New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop covers the following topics: Business Structure and Formation Fictitious Name Registration Employee Issues Insurance Government Procurement Environmental Concerns Financing Options Taxation Requirements Major Components of the Business Plan Register here.
LifeWhere is transforming the home service provider market by introducing predictive analytics for home utilities. The breakthrough LifePulse technology attaches to machines in the home, constantly monitoring utility health. Through applications and cloud analytics, service providers are alerted to a problem before it happens. Homeowners have a home health dashboard, efficiency advice and warning system to schedule repairs […]
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 […]
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, […]
Learn how to deal with intellectual property issues, including: – Developing an IP strategy (do you always need that patent? are you patenting new IP?) – What are copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets – How to protect your company’s IP – How not to infringe on another’s IP – How to handle IP created by […]
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 […]