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from http://techcocktail.com 885 days ago


AlphaLab was ranked as the 15th best accelerator in 2011, and today it added 6 new startups to its portfolio.

Since 2008, Innovation Works’ AlphaLab has offered 5-month programs in Pittsburgh to mentor and kickstart startups, with office space and $25,000 in funding.

Here are the 6 startups (all based in Pittsburgh):

  • HeadRight Games: A game development studio that creates games for a variety of devices, based on a game engine that makes creation faster. Their first title is adventure game Amusement World!, or “Willy Wonka meets Disney world.” Led by 7-year game professional Matt Rodgers, who previously worked at Nintendo and Microsoft.
  • Insurance Zebra: A website to compare car insurance – the more information you input, the better the estimates are. Cofounded by insurance professional Adam Lyons, serial entrepreneur Jordan Messina, and “data nerd” Cal Leeming.
  • Accel Diagnostics: Creators of pScreen, technology for analyzing proteins and biomarkers at the ...

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