Science Accelerator Program

Idea Foundry’s science-focused accelerator programs are designed to adeptly guide creators and their innovations to the most appropriate end use through structured, individualized programming, critical early stage capital and needs-based strategy.

The Accelerator Program at Idea Foundry was created to continue our regional leadership and presence in the science innovation sector. It is the first and only program created in the region to assist innovators at the earliest stage of the innovation life-cycle. The accelerator provides insightful, industry-specific assistance and critical financial support to help identify and de-risk key technology and business needs before an entity is created to optimize the commercialization path forward.

Key domain areas include Healthcare & Life Science, Intelligent Systems Development, Water, and Advanced Materials.

InterSector Social Enterprise Accelerator

As the first and only of its kind in the Pittsburgh region, InterSector is an accelerator that gives hands-on, individual attention and investment to develop triple bottom line ideas that restore environments, better human lives, create jobs, and strengthen the global economy.

We test your idea’s ability to meet the challenges of starting and running a business that balances the well-being of people, planet and profit equally.

Our portfolio companies work to stop human trafficking, develop biofuels, turn trash into fabric, improve business communications, and create access to healthy foods, to name a few.