Behind the X – Meet the Team: Kacey Wherley

Kacey Wherley Founder, Director @kaceyraewherley Raised in Ohio, Happily Living in Pittsburgh. Art Institute of Pittsburgh graduate, event coordinator in the security software industry and avid supporter of the Pittsburgh startup community. Fan of anything tech, inspiring talks, yoga, meeting people and planning.       Favorite Pittsburgh food: I’ve recently discovered some great breakfast [...]

Behind the X – Meet the Team: Jaclyn Vesci

Jaclyn Vesci Social Media Leader @JVesci Founder and editor of, a website to connect Pittsburgh through community events. Social media and networking enthusiast. Enjoys all things startup, community and technology related. Also likes to swing and salsa dance. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.       Favorite Pittsburgh food: Primanti’s Favorite Pittsburgh museum: [...]

Behind the X – Meet the Team: Shane Hvizdzak

Shane Hvizdzak Marketing & Interactive Innovator @shanehvizdzak Founder of, a social solution sharing platform. Fitness and start-up consultant. Entrepreneurship Lecturer at St. Bonaventure University. Really loves drinking tea, working out, and starting businesses – but not all three at once (yet). Last name is pronounced Weez-Jock. You know, like an athlete with asthma. Favorite [...]

‘Twas a month before TEDx…

We recently held a very exciting & strategic team meeting at the Thinktiv offices. Below is a description of the evening by our Wordsmith, Benjamin Scheiner. The sky was beautiful last night. Textured reds took the towers of Pittsburgh from the west, casting colored shadows as I drove in from the north. I was not [...]

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

This is a very exciting time in our city. Pittsburgh is being featured left and right in national articles to showcase recent growth and projects. This city deserves to be proud of where we’ve come from and confident in what we’re developing. We are changing the way people view this once industrious steel capital of [...]

Behind the X – Meet the Team: John Quayle

  John Quayle Business Developer @jpquayle Native to the greater Pittsburgh area. Graphic designer by trade that has a growing passion for economics. Founder and organizer of Pittsburgh Geek Breakfast – a monthly morning technology-minded networking group.  Also a frequent listener of BBC Radio and a devout ice hockey enthusiast. Favorite Pittsburgh food: There are [...]