A message to our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on government recommendations to enact policies for social distancing, Innovation Works is taking the following steps. IW employees will be working from home until further notice. Our IW main office at Nova Place on the Northside and our East Liberty accelerator spaces, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear will be closed.

Events that were to take place in person will be postponed, canceled or moved online. If you register(ed) for any of our or our partner’s events in our spaces, you’ll receive information on how to participate and/or get the information online. These steps are being taken proactively to reduce health risks and to implement recommended guidelines for social distancing.

Our team is prepared to continue helping companies and working with investors, mentors and other partners in our network. Through the national and global nature of our work, we have already developed processes for working effectively with our stakeholders through virtual methods.

Please feel free to contact us with questions. Call or email the staff person you usually work with or reach out through our general inbox at info@innovationworks.org.

Thank you for your cooperation. We’ll be in touch soon and look forward to continuing to work together!

With best regards,
Rich Lunak

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should follow www.governor.pa.gov and www.doh.pa.gov.



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