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Innovation Works provides seed capital and business assistance to entrepreneurs in southwestern Pennsylvania's most promising technology startups.


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Posted 01/20/2016 by Innovation Works

We moved our blog page to Medium, you can find it here: https://medium.com/startups-and-investment  

3 Reasons for Pittsburgh Startups to Think Global

Posted 08/04/2015 by Laura Kelly

Cary Ingram is a Senior International Trade Specialist in the International Trade Administration, Read more...

Capped Valuation Term in a Convertible Note

Posted 07/30/2015 by Frank Demmler

A hot topic in the entrepreneurial investment world has been the trend of including a capped Read more...


Posted 04/10/2015 by Laura Kelly

What's better than robots? Robots AND dumping water on your teacher's head.To celebrate National Read more...

Being a Board Observer

Posted 04/03/2015 by Larry Miller

Recently, as a board observer for 15 Innovation Works’ companies, I presented my experiences as a Read more...

Due Diligence

Posted 03/27/2015 by Dave Lishego

Due Diligence If you’re raising money from investors, at some point you’re going to have to go Read more...

Accelerating Growth-Investing in Pittsburgh's technology sector

Posted 03/20/2015 by Innovation Works

By Rich Lunak, President & CEO of Innovation WorksAs the saying goes, you can't improve what you Read more...

Series A Fundraising

Posted 03/13/2015 by Frank Demmler

Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital published an article on First Round Review, a resource library Read more...

Thinking about Crowdfunding? Here are some tips from those who've been there.

Posted 02/26/2015 by Innovation Works

Donation-based crowdfunding (think Kickstarter and Indiegogo) continues to grow as a major source of funding for early-stage companies. Over $500M was pledge on Kickstarter alone in 2014. A successful campaign is no accident and requires a smart strategy. I recently attended a discussion hosted by Fygment and Indiegogo and caught up with several portfolio companies who have run campaigns to get some tips. Read more...

Running Out of Cash

Posted 12/16/2014 by Innovation Works

In his December blog, Paul Graham wrote about an all too common situation that most early stage start ups find themselves in: the prospect of running out of cash. Read more...

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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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