As the most active seed-stage investor in the Pittsburgh region, IW serves an important role, providing entrepreneurs with the capital needed to bring their products to market.

Innovation begins with entrepreneurs

Innovation Works, our accelerators AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear, and our various programs are designed with the entrepreneur in mind, providing them with nationally-ranked services. The over 335 companies IW has invested in have received $2.0 billion in follow-on funding, and our team consists of investors, industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs who provide expert advice to our companies.

We invite you to explore our programs, get to know our team and get in touch to learn how Innovation Works may be able to assist you.


IW's programs accelerate growth in Southwestern PA by infusing business expertise and funding into early-stage technology companies and those pursuing the next competitive edge.

About Us

Innovation Works plays a vital role in Southwestern PA's technology economy. We invest capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact.


Our team is seasoned, having worked with thousands of startups over many years. And our experience is real-world. We’re former CEOs, technology industry veterans and early-stage experts who have walked in the shoes of the company founders we advise.


Contact Us

Innovation Works is the single largest investor in seed-stage companies in this region and one of the most active in the country. Have a question or need more information? Send us a message to get in touch.

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

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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Two Allegheny Center, Ste. 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
P: 412.681.1520