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Ye Olde Pittsburgh Tech News RoundUp

Ye Olde Pittsburgh Tech News RoundUp

Article Published: November 13, 2015

It's Friday the 13th! What could go wrong? Create some good luck by sinking your teeth into the old tech news roundup. It's great to see PieceMaker is starting off the Holiday Season strong with its new Nickelodeon characters. Savvior continues to build squeaky-clean websites. Industrial Scientific follows up on its Tech 50 win this fall with another award for its CFO. And, ThrillMill is taking applications to grow and mentor more startups. All of this aggregated just for you!

Savvior Unveils Two New Web Sites for Clients

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 At 11.31.27 AMLong-time Savvior client Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the region’s leading human service agency helping people of need overcome barriers to employment, is the newest Savvior web client to go-live.

The slick new site, powered by SavviCMS™ features mobile-friendly Responsive Design for great Search Engine Optimization, a store locator, event management and other new features.

Check out the site, and Goodwill’s important mission here.

Savvior's also stoked to announce a new client website: Noted surgeon Dr. Victor Prisk, CEO of VRP Sciences, new educational Leucine Factor site. 

Leucine is very special in its ability to directly stimulate muscle growth and maintenance, and Dr. Prisk's program helps you turn weight into lean muscle mass. The new responsive design site is clean and elegant, and packed with great content around VRP's programs. 

Check it out here.

PieceMaker Brings Nickelodeon Characters to Life Via 3D Printing

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 At 11.31.59 AMPieceMaker Technologies, the leader in retail 3D printing, announced a partnership with Nickelodeon to bring some of their favorite characters to life via real-time 3D printing. Available at four select Mid-Atlantic toy stores, this partnership marks the first time that a major kids’ entertainment company has offered real-time in-store 3D printing, enabling kids to see their pieces print while they wait.

Now with the swipe of a finger, Nickelodeon fans can choose from a variety of characters, gifts and souvenirs within the PieceMaker kiosk from SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora and Friends and Blaze and the Monster Machines. Shoppers personalize each item to make it their own, and then watch as PieceMaker printers magically transform spools of thread into real, one-of-a-kind products that print in 30 minutes or less and cost under $15.

“We are tremendously excited to join together the world of 3D printing and personalization with such popular Nickelodeon characters, especially as kids can see their customized pieces come to life while they watch right in store,” says PieceMaker CEO Arden Rosenblatt. “Nickelodeon is a leader in bringing cutting edge technology and experiences into kids’ everyday lives, and we are thrilled with this partnership.”

Todd Lindemuth of Industrial Scientific Named CFO of the Year

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 At 11.32.50 AMIndustrial Scientific announced that chief financial officer, Todd Lindemuth, has been named CFO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The awards recognize financial professionals in western Pennsylvania for outstanding performance as corporate financial stewards.

Lindemuth has been with Industrial Scientific for over 20 years and served in various roles including accounting manager and controller prior to his current role as CFO and vice president, finance. He received the CFO of the Year Award in the for-profit with over 499 employees category last night during a reception at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. 

“Todd’s leadership has been critical to our success over the years at Industrial Scientific. This is a great achievement for him, and we’re thankful for his contributions as part of the team,” said Justin McElhattan, president and CEO.

ThrilMill Accepting Applications

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 At 11.33.14 AMPittsburgh-based startup accelerator @ThrillMill has opened their application cycle for 2016. Apply now: http://www.thrillmill.com/apply-now-2016/ (Applications close December 18th at 11:59pm) Thrill Mill is a non-profit organization providing mentorship, programming, strategic partnerships, funding and collaborative workspace to early-stage startups across all industries and growth models.

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