Rapidly Commercializing Software

IW recognized the rapid-paced world of software development, including gaming and internet applications, was a prime opportunity for entrepreneurs and the Southwestern PA region. In 2007, we launched AlphaLab, an immersive environment where entrepreneurs can tap IW's onsite experts for business and market advice and exchange ideas with other entrepreneurs launching in similar markets.

In Southwestern PA, these startups have access to leading-edge computer science, entertainment technology and software development research and experts at area universities including Carnegie Mellon University.

AlphaLab is the first of its kind in this region and one of just a handful around the country.

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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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Two Allegheny Center, Ste. 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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