News and Events

Idea Foundry kicks off textile industry innovation project with Economic Development Board Mauritius

August 30, 2019

Idea Foundry began work last month with the Economic Development Board Mauritius, the primary economic development agency of the African nation, to develop a plan to bring innovative solutions to their textile industry.

Idea Foundry Receives Designation as Soft Landings Site from InBIA

August 19, 2019

This month, Idea Foundry was selected as a designated Soft Landings Site by the InBIA, a global nonprofit organization that has supported entrepreneurial organizations for more than 30 years.

The Watercooler Chats: Funding Your New or Growing Business

July 25, 2019

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.

The Ahfis Creative Coworking and Idea Foundry Announce New Partnership

June 10, 2019

Idea Foundry and The Ahfis partner to bring a series of events called The Watercooler Chats to entrepreneurs and freelancers of Westmoreland County that will cover a broad range of business development topics.

Equitable Entrepreneurship 3rd Cohort

June 25, 2019

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

Where in the World is the Idea Foundry Team?

June 28, 2019

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

Kimche & Mend the Gap Partner to Reduce the Achievement Gap in Schools

May 31, 2019

Pittsburgh-based Mend the Gap and Santiago-Chile-based Kimche partner to bring the Kimche technology platform to U.S. schools to help teachers manage student performance and identify risks and factors which can affect student performance in the classroom.

Team Spotlight: Jason Jones

May 22, 2019

This summer we are going to spend some time highlighting our team, their accomplishments, and simply what makes them cool people to work with. We are starting with Jason Jones, our Director of Entrepreneurship, who leads our Equitable Entrepreneurship program as well as spearheads efforts to conduct community outreach, partner with community groups, and identify new forms of funding for underserved entrepreneurs.

Innovation Bridge Program Recap

April 30, 2019

Highlights from Idea Foundry's first Innovation Bridge Program and the expriences of the 11 Chilean particpants during the two week program in Pittsburgh

Inclusive Innovation Summit Event: Navigating Regional Pathways for Immigrant and Minority Small Businesses

March 11, 2019

March 29th from 2:45 - 4:15pm, join the Idea Foundry team during the City of Pittsburgh's Inclusive Innovation Summit, as we discuss a variety of resources available to Pittsburgh's immigrant and minority small business owners.

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