The Pittsburgh region is a unique and inspiring location that has undergone significant transformations over the years. Once known as The Steel City for its role as a major steel production center, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a technology hub, and leader in sustainable technologies.
Despite the collapse of the steel industry in the 1970s, Pittsburgh has persevered and emerged as a vibrant, modern city that offers a plethora of exciting experiences for residents and visitors alike. From world-class museums and cultural events to outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone in this dynamic city.
Over the past two decades, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a technology hub, attracting some of the brightest minds in the tech industry. The city has become home to a thriving start-up scene, with many young entrepreneurs choosing to set up shop in Pittsburgh due to its lower cost of living and access to top-tier universities, such as Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
One of the key drivers of Pittsburgh's tech boom has been its focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The city is home to some of the world's leading robotics research centers, including the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University. This has attracted major tech companies such as Google, Uber, and Apple, all of which have opened offices in the city in recent years.
The development of space robotics technology for lunar and planetary missions? Pittsburgh has that too through companies like Astrobotics Technology, who is developing payloads for lunar missions. In their Pittsburgh-based mission-control center they are working diligently to become the premier courier, delivering scientific instruments, technologies, ideas, and innovations to space.
Pittsburgh's success as a technology hub can also be attributed to the city's collaborative and supportive business environment. The Pittsburgh Technology Council, for example, is a non-profit trade association that works to promote the growth of the city's technology industry. The council offers networking opportunities, business advice, and other resources to help start-ups and other tech companies succeed.
But Pittsburgh is not just a hub for science and technology - it also boasts some of the most stunning natural scenery in the country. The region is home to countless parks and nature preserves, including the famous Frick Park, which offers miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and other outdoor activities.
For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy, Pittsburgh's shopping scene is not to be missed. The city is home to a diverse array of boutiques and stores, many of which showcase the work of local designers, blacksmiths, and artists.
And of course, no trip to Pittsburgh would be complete without a visit to The Andy Warhol Museum. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, the museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials, showcasing Mr. Warhol’s pieces and life story in an immersive fashion. They are one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America.
Amidst all of this vibrant activity, Bejeti stands out as a proud Pittsburgh-based company that is committed to using American-sourced materials in extraordinary fashion. Born and raised here, founder Eduardo Sande has deep roots in the region, and his commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness is a reflection of Pittsburgh's own ethos.
The steel that once drove the industry in the region is now reimagined into a chic, modern substrate for your most essential of accessory in Bejeti’s Elemental Category.
Taking a material that cast Pittsburgh in a negative light, and finding a way to use it in a sustainable way is almost serendipitous. But given the history of the region, it’s just another example of how the past is influencing the future in a positive way.
Bejeti is proud to call this region HOME.