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Aligned For Success.

The Council aligns itself with key organizations and initiatives in order to improve our regional economic climate and build tech industry growth within southwestern Pennsylvania. Our partnerships also provide awareness for the region, the technology industry and our members.

ARCS® Foundation, Inc. (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) -- Pittsburgh

A 50 year-old national organization, the ARCS Foundation is dedicated to enhancing America’s capacity for research and innovation in science and technology by providing financial support to the most outstanding American scholars in the sciences.

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the ARCS Foundation was chartered in 2003 to increase the number of American scholars pursuing advanced scientific study and research in Western Pennsylvania. Partnered with the top graduate science programs at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University, ARCS provides a unique, cost-effective and quality-assured mechanism through which corporate, civic and philanthropic organizations, as well as individuals, can impact American scientific and technological capacity.

Learn more at www.arcsfoundation.org/Pittsburgh.

3 Rivers Connect

3 Rivers Connect (3rc) is a nonprofit agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help individuals, educators and community leaders use information and technology to make the best possible decisions about the allocation of resources and delivery of services. 3rc works with a variety of community oriented organizations ranging from schools and social services agencies to government and environmental groups. Through projects such as the Information Commons, 3rc is unifying community information in a way that will give everyone a better understanding of the issues and a data driven foundation for planning and analysis.

Learn more now by jumping into the BMA Pittsburgh Chapter Web site.

Business Marketing Association (BMA) - Pittsburgh Chapter

3 Rivers Connect (3rc) is a nonprofit agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help individuals, educators and community leaders use information and technology to make the best possible decisions about the allocation of resources and delivery of services. 3rc works with a variety of community oriented organizations ranging from schools and social services agencies to government and environmental groups. Through projects such as the Information Commons, 3rc is unifying community information in a way that will give everyone a better understanding of the issues and a data driven foundation for planning and analysis.

Learn more now by jumping into the 3 Rivers Connect Web site.

Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School of Business

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranks among the top business schools in the world. In 2007, the Wall Street Journal ranked the Tepper School #3 among the top MBA programs in the U.S., and our undergraduate program has been ranked a Top Ten business program by U.S. News & World Report for several consecutive years.

Learn more now by jumping into the Tepper School Web site.

Catalyst Connection

Whether you need to solve a specific operational problem, develop a strategic plan or make continuous improvements that lead to revenue growth, you’ll have greater success in achieving your goals armed with the knowledge, customized solutions and implementation assistance provided by Catalyst Connection. Catalyst is here to advance the performance of manufacturing and technology companies throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

Learn more now by jumping into the Catalyst Connection Web site.

CompetePA

CompetePA is a coalition of businesses and organizations representing more than half the private sector employment in Pennsylvania that wants to see the Commonwealth compete successfully for new jobs and investment.

The Coalition has been working since 2005 to solve the serious business tax competitiveness problems that are contributing to the low rate of job creation in Pennsylvania, educating legislators about the need to eliminate the cap on net operating loss (NOL) carryforwards and to create a single sales factor apportionment formula (SSF). These steps are necessary to begin to close the gap with growing competitor states.

Learn more now by jumping into the CompetePA Web site.

Department of Community and Economic Development

Pennsylvania is a leader in technology-based economic development, with a comprehensive Infrastructure in place to assist companies at every stage of the business life cycle. Thousands of technology companies, from large corporations like Johnson & Johnson and Harley Davidson, to emerging companies like Renal Solutions and NanoHorizons have chosen to make PA their home. Through innovative initiatives and an unparallel economic stimulus package, Pennsylvania is providing the support technology companies need to transition through every stage of the business life cycle.

Learn more now by jumping into the DCED Web site.

Doyle Center for Manufacturing Technology

The Doyle Center for Manufacturing Technology is a federally funded non-profit organization that provides the supply chain management services and infrastructure critical to orchestrating dynamic supply chains.

Learn more now by jumping into the Doyle Center Web site.

Entrepreneurial Studies Program, Duquesne University

The Entrepreneurial Studies program (ESP) prepares students for careers in fast-paced, entrepreneurial business environments. Students will develop a broad range of business skills, including accounting, finance, sales, marketing, leadership, and management. All coursework emphasizes practical application of business theory to solve "real-world" challenges.

Learn more now by jumping into the ESP Web site.

Global Pittsburgh

Connecting international communities in and with Pittsburgh.This region is home and host to tens of thousands of new Americans and others born in other lands who have come here to work, to play, to study, and to invest. We are home to over 300 international firms from 26 different countries. We are home to over 40 distinct international communities.

Learn more now by jumping into the Global Pittsburgh Web site.

Great Lakes Manufacturing Council

The Great Lakes Manufacturing Council is a membership organization representing industry, non-governmental organizations, trade associations, organized labor, educational and financial institutions, economic development groups, chambers of commerce, governments and others united to promote, enhance and preserve manufacturing in the Great Lakes Region.

