Episode 21 – Featuring Matt Shaner & Ilana Diamond

This Sunday, we will focus on one of the rising stars in the Western Pennsylvania sports management scene, as Raja talks with Pittsburgh Power CEO Matt Shaner. Matt discusses the challenges and opportunities he experiences as the head of Pittsburgh’s arena football team, and what his management team, a squad which includes Pittsburgh Steelers legend Lynn Swann, is doing to carve out its own niche in a market that is saturated with football. Plus, what do you get when you take a one of the most influential business support organizations in the country and combine it with one of the most progressive markets when it comes to robotic technology? You get AlphaLab Gear, the newest spinoff business support organization from the folks at InnovationWorks, an incubator that specializes in hardware and product developmental support for early stage tech companies in need of robotic technologies. On Sunday, Raja talks with Ilana Diamond, the Director of AlphaLab Gear, who discusses how this organization came to be and how it hopes to benefit from the previous successes of AlphaLab, the initial tech incubator developed by InnovationWorks.