2012 Community Report: Made by Entrepreneurs


AlphaLab, founded in 2008 by Innovation Works, is a leading startup accelerator that helps innovative technology companies launch quickly and successfully by providing seed capital, office space, strategic business support, mentorship and educational sessions.


ATRP Solutions, Inc. is an innovative materials science company that produces specialty polymers for such diverse industries as hydraulic fracking and cosmetics and personal care.

Civic Science

Civic Science, Inc. is a web-based polling and marketing research company that generates advanced intelligence about consumer preference and behavior.


CollegeZen is a social platform designed to make finding the perfect fit between student and college more intuitiveand less expensive for families, high schools, and colleges.


FutureDerm approaches beauty from a scientific perspective and utilizes technology to provide unique, innovative, and effective products and advice.


Rinovum is an early-stage medical device company focused on reproductive health to aid in natural fertility and conception.

threeRivers 3D

threeRivers 3D makes the world’s leading 3D laser scanners for quality control, reverse engineering and 3D modeling.


Vivísimo, Inc. – now part of IBM – creates innovative software to access and mine the world's information for better search and discovery.

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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