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Ascender Bootcamp Application Due

Take Your Business to the Next Level Applications are open for Spring 2019 Bootcamp (March 1-3). If you are an early stage business or have an idea that you are exploring, this is for you. The Bootcamp is a multi-day intensive for early stage businesses that combines workshops, hands on business planning, and access to […]

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Grants
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 […]

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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 […]

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EVENT
Inclusive Innovation Summit,
Accepting Event Proposals: Inclusive Innovation Summit

Inclusive Innovation Week returns in 2019 for a fourth straight year, this time as a three-day Summit. This annual event is an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to come together and showcase their vision for inclusion in Pittsburgh. The 2019 Inclusive Innovation Summit will take place in three locations on the Boulevard of the […]

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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
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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