Learn more now by jumping into the Catalyst Connection Web site.

Greater Oakland Keystone Innovative Zone

The Greater Oakland Keystone Innovation Zone (GO KIZ) is focused on increasing technology company formation, location and growth in the region by leveraging the assets of the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon.

Learn more now by jumping into the GO KIZ Web site.

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the advocacy affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, is the voice of business in the Pittsburgh region. It advocates at the local, state and federal levels for an even more competitive regional business climate for new and existing companies of all sizes.

Learn more now by jumping into the The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Web site.

Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group

The Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group is a professional networking organization for IT executives to discuss and share experiences related to technology and business. Forums are devoid of sales and marketing solicitations. Our members include some of the region’s most recognizable companies in a variety of industries. The Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) membership organization.

Learn more now by jumping into the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group Web site.

Green Building Alliance

The Green Building Alliance is a non-profit organization that advances economic prosperity and human well being in Western Pennsylvania by driving market demand for green buildings and green building products. In its 15th year, GBA has been a national pioneer, and continues to lead change in our region as the core green building catalysts – a desire for environmentally sound materials and minimal impact, healthy indoor environments and financial payoff in reduced energy, water and other operating costs – cascades across every aspect of the built environment, from offices, retail stores and other commercial spaces to schools, hospitals, and homes.

Learn more now by jumping into the Green Building Alliance Web site.

Help Startups

Help Startups is a web portal serving entrepreneurs and all those providing services and support to the entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurs in the context of this portal are both those already ‘in the game’ and those who are considering starting a company. For instance, our Getting Started feature is specifically targeted to ‘newbies’, while Informational Links is intended more for current entrepreneurs. However, all of our features can be used by anyone.

Learn more now by jumping into the Help Startups Web site.

Idea Foundry

Idea Foundry is a nonprofit organization that supplies the critical ingredients for transforming an entrepreneur’s business idea into a Pennsylvania-based, fundable, start-up. We bridge the gaps between business skills, knowledge, funding and relationships that are critical when launching your own Information Technology and Engineering related enterprise.

Learn more now by jumping into the Idea Foundry Web site.

Innovation Works

For more than 20 years, Innovation Works has played a vital role in Southwestern PA’s technology economy, investing capital, business expertise, and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact. IW is the single largest investor in seed-stage companies in the region. We also provide resources for manufacturers to adopt new technologies.

Learn more now by jumping into the Innovation Works Web site.

Penn State Electro-Optics Center

The Penn State Electro-Optics Center serves as a national resource to advance electro-optics and related technologies by partnering with government and commercial customers for the primary benefit of the U.S. warfighter.

Learn more now by jumping into the Penn State Electro-Optics Center Web site.

Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center

The mission of the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center is to promote and support the commercialization of nanomaterials research for new and enhanced products critical to the U.S. economy and manufacturing base. The Center builds upon Pennsylvania's excellence in advanced materials research, development and manufacturing, and it acts as a new model for a public-private partnership among government, universities, entrepreneurs, small and large companies to accelerate the transition from nanomaterials invention and innovation to new products and new companies.

Learn more now by jumping into the Pennsylvanian Nanomaterials Commercialization Center Web site.

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Since 1994, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has been marketing Downtown as the premier location to live, work, shop, dine, play, and visit. Formed by Downtown businesses, professionals, civic organizations, foundations, and residents, the PDP fosters a clean, safe, accessible, and vibrant Downtown through a wide range of strategies and advocacy for actions that will strengthen the city, enhance its beauty and vitality and make it a better place for business and pleasure.

Learn more now by jumping into the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Web site.

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)

The PHRA is the largest Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter in southwestern Pennsylvania. The PHRA serves the HR community with professional development programs, networking opportunities and educational resources that enhance the value of the profession.

Learn more now by jumping into the PHRA Web site.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG)

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) provides capital investments and customized company formation and business growth services to our region’s life sciences enterprises. We support biosciences companies with promising innovations in the following concentrations: Biotechnology Tools, Diagnostics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices and Therapeutics.

Learn more now by jumping into the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) Web site.

Pittsburgh Regional Minority Purchasing Council (PRMPC)Catalyst Connection

The Pittsburgh Regional Minority Purchasing Council is a 5013(c) not-for-profit organization established to create and develop business opportunities for minority business enterprises between corporations and public agencies resulting in economic development in the communities we serve.

Learn more now by jumping into the PRMPC Web site.

Pittsburgh Today

This project’s goal is to spark a more informed civic dialog. By providing a timely and accurate statistical picture of regional life, we hope to stimulate a discussion of where we are and where we hope to go.

This project is closely coordinated with the Key National Indicators Initiative, centered at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. That initiative was begun as one response to a 2004 General Accounting Office (GAO) report recommending the establishment of a national indicator system as a way to help people and organizations answer vital questions about their communities, as well as to give all the people a report card on the nature of life in the United States.

