Resources

AlphaLabCompass_tstock_452650991_A
http://alphalab.org/program/

ALG helps innovative technology companies launch quickly and successfully. Ranked #6 among all accelerator programs in the US and is a charter member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN).

Angel Resource Institute (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)
http://www.angelresourceinstitute.org/

Provides education, training, mentoring, and information on best practices in the field of angel investing to improve connections between angel investors and entrepreneurs.

BlueTree Allied Angels
http://www.bluetreealliedangels.com/entrepreneurs.aspx?pg=Resources%20for%20Entrepreneurs

BlueTree Allied Angels is a group of accredited investors that invests in regional, early-stage companies. They provide a collection of useful links and documents to help you grow your business and prepare to pitch to investors

Center for Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College
http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/center-for-economic-development/index.aspx

Conducts applied research to improve the institutions, communities, and economy of the Pittsburgh region.

Entrepreneur Magazine
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240202

A listing of 25 business podcasts for entrepreneurs.

Idea Foundry
http://ideafoundry.org/

Pittsburgh-based non-profit innovation acceleration and commercialization organization with more than 150 companies in its portfolio that is focused on creating high-potential, innovation-related jobs in the life sciences, entertainment and education, social enterprise, advanced materials, and water sectors.

Innovation Works 
https://www.innovationworks.org/Our-Programs

Active seed-stage investor with programs to accelerate growth by infusing business expertise and funding into early-stage technology companies and those pursuing the next competitive edge. Their knowledge of the needs of startups—from risk capital to business expertise—enables IW to guide entrepreneurs on the right path to commercialization. They also help researchers commercialize ideas that could change the world and small manufacturers as they look to open new markets by adapting new technologies into their products and processes.

Keystone Edge
http://www.keystoneedge.com/about/about.aspx

Covers growth and what’s next across Pennsylvania with a particular focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the people, places and companies driving the state forward.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh
http://enterpriseforumpittsburgh.com/about/

A nonprofit organization of dedicated professionals who share a passion for making a difference and achieving global outcomes through tailored local and regional programs.

Own Your Venture

Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Licensing Services – http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/LicensingServices/Pages/default.aspx#.VOelMqQo7cs

Prospective licensees: Apply for initial licensure Current licensees: Renew license Licensees, Employers and General Public: Conduct searches of licensed professionals

Pennsylvania Department of State Business Resources
http://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/Resources/Pages/default.aspx#.VOelQaQo7ct

Includes General Information, Types of Filings and Registrations, Information Services and Laws & Regulations.

Pennsylvania Department of State Uniform Commercial Code Name Search
https://www.corporations.state.pa.us/ucc/soskb/SearchStandardRA9.asp

Pennsylvania Department of State Corporation Search
https://www.corporations.state.pa.us/corp/soskb/csearch.asp

Pennsylvania Department of State Registration Forms
http://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Pages/default.aspx#.VOelRqQo7cs

Pennsylvania Department of State PENN File (online business document filing system)
https://www.corporations.pa.gov/

PitchBook Blog  
blog.pitchbook.com

An independent and impartial private equity and venture capital research firm that provides premium data, news and analysis. Blog is categorized into a Private Equity Blog and Venture Capital Blog that includes news and trends alongside creating educational resources for those interested in learning more the industry.

Pittsburgh Technology Council
http://www.pghtech.org/about-us.aspx

A member-based trade association that provides tangible benefits to members through a platform of Business Development, Talent Retention, Government Relations and Visibility Services.

Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association
www.thepvca.org

Founded to catalyze venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western Pennsylvania. and has become the leading voice of private equity investors in the region. The PVCA facilitates quality deal flow, encourages investor collaboration, and fosters important relationships with key service providers. Its promotional activities include a venture fair, regular networking events, a membership directory, and award ceremonies for successful regional entrepreneurs. Al

Project Olympus
http://www.cmu.edu/olympus/about/index.html

A Carnegie Mellon innovation center that aims to augment and accelerate the process of moving cutting-edge research and great ideas to development and business stages through licensing, creating start-ups, and through corporate collaboration and strategic partnerships.

Tech Crunch 
http://techcrunch.com/

Technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

TEQ Magazine
http://www.pghtech.org/news-publications/teq.aspx

Technology, Entrepreneurship, Quality publication of Pittsburgh’s technology industry and entrepreneurial community.

Thrill Mill
http://thrillmill.com/

An industry agnostic incubator/accelerator that offers an array of services to early-stage startups from nonprofits to tech companies, and everywhere in between.

Tie Pittsburgh
https://backuppittsburgh.tie.org/

Non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs.

@StartupPGH
https://twitter.com/startuppgh | http://startuppittsburgh.com/

A blog dedicated to profiling and reviewing startups in the Pittsburgh region.

UpStart Business Journal
http://upstart.bizjournals.com/

The Upstart Business Journal is a blog driven, business news website with an emphasis on people, personalities and ideas.