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Idea Foundry invests in and works alongside entrepreneurs to transform innovative business ideas into viable commercial activities, facilitates business growth, 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 commercialization and business growth. 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

Idea Foundry Releases 2019 Global Initiatives Report

This report, released in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, highlights the work that Idea Foundry has begun or strengthened in 2019 to support global entrepreneurship.

Idea Foundry Hosts La Idea Incubator Cohort from Central America

The week of October 21st, Idea Foundry hosted a cohort of 10 Central American entrepreneurs through the La Idea Incubator project, a collaborative program between the InBIA and the Regional Center for the Promotion of MSMEs in Central American (CENPROMYPE) and funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Team Spotlight: Jay Murray

We are bringing back the team spotlight with Jay Murray, Entrepreneurial Program Manager at Idea Foundry as well as CEO of Solinius, a public benefit corporation developing and distributing energy management and solar technologies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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