Startup of the Month
Startup of the Month – Worm Return

Worm Return was born informally when founder Laura Totin Codori started composting kitchen waste at home in the early 2000s… …which turned into an informal neighborhood (Allentown!)-based composting and community agriculture co-op …which turned into a class project for an Entrepreneurship & Innovation class at Robert Morris University in the spring of 2017 …which turned […]

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, […]

Manchester Citizens Corporation, 1319 Allegheny Ave
How to Grow Your Business to $1M and Beyond

How to grow your business to $1M and beyond with a PowerLink Advisory Board.  Business ownership can be challenging…but you don’t have to go it alone.  This free event, in partnership with the Urban Redevelopment Authority,  will feature business  owners who have used PowerLink Advisory Boards to help them grow their businesses. Come learn about this […]

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 […]

Coworking Space
How to Start a Business With Only an Idea

Opening a business without having money seems to be challenging. But sometimes, having an idea is enough to start your way to business ownership. Lenders now can support your initiatives and help your dream to come true. Learn more to know how business loans work. […]

Façade Improvement Programs

The URA offers several different façade improvement programs designed to help commercial building owners and tenants improve or restore their storefronts. STREETFACE RENOVATION PROGRAM The Streetface Renovation Program is designed to help business owners make improvements to their façades and improve the “face” of their commercial districts by creating more attractive street-level experiences. Program Summary […]