Award #25: The Drop Project

Our 25th award goes to Ann Payne and Kristen Reynolds, two graduate students of Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability. Their vision is to grow and diversify watershed stewardship by increasing awareness of the human-water relationship as well as promoting lifestyle choices that support a healthier watershed. Their vision will come to life through The Drop Project,…

Award #24: PittMesh

Two years ago, Meta Mesh founder Adam Longwill wanted to make a private Wi-Fi connection to his friends’ houses. After testing various antenna designs and routing technologies for a year, he decided not to limit his network to just his friends. He recruited a team on-line, and one year ago, founded his company, Meta Mesh,…

Join Us at the Awesome Pgh Party Nov. 7

Our next Awesome Pittsburgh party is: Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8:30pm Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub 563 Greenfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207 Win Prizes!  Match your wits and trivia skills with other Awesome Pittsburghers as we all play along with Buzz Worthy Pub Trivia. Meet Our Recent Award Winners!  Jasmine Cho of Cupcakes and Culture / Yummyholic,…

Award #23: Tip Type

The study of language and objects looms large in the life of local artist Brandon Boan, who currently lives and works in Wilkinsburg. Recently dedicating himself to the practice of typesetting and lithography, Boan plans to have a working linotype shop with photo lithography capabilities up and running by next year. Brandon named the shop…

Award #22: Cupcakes & Culture Series

Jasmine Cho decided to ride the wave of cupcake popularity by putting her own Asian-American spin on things, and the payoff has been quite a surprise to the Korean-American, Los Angeles, CA native.  To raise awareness of Asian-American culture in Pittsburgh, she began the Cupcakes & Culture Series, the first of which was held in…

Award #21: G.L.A.D. Bags, a Project for Foster Children

Bridgette and Jason Jodon recently underwent the arduous process of becoming foster parents.  Having learned the intricacies of the system, they decided to not only become foster parents (hosting up to two children at once), but also to effect change in the lives of as many children in foster care as possible. Thus, their $1,000…

Put Some Awesome on Your Calendar

  Awesome Pittsburgh Awards and Networking Party Monday July 29, 6:30-8:30pm Bayardstown Social Club, 3008 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15201 Join Awesome Pittsburgh at Bayardstown Social Club in the Strip District to celebrate our recent winners, applicants, and all the awesome projects and ideas in Pittsburgh! While you’re with us, meet our Trustees, learn more about…

Award #20: Carrie Deer Salvage Art Workshop

    While most Southwestern Pennsylvanians believe the deer population to be a detriment, they could hardly argue that the 40-foot Carrie Deer Head, constructed from recycled steel objects, has not been a boon to the region. The Carrie Furnaces, located in Rankin, PA along the Monongahela River, were built in 1884, operated until 1982,…

Award #19: First Editions, Bespoke Poetry for Pittsburgh

The month of May was merrier for Alexi Morrissey, founder of “First Editions” project, after learning that his idea was chosen to receive an Awesome Pittsburgh grant from a pool of April applicants. “First Editions” is an audience-generated artwork of short poems created live and on-site at Bricolage Production Company in Downtown Pittsburgh. The artist…

Award #18: The Creped Crusade

Good citizens of our fair Pittsburgh. Imagine a world without tasty fillings wrapped in a thin French batter. A dark, depressing world with ne’er-do-wells attempting to serve you sub-standard treats. Holy horrible hotcakes – that’s awful!  But now, citizens, there’s hope. A vigilante. A creped crusader. Not the crepes this city deserves, but the crepes…

Announcing Winner #17: Share Closet™

Bringing the culture of sharing that she learned in Botswana, Share Closet’s co-founder Andrea Wetherald created a social media platform that facilitates the process of sharing clothing, shoes, and accessories among friends. The early-stage startup is led by two female entrepreneurs determined to grow their business in Pittsburgh. “Sharing is a more sustainable way to…

Awesome Award Party April 30

Need your quarterly allotment of an accumulated assemblage of awesomeness? Then come on down to Awesome Pittsburgh’s next public party: Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30pm Union Project 801 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Join our trustees and friends in celebrating recent $1,000 award winners, applicants, and all the awesome projects and ideas in Pittsburgh. Our 15th award winner,…