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 Accelerator
The Impact Innovations Accelerator transforms business ideas into fundable startups which generate positive societal impact through the disruptive nature of innovation.
Impact Innovations Fellowship
The Impact Innovation Transformation Fellowship Program is designed for early stage companies which generate impact through the disruptive nature of innovation to actuate growth and prepare startups for continuing investment.
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.
Our Virtual Acceleration program helps startups reach the standards needed to attract U.S. or international investment opportunities.
The Soft Landings Program assists a foreign innovation in relocating, launching, or opening a new U.S. company in Pittsburgh.
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 is a non-profit marketing program that promotes tourism, business, education and innovation in Greater Pittsburgh Area to China through local partnerships and activities.
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.
Ask us about our programs!