Incubators & Accelerators
The Blast Furnace

The Blast Furnace is a student accelerator, started in 2015, which provides access to a deep mentor networks, inspirational co-working space, and a rich curriculum for student startups to prepare them to create and grow their business. Unlike other Pittsburgh economic development led accelerators (IdeaFoundry, Thrill Mill, AlphaLab,etc.), the Blast Furnace was created by the […]

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Education & Consulting Services
New Sun Rising

New Sun Rising is an organization striving to find and support fresh, creative solutions to social problems that are more effective, efficient and sustainable than what currently exists. We build programs and new models to progress your concept from idea to impact, whether we are your fiscal sponsor, your mentor or your community connector. This process […]

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Incubators & Accelerators
Idea Foundry

Founded in 2002, Idea Foundry is a Pittsburgh-based, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to creating living-wage, high-opportunity jobs. We do this by investing in and working alongside entrepreneurs to transform innovative business ideas into viable commercial activities and leveraging global programs to attract talent, capital and business to our region. With over 200 companies and […]

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Coworking Space
The Corner

Introducing The Corner, Alle-Kiski’s destination for entrepreneurial learning, coworking, and community activity. Anchoring New Kensington’s Corridor of Innovation, The Corner catalyzes and celebrates the city’s transformation into an inviting home and business destination for entrepreneurs and small business. Thoughtfully designed and equipped for individuals and small organizations, local residents, and visiting businesses, The Corner is the place to do business […]

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Incubators & Accelerators
Pittsburgh Gateways

A bridge to social, economic, and cultural vitality. Pittsburgh Gateways Corp. incubates and accelerates new and early stage businesses that are synergistic with the nonprofit’s areas of focus and highlighted projects. Gateways has worked to develop technology-based research centers and companies by negotiating, implementing and managing all phases of the business acceleration process. Since its […]

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Coworking Space
Riverside Center for Innovation

Riverside Center for Innovation creates entrepreneurial change in Pittsburgh We’re a nonprofit company that has generated over half a billion dollars in economic impact and supported more than 3,500 jobs. With office space, networking events, and programs that support diversity, veterans, health technology, brownfield redevelopment, and minority construction firms, the Riverside Center for Innovation is […]

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Incubators & Accelerators
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Growing companies. Returning results. Helping entrepreneurs grow their companies and returning results to our region and investor community, that’s our mission. At the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, our domain experienced staff provide the knowledge, connection, and capital needed to navigate a complex healthcare system – ensuring commercial success. The PLSG has worked with nearly 500 […]

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Coworking Space
Work Hard Pittsburgh

Cooperative Principles Applied to the Innovation Economy Work Hard Pittsburgh is a cooperatively owned and operated business incubator that combines media and technology services with training, sales support, and access to capital. We provide entrepreneurs with a path to start, scale, and sustain their business ventures. We adhere to the standard cooperative values of self-help, […]

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Incubators & Accelerators
Idea Transformation Fellowship Program

The Idea Transformation Fellowship Program provides funding and hands-on support past the accelerator stage to startup companies, helping them get to the critical point where they can obtain follow-up funding or support themselves through earned revenue. Transformation Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to one year, and funding can total up to $100,000. […]

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Coworking Space
Ascender

Ascender elevates the start/build ecosystem in Pittsburgh by strategically identifying, developing and integrating the conditions for success. From fledgling tech companies, healthcare innovators, and nonprofits to makers, creators, services and shops, we see the importance of raising the sea level of entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh so that innovators of all kinds will thrive. As the intersection for […]

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