Invest In Her

The future is female. We’re more than a pitch competition. We’re providing a pathway to funding for women entrepreneurs. Help us to support women entrepreneurs in South Western PA and encourage the growth of women owned business enterprises. In 2015, a group of women came together through Coro Pittsburgh’s Women in Leadership program to create […]

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The unique feature of the STTR program is the […]

Crowd Funding

Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter […]

Crowd Funding

Indiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas. Raise money for your idea and find your first customers from our community of millions. Download our Crowdfunding Field Guide to get started.  CROWDFUNDING Raise funds with a crowdfunding campaign. Acquire starter capital and validate your idea by tapping into Indiegogo’s global network of early adopters. INDEMAND After your […]

Crowd Funding

You have an innovative project. Rockethub can bring it to life. Thousands of people are raising millions of dollars on RocketHub. One of the biggest roadblocks entrepreneurs often face in getting their endeavor off the ground and then growing it to great success is adequate funding. Whether your project is up and running or just beginning, […]

Angel Funding

Our mission is simple: Help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the capital and resources they need. CircleUp saw passionate consumer entrepreneurs struggle to find the support they need to grow their brand—to hire more employees, produce more product, and share their dream with more consumers. Consumer companies were often forced to reach out to friends […]

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 […]

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program

A highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Currently, eleven Federal agencies participate in the program: Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Defense Department of […]

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 […]

Awesome Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, prepare to increase your awesomeness with Awesome Pittsburgh, $1,000 at a time. Awesome Pittsburgh grants money – cold hard cash with no strings attached – to people or groups with brilliant ideas. Pittsburgh, already a hotbed of awesomeness, is brimming with smart, passionate, creative, crazy people. Awesome Pittsburgh’s team of trustees wants to give […]