The Steel City Startup Guide

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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 wished I had when I was starting. 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 suggestions to improve this resource, please reach out through any of my social links.

Wishing you every success,

Barry Rabkin | Director of Marketing

Near Earth Autonomy (We’re Hiring!)

PITTSBURGH STARTUPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

STARTUPS & TECH 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 PGH | PGH Life Sciences | PGH Tech Council — Career Connector | PGH Robotics Network | StartNow PGH | Startup.jobs | YCombinator

GENERAL JOB LISTINGS AIGA PGH | BossMake/Her | CareerBuilder | Careerjet | City Paper | CraigsList | Glass Door | Google Jobs | iHireMarketing | Hired | Imagine PGH | Indeed | Jobs2Careers | Ladders | Lensa | LinkedIn | Monster | Next Jobs | Nexxt | American Advertising Federation PGH| PGH Post-Gazette | Recruit.net | Simply Hired | Snag A Job | StartWire | Tribune-Review | ZipRecruiter

INTERNSHIPS & ENTRY-LEVEL JOB LISTINGS American Advertising Federation PGH | Career Rookie | Chegg Internships | CMU Summer Internship Program | Handshake | OneDayOneJob | Venture For America | YesPGH | WayUp

NONPROFIT JOB LISTINGS Glassdoor | Idealist | Indeed | Nonprofit Talent | PANO | Simply Hired | ZipRecruiter

REMOTE JOB LISTINGS FlexJobs | Freelancer | Glassdoor | Indeed | Jobspresso | Linkedin | Power To Fly | Remote | Toptal | Upwork | We Work Remotely | ZipRecruiter

PITTSBURGH STARTUP NEWS

PODCASTS Going Deep with Aaron Watson | Pitchwerks | TechVibe

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

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

PITTSBURGH STARTUP NETWORKING

ANNUAL EVENTS & HACK-A-THONS Duquesne — New Venture Challenge | Going Deep Summit | IEEE PGH | 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

STARTUP COMMUNITIES American Advertising Federation PGH — Juice | Black Tech Nation | Build 412 | Code & Supply | Connection University | Hackers and Founders PGH | Millennial Entrepreneur Group | PGH.AI | PGH Entrepreneurs Forum | PGH Robotics Network | PGH Tech Council — Events | PGH Tech Happy Hour | PGH Tech Meetups | PGH Startups and Entrepreneurs | Open Coffee Club | Speak Freely PGH | TIE PGH | 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 GUIDES Founder Institute PGH — Startup Ecosystem Canvas | Steel City Startup Guide

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

COWORKING SPACES NextPGH Coworking Guide | The Salon | StartNow Coworking List

DESIGN Bootstrap | Cassie Brkich| Hey Design Guy | Lexicon | Meg Kurdziolek | Neoforma| Sarah Karwoski

Financial Modeling Foresight

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

LEGAL Cherin Law Offices | Leech Tishman | PGH Startup Law | Salisbury | Trellis

MAKER SPACES MakePGH List

MARKETING & GROWTH CONSULTING 412x972 | 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 | Tech Elevator

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

PITTSBURGH STARTUP FUNDING

ACCELERATORS Alpha Lab | Alphalab Gear | Alphalab Health | Ascender | BHive | Founder Institute | Gateways | LifeX Labs | Social Venture Partners PGH | Startup Boost

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 | Catch A Fire | New Sun Rising | SVP Pittsburgh | UpPrize

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

VENTURE CAPITAL & ANGEL INVESTORS 3 Rivers Venture Fair | 412 Venture Fund | 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 | Reinforced Ventures | 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 suggestions to improve this resource, please reach out through any of my social links. Hope to see you at an event soon!

Wishing you every success,

Barry Rabkin | Director of Marketing

Near Earth Autonomy (We’re Hiring!)

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