News and Events

Idea Foundry Hosts La Idea Virtual Bootcamp Cohort from Central America

June 16, 2022

Starting from March 1st, 2022, Idea Foundry is hosting a cohort of 9 Central American entrepreneurs through the La Idea Incubator Project, a collaborative program between the InBIA and the Regional Center for the Promotion of MSMEs (CENPROMYPE) and founded by the U.S. Department of State.

Idea Foundry awarded Build to Scale Capital Challenge Grant by U.S. EDA

September 30, 2021

The U.S. Economic Development Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, has awarded Idea Foundry a $250,000, three-year grant through the Build to Scale Capital Challenge. The grant will support the creation of a southwestern Pennsylvania based angel investing initiative in cooperation with our implementing partner Babst Calland.

Global Fellows & Mentees

May 1, 2021

Over the last several months, Idea Foundry has wrapped up two virtual YLAI Fellowships, with Fellows from Ecuador & Colombia, as well as a mentorship program for entrepreneurs from Costa Rica.

Idea Foundry will Support Latin American Company, Silabuz, to Increase Access to Computer Science Education for Spanish-Speaking Youth in the U.S.

December 8, 2020

Silabuz, a company born in Peru and also incorporated in Chile and the U.S., will participate in Idea Foundry's Impact Innovations Accelerator program. Silabuz's mission is to break down barriers for Spanish speaking youth in computer science education.

Idea Foundry Hosts Virtual Innovation Bridge Program

November 2, 2020

Through continued support from the U.S. Embassy in Santiago and our new partner ChileGlobal Ventures, Idea Foundry hosted a virtual version of our Global Innovation Bridge Program for 10 selected companies in the ChileGlobal Ventures portfolio.

Covid-19 Portfolio Champions

July 9, 2020

With Covid-19 affecting just about all areas of life, startups are faced with changes to their market, team structure, and work environment. Despite uncertainties, a significant group of our portfolio companies have pivoted or focused their efforts on mitigating effects of Covid-19, across many sectors. Read more about their efforts here.

IF Team 2020 Reading Recommendations

January 8, 2020

Our team has shared books which we would recommend for the 2020 reading list of aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and all the other movers and shakers we know.

Idea Foundry Releases 2019 Global Initiatives Report

November 19, 2019

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

October 30, 2019

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

September 6, 2019

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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