OneValley, a global entrepreneurship platform that supports entrepreneurs, recently launched the Pittsburgh Startup Challenge.
Pittsburgh-based startups are applying for the opportunity to share more than $ 50,000 in funding during the challenge.
Companies from all industries and stages of development can apply. The deadline is March 31st.
The semi-finals will take place in May. Finalists will attend the opening of the OneValley Innovation Center in Hazelwood Green this summer and take part in a pitch challenge.
The challenge is the first step in OneValley’s Pittsburgh Entrepreneurship Platform, which is based on OneValley’s Pass. The platform is an online community that connects startups with business tools, investors, mentors and other resources curated by seasoned community managers.
“The Pittsburgh Startup Challenge launches a coordinated effort to deliver a connected, value-added support system for entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh, including a new state-of-the-art OneValley innovation center in Hazelwood Green and access to the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurship Platform online community that makes it easier for Pittsburgh startups to Connect with capital, customers and talent around the world, ”said Nikhil Sinha, CEO of OneValley.
The platform starts in April.
The Richard King Mellon Foundation provided a $ 500,000 grant to help start the platform, and East Liberty’s Ascender, an entrepreneurial center, is a financial sponsor and local partner.