Pittsburgh is Scaling Up!

Pittsburgh is fast becoming known as a great place for startup companies. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to our companies tell their own stories of growth – and how the city uniquely supports them as they pursue their dreams.

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The largest database of footwear in the world.

Shoefitr is creating a suite of products that allows shoppers to be better informed about the shoes they're buying online.

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Helping businesses find and attract performers faster

The Resumator is the first fully featured recruiting software putting the power to find and hire performers in the hands of nearly 2300 growing businesses.

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The 10 Regions with the Most-Improved Startup Funding

Pittsburgh once again is on an impressive list as TechCocktail ranks it among the top 10 most-improved regions for startup funding. Click through to the report to read more about what earned Pittsburgh its ranking.

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Turning Trash into Meaningful Jobs

"If Haiti can turn trash into money=good." What started out as a journal entry is now a social innovation startup, creating meaningful jobs for the people of Haiti.

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Welcome to Innovation Works

IW fuels the technology economy in Southwestern PA through direct investments and business expertise. Every year, we help hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers and small manufacturers to create new markets and change the world with their ideas and innovations.

Innovation Works values diversity in its programs and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, as well as entities controlled by such individuals, to submit applications or business plans for consideration.

Read how Pittsburgh is a tech startup leader in The Atlantic. 


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Our Programs

Innovation Works is one of the most active seed-stage investors in the U.S.
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Million in Investment


Billion in Follow-On Funding

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Rapid TPC Wins TIE $10K Startup Showcase

Alphalab Gear alumni Rapid TPC  took home the $10,000 1st place prize in the TIE Startup Showcase...
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Innovation Works is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern PA and is supported by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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