What We Do

Your business is like no other and we recognize that. IQ works to understand your specific needs and the unique challenges facing your business. Together we can develop a custom solution for your project or consulting needs. Partner with IQ today to support the development and testing of your custom software. We'll work with you to...

Who We Are

Our team of highly skilled software engineers, software testers, and software quality assurance engineers is ready to take on new challenges. Our employees will bring their drive and experience to software projects of all shapes and sizes. We work hard, play hard, and really get to know you and your business. When you are looking for consultants to join your team or need a custom software solution, IQ is your one-stop shop.

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Latest News & Blog

  • The Reactive Manifesto

    Ryan Ernst, an IQ software engineer and Projects Team engagement leader, presented The Reactive Manifesto to IQ employees during our first company-wide learning conference. So you’ve heard of The Manifesto for Agile Software Development – so what in the world is this? Per the Reactive Manifesto, “…[today’s] Users expect millisecond response times and 100% uptime. […]

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  • IQ Inc. is #39 of Pittsburgh’s Fastest-Growing Companies

    IQ Inc. is featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times‘ 2017-18 Book of Lists! Based on revenue growth for the years 2014 to 2016, IQ Inc. ranked #39. This woman-owned company’s revenue grew 56% while the number of employees expanded 23%. IQ Inc., founded by Barbara VanKirk in 1994, offers software development, software testing, and software […]

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  • IQ Inc. on TechVibe Radio

    Barbara VanKirk, our founder and president, was a guest of TechVibe Radio’s January 5 broadcast. Visit the PGHTech Fuse website and then fast forward to the 18:30 mark to hear Barbara chat with Audrey and Jonathan of the Pittsburgh Technology Council about how IQ Inc. delivers software development and consulting services in ways that best […]

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  • IQ Inc. Names Amy Peterson Chief Operating Officer

    Amy Peterson, longtime member of the professional team at IQ Inc., a provider of custom software solutions for business clients, has been named Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.  As COO, Peterson will be responsible for all daily operations of the company.  The announcement came from IQ Inc. founder and President Barbara VanKirk. Peterson’s new role […]

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  • IQ Inc. Named One of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Coolest Offices

    Every Monday, the Pittsburgh Business Times features one of the most interesting, inspiring and attractive office spaces in the Pittsburgh region. We are proud to say that IQ Inc. was featured today, and we couldn’t be more excited to show off our space! And why is it so cool, you may ask? Here is what […]

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  • IQ Inc. Mentors Winning Pitt Ventures First Gear Team

    IQ Inc. cares about the growth and development of its people, clients, and communities. Paula Grendys recently worked with the “OH Alert” team as a business mentor. Their technology prevents falls in older patients, not just detects them. This University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown team won the First Gear pitch competition, collecting a cool $20,000 […]

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  • Barbara VanKirk Named Finalist in the Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards

    The Smart Business Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Greater Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. And all Smart 50 honorees are people who are having a positive impact in the community. They are coming up with new ideas and making […]

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  • IQ Inc. Mentors Winner of the Philips Grand Challenge

    Congratulations to Stephen Smagula for his big win (wow – $60,000) at the Philips Grand Challenge with his Circadian Activity Profiling System (CAPS)! The Grand Challenge was designed to enhance opportunities for innovations developed at the University of Pittsburgh in areas of interest to Philips to advance towards commercialization. Paula Grendys was part of Stephen’s […]

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  • Amy Peterson Completes the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative

    Congratulations to Amy Peterson for completing The Emerging Leaders Initiative, an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s undeserved cities. Developed by SBA and drawing on the experiences of advisers and business leaders, this comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult a company to the next level.  At […]

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  • IQ Inc. Conference Promotes Idea Sharing and Learning

    IQ Inc. hosted its first employee development conference showcasing presentations given by our employees! On October 20 at our Monroeville office, after a warm welcome and opening remarks from CEO and Founder Barbara VanKirk, employees spent the morning participating in self-selected workshop sessions.  Wow, look at these topics and expert presenters: The Reactive Manifesto and […]

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