Image by mbfulk via FlickrPittsburgh has some resources for people that want to start businesses, especially technology businesses. I have attended some of the work shops at the Tech Council, definitely worth a few hours of your time.
I just wanted to highlight AlphaLab (they have a blog here). I mentioned AlphaLab recently because they have a really great office on Carson St. and were kind enough to host the reception for this years PodCamp Pittsburgh.
AlphaLab is a project of Innovation Works that provides support to starting companies, if your project is selected AlphaLab helps with funding, office space, some great advisors as well as other support for a seedling of a business.
The deadline to apply for the Winter/Spring 2009 Cycle is October 30, 2008. The application is not too tricky, you don’t need a full business plan, just some ideas mostly in the technology area but it doesn’t have to be a technology business. Check out the AlphaLab FAQ for all of the details.
Know of other resources for new businesses in Pittsburgh – please share!
More reading on starting a business…
- Startup Incubator Roundup
- Great Business Book on Creating a Business Plan
- Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Start a Tech Company in Silicon Valley