Regional Resources

The Pittsburgh entrepreneurial ecosystem is built from a wide array of resources for all types of entrepreneurs. Review the lists below to find a resource that is suited for your needs! Are you a part of a resource that is missing from this list? Reach out to us directly to start the conversation of being included!

 

Accelerators / Incubators / Programs

  • AlphaLab - (in East Liberty) a startup accelerator providing seed capital, mentoring & space to innovative companies
  • AlphaLab Gear - (in East Liberty) a hardware and robotic startup accelerator that provides physical product companies with investment, mentorship and connections.
  • Ascender - (in East Liberty) a hub for Pittsburgh's starters and builders, providing programming, incubation, and coworking. 
  • Founder Institute of Pittsburgh - premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. 
  • Idea Foundry - (in Oakland) a non-profit, economic development organization that invests in and works with entrepreneurs to transform innovative business ideas into commercial activities, and leverage global programs to attract talent and investment to the region.
  • Life X Labs -  a purpose-built space for collaboration and invention in the Life Sciences.
  • New Sun Rising (Pittsburgh region) provides programs and services which help social businesses and nonprofits plan, connect, and access resources to build vibrant communities.
  • SteelBridge Labs - (in the south hills) an early-stage FinTech incubator. Organically grown from our experience as world-class management consultants at SteelBridge Consulting, the founders of SteelBridge Laboratories (The Lab) identified the need to create a welcoming community for financial services technology companies.
  • PGH Labs - (downtown) The PGH Lab program provides a platform where local startups use technology to make the City of Pittsburgh more efficient, sustainable, and inclusive.
 

CoWorking Facilities

  • Alloy 26  - (in North Side) Providing great companies with office space, amenities and programming to help you build the next big thing!
  • Ascender - (in East Liberty) a hub for Pittsburgh's starters and builders, providing programming, incubation, and coworking. 
  • Avenu - (in uptown) Pittsburgh nonprofit coworking campus. Dedicated to equitable revitalization of the 5th/Forbes corridor & supporting start ups & social impact.
  • Beauty Shoppe - (in East Liberty) a 24/7 network of neighborhood coworking and office spaces, designed for individuals, small businesses, and enterprise-level corporations.
  • Catapult - (in Lawrenceville) a coworking community of independent workers with an awesome space in the heart of Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville. We are designers, developers, writers, entrepreneurs, comedians, and creatives of all types.
  • Code & Supply - (Friendship) Software events, communities, and media that people are excited to be a part of. 
  • Factory Unlocked (North Side) - A product start-up manufacturing co-working space offering affordable, accessible tools & tech, designed to meet 21st century market economy needs.
  • Industrious Pittsburgh - (downtown) Elegant and welcoming work environments for growing businesses and established professionals. Private glass offices surrounding beautiful communal space.
  • Level Office Golden Triangle - (downtown) Private offices, co-working, and meeting space for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Spaces Bakery Square - (in East Liberty) a creative platform for an international entrepreneurial community. We offer dynamic work areas for you to think, create and grow.
  • Work Hard Pittsburgh - (in Allentown) a cooperative of digital workers. Our CoOp supports businesses of all sizes by providing access to talent, capacity, & capital.
 

Investment Firms / Groups

  • Active X-it - Pittsburgh's newest resource for entrepreneurs. Increasing the success rate of early stage ventures.
  • Birchmere Ventures - partners with entrepreneurs to help build high-growth technology companies. 
  • BlueTree Allied Angels - a members-only group of accredited investors focused on funding promising start-up companies.
  • Draper Triangle - providing venture capital to extraordinary midwest entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Proud member of the Draper Network.
  • Kieretsu Forum Pittsburgh - offers access to a wealth of international angel funding opportunities.
  • Next Act Fund - Women Investment Community supporting local Women-owned & led businesses.
  • Riverfront Ventures - an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in southwestern PA.
 

University Programs

  • Blast Furnace (University of Pittsburgh) is the student accelerator that provides student entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to commercialize their ideas.
  • Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (Chatham University) creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. 
  • Project Olympus (Carnegie Mellon University) is a startup incubator program that encourages and supports entrepreneurship on campus. It helps faculty, students, and staff turn their cutting-edge research and great ideas into startups.