Sustaining Western PA’s Life Sciences Economy
Supporting promising innovations in:
Where Breakthrough Ideas Realize Full Potential
Proven strategies for companies at every stage:
A JUST-CONCEIVED OR NEWLY FORMED COMPANY
CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVICE
COMPANY WITH CORE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT
POSITIVE CASH FLOW
RECEIVED FINANCING AND GENERATING REVENUE
MARKET, PRODUCT, AND WORKFORCE EXPANSION
PROFITABLE AND PUSHING FOR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NEXT GENERATION AND GLOBAL MARKET SERVICES
We All Know What’s in a Number
Since beginning operations in 2002 PLSG has generated:
TOTAL IN COMMITTED INVESTMENTSSUSTAINABLE GROWTH
INVESTMENTS IN 75 COMPANIESCAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS
LEVERAGED ADDITIONAL CAPITAL FOR OUR REGIONINDUSTRY COLLABORATION
FOR LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES THROUGH PLSG ACCELERATOR FUNDCAPITAL ACCELERATION
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Treatspace and ATHS!
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Pitt named amoung top U.S. universities for economic development
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Running with Bulls II - Episode 66
Running with the Bulls II - Episode 65
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Running with the Bulls II - Episode 64
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Pittsburgh Impact Radio – Healthcare and Life Sciences. Join the discussion as our guests John Manzetti, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, and Hank Safferstein, CEO of Cognition Therapeutics (a PLSG portfolio company), Catherine Mott, Founder and CEO Blue Tree Capital Group, and Pete Decomo, Chairman and CEO ALung discuss present successes, emerging trends, and future opportunities for our region’s healthcare and life sciences companies and sector. Listen in to Impact Radio show from 5/4/2014.
“You get a call at the last second about a device that has never been used here in the United States — that’s a miracle,” Sacker said.
Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs - thanks to ALung Technologies
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Running With the Bulls II - Part 3
Meet Advanced Technology Healthcare Solutions and Treatspace.
Running With the Bulls II - Part 2
Meet New Care Solutions and NanoVision Diagnostics.
Running With the Bulls
Raja begins the second iteration of our groundbreaking radio feature, “Running With the Bulls”, as we welcome six NEW entrepreneurs, who will be pitching their companies to three NEW investors, in hopes of raising the investment capital necessary to take their companies to the next level."
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Running With the Bulls Radio Contest in conjunction with PLSG
This Sunday, “Your American Story” radio show begins its second iteration of our groundbreaking radio feature, "Running With the Bulls" in conjunction with Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) from noon to 1pm on KDKA 1020am Radio and from 3pm to 4pm on 104.7FM. "Running With the Bulls" is an exciting series of inspiring radio contests for entrepreneurs is similar to ABC’s Shark Tank, but not as combative. They welcome six NEW entrepreneurs, who will be pitching their companies to three NEW investors, in hopes of raising the investment capital necessary to take their companies to the next level.
As a reminder, last fall's inaugural "Running With the Bulls" series resulted in a $50,000 investment in a local startup, Optimus Technologies, headed by Colin Huwyler, one of the six entrepreneurs who pitched on the show. In addition, Albert Ciuksza's company, Portabeer, won the popular audience vote for last fall's series, and took home a cash prize of $2,500 as a result.
What will happen this time around? Tune in over the course of the next six weeks to find out, starting this Sunday, as Raja talks with the man whose help in putting this season's run together was invaluable, John Manzetti, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG). The six companies featured this season all come from the PLSG portfolio, and each one is reflective of the PLSG's comprehensive mission to raise the region's business profile by providing a platform for emerging businesses to turn their conceptual ideas in a marketable product or service, providing the necessary support and guidance each step of the way.
In addition to talking with John Manzetti about the mission of the PLSG, Raja also spends time talking with the three local venture capital professionals who will serve as judges/investors for this iteration of Running With the Bulls: James Jordan (Managing Director - PLSG Accelerator Fund), Ned Renzi (Founding Partner - Birchmere Ventures), and Mike Stubler (co-founder and Managing Director - Draper Triangle Ventures). They discuss their criteria for investment, their philosophy of WHY they invest, and why an effective investment process is more than just simply writing a check.
And if you want to take a sneak peak at the entrepreneurs who will be involved in this iteration of Running With the Bulls, they are, in alphabetical order:
Urmi Ashar (ATHS)
Rick Cancelliere (Treatspace)
Michael Cham (Blenderhouse)
Will Kaigler (New Care Solutions)
Mike Lang (NanoVision Diagnostics)
Ginny Pribanic (MedRespond)
Sign up at http://www.youramericanstory.com for big news this week regarding the details for the second iteration of Running With the Bulls, where you can learn more about these great companies, as well as the entrepreneurs and judges
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