Learn more now by jumping into the Pittsburgh Today Web site.

Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)

PUMP advances issues affecting young and young-thinking people in Pittsburgh, making the region a more dynamic, engaging, and diverse place in which to live.

Learn more now by jumping into the Pump Web site.

Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association

The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association was founded in 1982 to catalyze venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western Pennsylvania. Since then it has become the leading voice of private equity investors in the region. Through a wide range of programs, the PVCA facilitates quality deal flow, encourages investor collaboration, and fosters important relationships with key service providers. Every major regional venture capital firm is represented in our membership, as well as numerous first-tier service providers.

Regional promotional activities include an annual venture fair, regular networking events, a membership directory, and award ceremonies for successful regional entrepreneurs. All these activities aim to create a positive climate for venture capital in Western Pennsylvania.

Learn more now by jumping into the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association Web site.

Technology Councils of North America (TECNA)

TECNA represents over 40 IT and Technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 16,000 technology-related companies in the North America. TECNA represents over 40 IT and Technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 16,000 technology-related companies in the North America.

Learn more now by jumping into the TECNA Web site.

Technology Collaborative

The Technology Collaborative (TTC) is a not-for-profit, member-driven, technology-based economic development organization focused on starting, attracting, and growing robotics, cyber-security and digital technology companies. Funding from federal, state, foundation, and member organizations supports our various programs to develop and commercialize technology, subsidize education and training, recruit world-class talent, incubate and mentor early-stage companies, and facilitate networking. TTC works with other regional economic development organizations to implement an end-to-end strategy for transitioning technology from the Commonwealth’s universities into commercial products that are designed, engineered, produced, marketed and sold by companies based in Pennsylvania.

Learn more now by jumping into the Technology Collaborative Web site.

TiE Pittsburgh

The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a global not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. TiE has 47 chapters in 11 countries. TiE-Pittsburgh is a regional chapter that covers Western Pennsylvania and portions of Eastern Ohio.

Learn more now by jumping into the TiE Pittsburgh Web site.

University of Pittsburgh, Office of Technology Management

The University of Pittsburgh Office of Technology Management (OTM) with support from resource partners throughout campus, serves as the hub of all technology commercialization activities at Pitt. The OTM is responsible for the protection, management and commercialization of intellectual property for the University of Pittsburgh. Faculty members are the primary source of intellectual property, either through the invention of new products or processes, or through know-how and expertise in certain fields. Students and staff members can also participate in this process.

Learn more now by jumping into the University of Pittsburgh, Office of Technology Management Web site.

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh serves to generate, stimulate and manage growth and development in the City of Pittsburgh. Established in 1946, the Authority carries out the City's major development projects, programs and activities.

Learn more now by jumping into the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh Web site.

Vibrant Pittsburgh

Vibrant Pittsburgh is an organization that believes a more diverse and talented workforce means a more vibrant future for the Pittsburgh region. Vibrant Pittsburgh’s mission is embrace inclusion, ensure the Pittsburgh region’s growth by attracting, retaining and elevating a diversity of talent and promote the region nationally and internationally as a diverse, welcoming region of opportunities.

With thousands of job and career opportunities available in the Pittsburgh region, many companies need help developing a diverse workforce. Through collaboration with and support of human resource departments, corporate recruiters, professional organizations and non-profits, Vibrant Pittsburgh is committed to bringing the best talent on earth to our region. We will:

Welcome newcomers.
Attracting a vibrant workforce is one thing; making them feel at home is another. Vibrant Pittsburgh is committed to creating a welcoming environment and making the social connections that allow newcomers to comfortably put down the roots that ensure they stay and flourish in our region.

Be inclusive.
Inclusiveness is key to both our economic growth and our cultural vitality. Our goal is to address barriers to the creation of a more inclusive region and more diverse pool of talent, consisting of different races, ethnicities, physical abilities, beliefs and sexual orientations.

Energize the region.

Our organization will be the catalyst for positive change in and around Pittsburgh. We are committed to elevating our existing workforce, as well as recruiting and retaining new talent. We will work with others a s necessary to educate businesses as well as community members to understand the power, importance, richness and vitality that diversity brings to our region.

Learn more at vibrantpittsburgh.org

VisitPittsburgh

VisitPittsburgh is the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County and the lead tourist promotion agency for the Pittsburgh and Its Countryside group. Established in 1935, VisitPittsburgh is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region. VisitPittsburgh is a non-profit organization serving its business membership.

Learn more now by jumping into the VisitPittsburgh Web site.

WestPACS

The Western PA Job Expo and WestPACS Associations have merged to form a consortium of colleges, universities, and community colleges. Our goal is to connect employers with outstanding students and recent graduates for internship and full-time career opportunities through regional fairs.

Learn more now by jumping into the WestPACS Web site.

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is to promote, on a non-partisan basis, understanding of important international issues, throughout the community and with a special focus on the region's secondary schools.

Learn more now by jumping into the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Web site.