Despite a report released last week by the Kauffman Foundation ranking Pittsburgh low for startup ecosystems, Thrill Mill President, CEO and Co-Founder Bobby Zappala said “not all is lost” for entrepreneurs. Zappala joined Essential Pittsburgh as a Tech Startup Contributor. He also runs Thrill Mill, an independent organization that serves as an incubator/accelerator for startup companies in Pittsburgh. For this segment, he looked at challenges of being a new business and discussed some startups coming out of their infancy and the challenges they're facing now.
Also in the program, a reporter and photojournalist from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review discussed their week-long series examining experiences along the U.S.-Mexican border, and acres of wetland could be losing their Clean Water Act protections.