IW News

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley

"Some of the fastest growing companies and best opportunities are unfolding in the area between the two coasts. Pittsburgh tops the list because what's happening there best reflects the growth and acceleration of a more supportive climate for entrepreneurs throughout our nation."

Read more in Inc.

2 Moms Create ‘Flexable’ Way To Find Last-Minute Child Care


“Two local moms created a special website where parents and caregivers fill out a profile. Parents write their needs, and caregivers write their availability. Based on the criteria, the system can match the parent with the caregiver and help them find the care they need.”

Read more and watch the video on KDKA/CBS

Flexable helping match parents, child care providers

“Priya Amin and Jessica Strong are creators of Flexable, a website designed to link parents with available caregivers.”

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

AlphaLab Gear Helping Local Inventors Change The World


Innovation Works'  accelerator AlphaLab Gear provides funding, office space, and mentor-ship to early stage companies creating products to change the world.  

Watch the video on KDKA/CBSlocal

Experience a Live Startup Competition at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

"Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, and Silicon Valley; startup culture is invading popular culture, and this year you can see a startup competition at the AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup West Coast Regional taking place at SOLIDWORKS in Los Angeles, February 7.

Read more in the SOLIDWORKS Blog

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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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