Click on the program name to expand with more information and the next steps to apply. While your application is a great way for us to learn about you, your idea, and your needs, we would love to set up a meeting to explore all that we can do for you. Please contact us at email@example.com so we can begin.
Idea Foundry Accelerator Program
Are you just starting out with an idea or company that uses innovation to drive impact?
Idea Foundry looks for ideas and businesses which can be built at the intersection of innovation and impact. Our Accelerator program offers hands-on, individualized attention, business model development assistance, incubation services, and investment to bring your business to the next level. Through Idea Foundry’s 15 years of experience, we provide expert assistance to each company, making our investment much more than financial, and helping companies to avoid setbacks before they reach them. Participants can receive up to $10,000 in investment funding, expert advice, and the potential opportunity for increased funding in the Idea Transformation Fellowship program. Applications for the Accelerator program are open and accepted on a rolling basis.
This program provides funding and hands-on support past the accelerator stage to startup companies, helping them get to the critical point where they can obtain follow-up funding or support themselves through earned revenue. Transformation Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to one year, and investment can total up to $100,000 in the form of a convertible note.
Are you looking for an innovative solution to your business needs?
Ideas to Industry creates strategic connections between industry members, entrepreneurs, and researchers. We provide custom innovation commercialization services to existing companies, along with access to a pipeline of emerging technologies. Industry partners looking to address innovation needs can get early visibility into vetted and developed ideas as well as access to Idea Foundry’s existing investment portfolio of established and emerging ventures.
Are you a growing company in the food and agriculture sector in need of investment to scale and expand?
A pivotal part of Idea Foundry’s Local Food System Innovation Program includes financial assistance to farms, agriculture technology companies, and others which advance the production and distribution of local food through the Local Food Growth Fund. Applicable organizations cover the Greater Pittsburgh Economic Region, made up of 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.