’s contributions to the world of technology.
Say hello to a new approach to power. Sole Power is an energy generating insole that uses your walking or running to charge portable devices. Sole Power is a portable piece that can be transferred between shoes, making it a versatile tool that can be used while exercising, working, or just running errands. Sole Power has become a frontrunner since their incarnation in 2011, receiving multiple awards and recognition including the Popular Science Invention of the Year. Set to drop in the next year, Sole Power Ensoles are now available for preorder.
Technology’s answer to our reservation nightmares. An asset to both restaurants and customers, NoWait is an easy to use app that allows patrons to effortlessly secure their reservations while giving hosts a streamlined system for filling tables. “Being busy shouldn’t mean losing business”. The free app includes customizable features to suit any business’ needs, eliminating the hosting chaos that can often result in lost customers. NoWait also lets patrons secure their reservations and receive real time notifications via their phone so restaurant lobbies don’t become overcrowded. Check out NoWait here.
The compact high tech crafting box you never knew you needed. Dubbed the All-in-One BoX, this powerful cube operates as a CNC mill, a laser cutter, and a 3D printer. Boxzy has produced a tool smaller than a microwave that can mill an aluminum piston, laser engrave a block of wood, or 3D print just about anything you can think up. Boxzy currently resides at TechShop and is preparing for their first distribution in January 2016. See it in action or check out their range of available products and modifications here.