“A better way” to fund great ideas

Hey, everyone. Check out this fantastic story about the Awesome Foundation, where it came from, and where it’s headed on Portfolio.com:

Tim Hwang started the Awesome Foundation because he was, simply put, getting a little annoyed at seeing his friends’ great ideas being placed on hold while they waited for grants and big funding. There had to be a better way, he thought.

I liked Tim’s final quote: “You could think of it as an early stage investor, a Y combinator for awesomeness.”  This is what we’re excited to bring to Pittsburgh!