The Steel City Startup Guide

Our beloved city of Pittsburgh’s startup community is filled with so many incredible companies, opportunities and people that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to explore. So I made the Pittsburgh Startup Guide that I wish I’d had when I was starting out. I hope this helps you find what you are looking for in our thriving community.

If this guide is useful to you, please share it with others you think it could help. If you have feedback or ways to improve this resource, please reach out through any of my social links @ http://www.BarryRabkin.com

Wishing you every success,

Barry Rabkin | Founder | Hackers & Founders PGH

PITTSBURGH STARTUPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

STARTUPS & JOB LISTINGS Angel List | CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Jobs | CMU Tepper School of Business — GEC Startup Recruiting Guide | Code & Supply Job Board | CrunchBase | F6S | Innovation Works | LaunchPGH | Next Pittsburgh | PGH Life Sciences | PGH Tech Council — Career Connector | Startup Lists | YCombinator

INTERNSHIPS & ENTRY-LEVEL JOB LISTINGS Career Rookie
CMU Summer Internship Program | Handshake | OneDayOneJob | Venture For America | YesPGH | WayUp

GENERAL JOB LISTINGS AIGA PGH | CareerBuilder | City Paper | CraigsList | Glass Door | Google Jobs | iHireMarketing | Hired | Imagine PGH | Indeed | Ladders | Lensa | Linkedin | Monster | Next Jobs | Nexxt | Jobs2Careers | PGH Post-Gazette | Simply Hired | Snag A Job | StartWire | Tribune Review | Women’s Job Search Network | ZipRecruiter

PITTSBURGH STARTUP NEWS

PODCASTS Going Deep with Aaron Watson | Pitchwerks | TechVibe

STARTUP & INNOVATION MAILING LISTS CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Startup Digest | StartNow PGH

TECHNOLOGY MEDIA Keystone Edge | Next Pittsburgh | Business Journal | Post Gazette — Technology | PGH Technology Council — TEQ Magazine | Tribune Review | The Incline

PITTSBURGH STARTUP NETWORKING

ANNUAL EVENTS & HACK-A-THONS Create Festival | Going Deep Summit | IEEE PGH | Innovation Week | Innovation Works — Demo Day | LaunchCMU | PGH Product Camp | PGH Tech Council — Tech 50 | PGH TechFest| PITT She Innovates | PITT Innovation Institute Events | Project Olympus — Show & Tell | StartNow Event Calendar | Startup Week | Startup Weekend | Steel City Codefest | Thrival Festival

STARTUP COMMUNITIES Black Tech Nation | Build 412 | Code & Supply | Connection University | Hackers and Founders PGH | Millennial Entrepreneur Group | PGH Entrepreneurs Forum | PGH Tech Council — Events | PGH Tech Happy Hour | PGH Startups and Entrepreneurs | Open Coffee Club | Speak Freely PGH | Steel City Startups | TIE PGH | Unstuck Monday | Young Entrepreneur’s Society of PGH

STARTUP COMPETITIONS Alphalab Gear — Hardware Cup | Invest In Her | McGinnis Venture Competition | PITT Randall Family Big Idea Competition | PITT Innovation Institute Competitions | Forbes Fund — UpPrize

PITTSBURGH STARTUP SERVICES & SUPPORT

GENERAL Founder Institute Pittsburgh — Startup Ecosystem Canvas | Steel City Startup Guide

ACCOUNTING Imperial | Paxton | Siegel & Co. | Sisterson | Steel City| Wilke

COWORKING SPACES NextPittsburgh Coworking Guide | StartNow Coworking List

DESIGN Aetoric | Bijou Creative | Bootstrap | Cassie Brkich| Hey Design Guy | Lexicon | Meg Kurdziolek | Sarah Karwoski

HR & Benefits JustWorks | Kuzneski | PGH Tech Council Benefits | Zenefits

LEGAL Cohen & Grigsby — Emerging Business | Cherin Law Offices | Leech Tishman — LaunchPad | PGH Startup | PGH Startup Law | Salisbury | Trellis

MAKER SPACES MakePGH List

MARKETING & GROWTH STRATEGY CONSULTING Barry Brands | Castus| KRNLS | Piper Creative | Tech Starts | Think Big

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (SBDCs) Pennsylvania Universities — Small Business Development Center List

TECH TRAINING PROGRAMS Academy | Moms Can Code | Tech Elevator

UNIVERSITY INNOVATION COMMERCIALIZATION CMU Center for Tech Transfer and Enterprise Creation | PITT Innovation Opportunities

PITTSBURGH STARTUP FUNDING

ACCELERATORS Alpha Lab | Alphalab Gear | Ascender | BHive | Founder Institute | Gateways | Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh

ACADEMIC ACCELERATORS CHATHAM Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship | CMU Project Olympus | Duquesne University | Linden Pointe eAcademy | PITT Big Idea Center | PITT Blast Furnace | PITT Pantherlab Works | PSU Corner |CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship | Startable

CROWDFUNDING Indiegogo PGH | Kickstarter PGH | Kiva PGH | Shine Registry

NON-PROFIT RESOURCES Carnegie Library Nonprofit Resource Center | New Sun Rising | Sprout Fund

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INCUBATORS Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute | Ben Franklin Technology Partners | CMU Swartz Center | Equitable Entrepreneurship | Fortyx80 | Idea Foundry | Inclusive Innovation| InnovatePGH | Innovation Works | IUP Incubator | Linden Pointe eCenter | PGH Civic Innovation | PGH Gateways | PGH Innovation District| PGH Lab | PGH Life Sciences | River Side | Steel Bridge Labs | UPMC Enterprises | Urban Innovation 21 | Urban Redevelopment Authority

VENTURE CAPITAL & ANGEL INVESTORS 3 Rivers Venture Fair | Active X-It| Adams Capital Management | Birchmere VC | Blue Tree Allied Angels | Draper Triangle | EquityNet | Grouse Ridge Capital | Incline Equity | Keiretsu Forum | Meakem Becker | Mountain State Capital | Next Act Fund |PGH Equity Partners | PGH VC Association| Riverfront Ventures | Robotics Hub

I hope this guide is useful to you. Please share it with others you think it could help. If you have feedback or ways to improve this resource, please reach out through any of my social links @ http://www.BarryRabkin.com Hope to see you at an event soon! — Barry