OneValley Launches On-line Neighborhood and Useful resource Hub Completely for Startups within the Pittsburgh Space
OneValley Launches Online Community and Resource Hub Exclusively for Startups in the Pittsburgh Area.
OneValley CEO, Nikhil Sinha commended the local organizations that supported this project and its mission to develop a vibrant entrepreneurial community and vision for building the next innovation center Pittsburgh. “It’s exciting to see this vision, which has been happening for years with the support of our partners and strong advocates of democratizing innovation and empowering startups that are driving powerful change around the world,” he says. “With the Pittsburgh Startup Challenge, our first step in the local market, we have already seen the extraordinary talent, innovation and breakthrough technology from the region, and now, with the introduction of PEP, we will.” Just see how that talent and growth intensifies. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us. “
The Pittsburgh Entrepreneurship Platform, developed in collaboration with Ascender and generous support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, is based on OneValleys Passport, a global innovation platform that provides over 40,000 entrepreneurs with critical tools, hundreds of resources, effective discount services, and network connections to mentors as well Investment and financing opportunities. PEP designed to support every seed and pre-Series A startup in the EU Pittsburgh The ecosystem will include local venture capitalists and knowledgeable mentors from the region, including across $ 1 million in discounted and free startup tools and services.
“The most exciting thing about this platform is that we can deliver all of the experiences and benefits that thousands of global founders are already enjoying through OneValley’s Passport platform,” he says Alec Wright, Chief Innovation Officer at OneValley. “Through PEP the Pittsburgh The community will have direct access to Passport, but we’ll also showcase the immense talent, locksmithing and resources that are grown right here at Passport Pittsburgh and make it easily accessible to the local startup community. ”
“Ascender works with entrepreneurs on a daily basis and it is evident that this platform was designed with the needs of the founders in mind,” said Nadyli Nunez, Executive Director at Ascender. “The platform centralizes a large chunk of the daily needs of founders. You can find the core components for growing their business in one place. This is a breeze for anyone who’s serious, and I encourage everyone to review.”
By joining the platform, members get instant access to local 1: 1 mentors and can connect with local VCs and angel investors. In addition, OneValley hosts a range of office hours with leading Silicon Valley and global venture companies, fireside chats with seasoned founders who have built tech startups worth over $ 1 billion, CEO roundtables, startup pitch events and workshops, that focus on giving founders access to mentoring and facilitating tech tools needed to build and scale their business.
PEP includes a robust calendar of events starting April with a fireside chat and Q&A Nikhil Sinha, CEO of OneValley, on his lessons learned from launching and scaling multiple technology startups and the resources startups need to increase their chances of success. Nikhil is the serial founder and former Chief Business and Chief Content Officer at Coursera. Members also benefit from an ongoing series of founder office hours, and this April 29th OneValley, in partnership with the ARM Institute, will also host a special event – The Future of Robotics for Manufacturing & Logistics – and the top robotics companies from the Pittsburgh Region.
OneValley’s impact on the Pittsburgh Region will not only live online. The new state-of-the-art innovation center is located in the Roundhouse in Hazelwood Green and is opened by doors June 2021in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Startup Challenge Finals event. The innovation center will be home to local technology startups that offer entrepreneurial coworking spaces, intelligent indoor and outdoor work and event spaces, and flexible workshop and training rooms where all members have access to PEP.
To learn more about the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurship Platform and to register, visit www.theonevalley.com/pittsburgh
OneValley, formerly GSVlabs, is a global entrepreneurship platform headquartered in Silicon Valley that empowers entrepreneurs, accelerates startups, and empowers organizations around the world to fuel innovation communities. OneValley supports over 40,000 members directly and an additional 175,000+ indirectly through our corporate partnerships and platforms, which are based on our online platform Passport, the world’s most comprehensive innovation platform that connects Silicon Valley with the world and the world with Silicon Valley. For more information on OneValley, please visit www.theonevalley.com.
Via the Richard King Mellon Foundation
The Richard King Mellon Foundation was founded in 1947 and is the largest foundation in the Southwest Pennsylvaniaand one of the 50 largest in the world. For 2020, the foundation has planned to equip the foundation for 2020 $ 3.1 billionand its trustees made grants and program-related investments totaling in 2020 $ 130 million. The Foundation focuses its funding on six main program areas, which are set out in its Strategic Plan 2021-2030.
Ascender, a 501 (c) 3 and vibrant community of innovators in East Liberty, helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses by offering educational programs, mentoring, expert coaching, incubation, and a collaborative coworking space. In 2020, Ascender worked with 40+ community partners to help 500+ startup founders and small business owners from a variety of industries thrive. Visit www.ascenderpgh.com to use Ascender