We envision a thriving and diversified economy that provides quality opportunities to people in all corners of our region and globe.

Idea Foundry invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs to transform innovative business ideas into viable commercial activities and leverages global programs to attract talent, capital, and business to the Pittsburgh region.

Local Business Acceleration

Idea Foundry creates jobs in the Pittsburgh region by supporting innovation-based businesses through its Impact Innovations Program as well as immigrant- and minority-run businesses through its Equitable Entrepreneurship Program. Its investment vehicles and industry expertise allows entrepreneurs to develop and scale ideas into enterprises.

Global Connections & Innovations

Fostering connections across the globe widens perspectives, increases creativity and collaboration, and enables local innovation to address global challenges. Attracting global talent and capital to the region supports Pittsburgh as a global hub. Idea Foundry supports economic development in the local region and societal impact across the globe.

Recent News

First Agriculture Technology Summit In Pittsburgh

On November 19th, Idea Foundry hosted the first Agriculture Technology Summit with Greenhouses for Everyone at Tree Pittsburgh’s new nursery site, bringing together growers, innovators, chefs, and consumers.
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Idea Foundry Signs Partnership with addereMX of Mexico

Idea Foundry signed a partnership agreement with addereMX, a Mexican company which specializes in supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Yucatan peninsula and Mexico City.
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Idea Foundry signs up 1st Equitable Entrepreneurship program cohort supporting diverse entrepreneurs in the region

Idea Foundry has selected and enrolled 5 participants in its inaugural Equitable Entrepreneurship program cohort, representing three African-American and two Immigrant entrepreneurs.
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Idea Foundry Initiates Efforts for Collaboration between Pittsburgh and Latin America through U.S. Department of State

Idea Foundry was selected to travel to Santiago, Chile for a 9-day trip sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Reverse Exchange Program, from May 15th through 24th.
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