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

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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 Programs 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 and 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.

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Recent posts

The Watercooler Chats: Funding Your New or Growing Business

Join Idea Foundry, Kiva, Honeycomb Credit, and First National Bank in a panel to discuss traditional and alternative lending resources in the region that can support your business.

Where in the World is the Idea Foundry Team?

This Spring and Summer the Idea Foundry team has been leaving footprints on some diverse parts of the globe: Vietnam, China, Mexico, and Mauritius.

Equitable Entrepreneurship 3rd Cohort

Who's Who in Idea Foundry's 3rd Equitable Entrepreneurship cohort

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