Idea Foundry is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) funded by local foundations and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Idea Foundry measures our success in job creation and use funds raised through liquidity events to reinvest in more companies. Idea Foundry has invested in over 85 technology businesses and created over 550 jobs since its inception in 2002, helping to drive the regional economy in southwestern PA.
Our mission is to bridge the significant gap between idea generation and viable businesses by providing the necessary support infrastructure. We provide skills and knowledge through our experienced mentors and a customized process and tools to help develop business models, as well as relationships with a network of technical, commercial and financial resources to assist you in the present and future. We also provide financial support to pay the bills while you concentrate on building your business to the next level.