Mike co-founded Awesome Pittsburgh in 2011 to get money into the hands of brilliant, passionate people with ideas that just needed a little push.
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Awesome Pittsburgh gives $1000 each month to people with creative proposals for connecting our communities, surprising us with art or technology, or otherwise making the city a better place to live, work and play. Awesome Pittsburgh has funded projects ranging from a floating art venue and a puppet photo booth to an outdoor elementary school classroom and fluoride treatments for kids without access to dental care. Outside of Awesome Pittsburgh, Mike is a product manager with Google Pittsburgh and collaborates with the company’s Entrepreneurial Outreach team to find ways to support the local startup and small business communities. He also serves on the board of Uptown Partners, trying to bring even more awesomeness to one of the city’s hidden neighborhood gems.
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A thousand dollars has a limit to what you can buy, but it has no limit of what it can lead to. — Mike Capsambelis
Just try something that you've been thinking about. Try your idea. — Mike Capsambelis