Resources to Help Startups and Small Businesses
These are tough times, especially for startups and small businesses. Fulfilling our mission to support entrepreneurs in the Southern Alleghenies is more important than ever. We’re here to help you keep the dream alive.
That’s why Startup Alleghenies is curating information to identify what’s most valuable to our entrepreneurs, and dedicating a section of our website where we will aggregate that content for your information and convenience.
We also will share the latest information on opportunities for financial recovery (whether County, State or Federal) with regular updates to this site, so check in when you can. Our Entrepreneur Coaches are also ready to help with any personal advice you need.
We’re in this together. And together, we’ll get through it.
So please share your ideas via posts to our Startup Alleghenies Facebook page to help and inspire other entrepreneurs who are facing similar challenges.
Southern Alleghenies entrepreneurs pitch their ideas live.
On June 18th, six entrepreneurs will go head to head competing for a prize pool of $50,000 in The Big Idea Contest. The event, hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Startup Alleghenies, is designed to support and fund technology business ideas that can result in new companies and employment in the Southern Alleghenies. This free event is open to the public using the online web-conferencing app called Zoom. Simply click this link to RSVP to the event. Upon registration a link will be shared to view the competition on June 18th at 2 pm. All attendees will also be invited to cast their vote for their favorite entrepreneur in the “People’s Choice Award,” sponsored by Somerset Trust Company. To learn more about the finalists, visit the Ben Franklin Technology Partners event page. We’ll see you there!
ABOUT STARTUP ALLEGHENIES
Startup Alleghenies is on a mission to bring greater economic vitality to the region by creating an ecosystem for success that recruits and supports entrepreneurs. Launched in June 2017 by the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), Startup Alleghenies entrepreneurs are mentored by coaches who provide 360 support to help them navigate a vast network of partners at economic development groups, private organizations, investors and universities–all working together to bring talent, new businesses, and jobs to the region.
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“I think we’ve probably hit peak Silicon Valley, and we need to figure out ways to have a more diverse, inclusive economy. We want the rust belt to become the startup belt.”
–AOL Founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case, November 2017 on CNBC (see video)
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