Programs & Initiatives

Idea Foundry offers its business acceleration services to companies both local and abroad. We also have a number of initiatives designed to foster global connections.

Programs for Local Companies

Equitable Entrepreneurship Program

The EE Program supports immigrant and minority led small businesses and startups through personalized investment and services.

Impact Innovations Program

Impact Innovations raise the quality of life through the disruptive power of innovation.

Programs for Foreign Companies

Impact Globalizer Program

Impact Globalizer is a 2 month virtual program for established foreign startups interested in exploring the U.S. market.

Virtual Acceleration

Our Virtual Acceleration program helps startups reach the standards needed to attract U.S. or international investment opportunities.

Soft Landings

The Soft Landings Program assists a foreign innovation in relocating, launching, or opening a new U.S. company in Pittsburgh.

Global Initiatives

Pittsburgh Regional Investment Center

Idea Foundry owns and operates the Pittsburgh Regional Investment Center (PRIC), focused on bringing investments from around the world to Pittsburgh-based projects.

FriendlyPittsburgh

FriendlyPittsburgh is a non-profit marketing program that promotes tourism, business, education and innovation in Greater Pittsburgh Area to China through local partnerships and activities.

International Visitors

Idea Foundry regularly welcomes visitors from around the world.

Innovation Bridge Program - Chile & Pittsburgh

This program fosters innovation transfer and collaboration between Chile and Pittsburgh.